At Cotsford Junior School, we promote residential experiences throughout school, to help children build relationships, learn life skills and give them real life experiences. These skills promote creative thinking, consequently enhancing all aspects of their academic work. In 2016 we enjoyed the following.
Year 3 camped overnight at Beamish Open Air Museum. They spent a day in the life of a child, throughout the ages, and enjoyed fish and chips for their tea.
Year 4 and Year 5 visited the capital city for a 3 day mini break. They had a sightseeing tour of London, visited the Natural History and Science Museum, gazed at street entertainers in Covent Garden and watched Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in a West End theatre show. Finally, finishing with a trip to Harry Potter Studios on the journey home.
Dukes House Wood
Year 6 spent two nights and three days at an outdoor and adventurous centre. They enjoyed the challenges of the zip wire, leap of faith and abseiling. As well as, the high ropes they also enjoyed quad biking and orienteering.
At the beginning of September, 2015, Year 6 pupils visited Kingsway for their residential visit. They faced their fears on the high rope course, built rafts, chilled out with some open water swimming and even performed in a talent show. Well done, Year 6, for stepping out of your comfort zones and enjoying new experiences!
Edinburgh City Break
On 23rd June, 2015, children from Year 4 and 5 enjoyed a city break, in Edinburgh! They had an amazing time, visiting the castle and the zoo, and were lucky enough to see the changing of the guards and a rare sighting of the giant pandas – exciting times!
On 19th June, 2015, Year 6 pupils set off on an outdoor adventure, to Dukeshouse Wood. It was an action-packed weekend, with children trying their hands at abseiling, zip-wiring, quad biking, high ropes, the 3G swing and lots of team building activities. Everybody had a fabulous time and learned lots of new skills!