KS2 Day Visits
From day visits to overnight residential stays with evening activities til 8.30pm every night, our fully qualified outdoor instructors make sure that a trip to the Anderton Centre is among the highlights of the student’s year. Even better, we can programme your visit to ensure that areas of the curriculum are brought to life and classroom learning make relevant with practical applications and skills – with tons of fun!
“We would all like to thank you for our recent visit to your centre. All the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and indeed quite a few told me that it was the very best trip they had ever been on!” (Canoeing, Bush Craft and Campfire Cooking days for Year 4s, 5s and 6s, October 2014)
Gemma Rushton (Year 4 teacher), Anderton Primary School, Chorley
Sample Lower KS2 day visits
To view our electronic brochure of KS1 and KS2 day visits (pictured) please click here.
Year 3 and Year 4
Our outdoor learning gets more adventurous as children are a bit taller and stronger so can take on more physical challenge of rowing, rope work and climbing. Paddling skills begin in Year 4 and progress through to Year 6.
Our fully qualified instructors are experienced in developing the spiritual and social elements of team work whilst building students’ self-esteem and confidence, with laughter and fun!
We are flexible – you can mix and match in KS2. Here’s what a Year 5 pupil thought of the Year 4 fire-building and bread-making session with open-rafted canoeing and team games in the afternoon:
“I enjoyed making bread and the canoeing. I had a really fun day out. It was one of the best trips I’ve been on”.
James, age 9 (Anderton Primary School, Chorley)
Sample Upper KS2 day visits
Year 5 and Year 6
Day visits can also be easily delivered as residentials – ideal as a one night taster for Year 5s. Year 6s could have an activity day to look forward to after SATs to let off steam. Or how about an ‘End of an Era Summer Trip’ for a Year 6 leavers’ treat?
Stone Age Experience (Y3, 4, 5 and 6)
A day trip to remember – ideal for budding Flintstones studying the Stone Age in Year 3 – but we can adapt it as suitable for Year 4s, 5s and 6s too.
A full day visit covers four outdoor activities; for half a day visit just choose two. We can tailor make it to fit into your school day:
- Fire building
- Shelter building
- Campfire cooking
Areas of the curriculum and topics that the day taps into can include the following. Let us know if your pupils have a particular focus area in class and our instructors can concentrate on specific outputs for your outdoor learning (eg, food, clothing, building materials, ecology):
- Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities (PE)
- Outdoor campfire cooking (DT) and the Fire Triangle (Sc)
- First hand practical experiences (Sc)
- Minimising our ecological footprint
- Stone Age diet and healthy eating
- Types of shelters, building materials, clothing and protection from the weather
“The Stone Age Experience was fantastic! We had a wonderful day and the children loved it. Instructors James and Danny were excellent and had a great rapport with the children (the Flamingoes and Flintstones!). Thank you all so much and we hope to return in the future.” (November 2014)
KS2 staff and children, Thomasson Memorial School for the Deaf (Bolton)
You may also be interested in…
Outdoor learning cards (for KS2)
Residentials (Year 4, 5 and 6 – 1-4 nights)