A range of educational day visits connected with the ongoing work in the classes are offered to the children.
Suffolk Schools Agricultural Show
Class 2 always look forward to their visit to the Suffolk Showground organised by the Suffolk Agricultural Association. Every two years thousands of Suffolk Primary school children take part in their own education-orientated version of the Suffolk Show. There are many interactive events where they can see sheep being sheared, horses being shoed, bloodhounds in action and sheepdog trials. Amongst other things they can also learn about livestock, farm machinery through the ages, local farm produce and, always very popular, taste locally produced farm food.
A forest school programme over 6+ sessions is a transformational experience, with children growing in confidence and gaining independence. Exploring nature at their own pace, children learn to investigate, take risks safely, solve problems and gain knowledge through first hand experience.
Wild Beach and coastal connections
Wild Beach brings the forest schools philosophy to Suffolk's coastal habitats. Over 6+ sessions through a positive, play-based approach, children develop an understanding of beach and marine ecosystems and learn about land and sea life through explorative and creative activities.
Due to legislation we can ask parents only for voluntary contributions towards the cost of these visits. Without these contributions the visits cannot take place. We appreciate this may sometimes be difficult for some families, and the headteacher will be happy to discuss in confidence exceptions with families concerned.