Out of School Activities - Primary Department
At Cedars School we realise the importance of out of school activities in the development of pupils as successful learners, effective contributors, responsible citizens and confident individuals.
While a higher proportion of time will be spent beyond school premises than is normal, these outside activities will form part of class teachers’ forward planning and will be clearly tied to the curriculum, developing transferable skills.
A simple example of this might be learning to budget and then going out to purchase materials for a practical subject. Many out of school activities will relate to topic work, health and wellbeing and the Expressive Arts curriculum.
In the primary department we aim that pupils will be out of school for part of one day each week. In the secondary department, out of school activities tend to take place in the summer term when exams are over.
Each year the school undertakes a residential trip. Trips run in a rolling programme of city visits and outdoor pursuit weeks. Residential trips are restricted to certain classes in the school.