It has been a very strange few years for schools and in many ways we are still seeing the effects of COVID on the school population. One really joyful thing, and sign that we are back to normality, is the amount of trips and visits that we have been able to facilitate this year.
Right from the start of the year, we have had children out and about. Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their residential during the autumn term and it has been a long-delayed ambition to get the children to the Open Centre (years 1-6 visited during the spring terms).
Children have been to The Space Centre, Derby Museum and Cromford this school year. The opportunity to again attend Young Voices caused great excitement.
The children have also been able to return to activities such as swimming; to compete with other schools at netball and have some of our dancers attend the wonderful Dance in the Forest event.
This half term, children will be visiting Sudbury Hall, competing in a mini triathlon and going to the Holocaust Centre.
It has also been a joy to have more visitors in school, whether that be Bikeability, an ancient Greek who is heading our way soon or the wonderful scientist who caused huge excitement last Friday. All in all, we are appreciating being able to give the children a broader and more outward-looking experience this year.