'I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.' Confucius
While it is possible to learn some basic concepts in class, there is no substitute for real experience in the wider world.
At Clifford Road Primary School we believe that school trips provide a great opportunity for pupils to gain such experience and face a range of challenges that can contribute significantly to their personal development.
School trips can also make a major contribution to the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills. Trips enhance the curriculum and provide a wider range of experiences for our pupils than could be provided on the school site alone.
Many of our trips are within the local area. We do this so that the children gain a better understanding of their community and to encourage active citizenship. If the children know what is special about their community, they will want to preserve it.
Trips also develop skills for life. They promote independence of our children and enable them to grow and develop in new environments. Trips teach children about what is appropriate behaviour in different settings. They can help develop self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-belief.
Please see the year group pages and curriculum pages for more trips.