We recognise that learning does not only take place in the classroom, and there are regular trips for all age groups in school.
During a child’s time at Hunter Hall School Penrith, they will visit museums, galleries and theatres, as well as making full use of the unsurpassed local environment of the Lake District and Eden Valley. Extending the curriculum outside of the school and home is vital to ensure that our pupils are given the opportunity to achieve in all areas.
We also welcome many visitors to school including authors, theatre groups, musicians, representatives of different faiths, charities, both local and national and the local fire, police and mountain rescue services (to name a few)
Independence and learning to take responsibility for yourself are life skills which every young person is able to experience through residential visits. For many it may be the first time away from home and we ensure that every child is prepared and excited about the trips – linking curriculum work to the visits. The youngsters return home with an increased maturity and better understanding of themselves and respect for others.
Year 4 – June
Three-day residential to Northumberland, visiting historic castles, Holy Island and the beautiful Farne Islands. Geography/Science/English subjects as well as outdoor activities are all covered. Students will complete a journal of their adventures.
Years 5 and 6 – May (every two years)
Seven day trip to Normandy, France based around their study of World War Two, staying at a beautiful typical French style chateau, they visit war cemeteries, the landing beaches and themed museums. Time is spent in Bayeux, visiting its cathedral and the tapestry and the trip also incorporates visiting a cheese farm and a theme park.
Years 5 and 6 – Summer term (every two years)
Outdoor activity week at Hawse End Outdoor Activity Centre, Derwentwater, Nr Keswick. A chance for everyone to have a go at a range of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, climbing, archery, ghyll scrambling and fell-walking.
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