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Woodlands High School

Woodlands High School

Cardiff

Wales

Off-site / Residential Trips

Pupils learn most effectively through first hand experiences.  There are a number of educational visits and experiences (usually in the local area) which underpin the work undertaken in the classroom. We run an Outdoor Learning Programme which all pupils access during the school year. This helps address the physical, sensory and developmental needs of our pupils.

On entry to school and annually thereafter, parents will be asked to sign a consent to pupils being included in visits and experiences in the local area.

When pupils are taking part in the Outdoor Learning Programme, parents will be provided with additional information about the activities to be undertaken and will be advised on the clothing etc that pupils will need to wear or bring with them. Separate consents will be sent for these visits, relating to the individual experiences. There is usually no charge made for any of these visits.

Occasionally, a visit or experience is arranged further afield or is one that requires a specialist instructor. Separate details will be sent out for these activities and individual consent will be required. Financial contributions may be requested for these activities.

Most pupils will be offered a number of residential experiences during their time at Woodlands. A financial contribution is usually requested for these experiences. These can include outdoor activities at Storey Arms, The Welsh National Special Games and international visits.

Every year pupils are invited to attend the residential adventure week at Story Arms (Brecon Beacons) where they have a go at canoeing, caving, hiking, gorge walking and climbing. This week provides the pupils with experiences that has the talking about it all year and memories they will never forget.

Pupils are able to extend a variety of skills which are more easily facilitated in an outdoor environment. The development of these skills promotes individual social, emotional and physical wellbeing, which will help the children to become responsible citizens, confident individuals and effective learners promoting all four key purposes of the new welsh curriculum.  A fantastic time is always had by all!

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