Each year Primary 6 and 7 children are offered a place on our residential excursions. These excursions enable children to develop a range of skills as they try out new challenges, for example skiing and hill walking. We write to parents as early as possible to inform them of the proposed educational activities undertaken, as well as potential costs and any relevant housekeeping arrangements. We ask that if you plan to send your child on the residential excursion, that you let us know of any potential concerns that may occur and attend the parents’ information evenings as they arise.
Educational excursions may be arranged throughout the year for all stages to enhance learning in school. Previous trips have included a farm visit linked with Harvest, a trip to Kirkintilloch Auld Kirk Museum linked to Romans, a trip to Vikingar linked with the Vikings, a trip to the Science Centre to link with a Science topic. These are just some examples.
Parents are informed in writing of the full details before any excursion takes place; which will include, for example, the financial and insurance costs and accommodation. The school policy on mobile phones, which states that no pupil should carry a phone on their person, will be applied whilst on excursions. In the event of an emergency, staff carry a school mobile phone.