The Abbey School Trips
Year group trips support curriculum learning and help to bring learning to life, creating more opportunities to develop a child’s natural inquisitiveness and interest in the world around them, past and present. These include visits to Sutton Hoo, West Stowe, Hedingham Castle, Mount Fitchet Castle, Colchester Castle, Carlton Marshes, Audley End House, Kentwell Hall, and Great Blakenham Recycling Centre.
We also run a number of specialist subject days in school: Viking Day, Roman Day, Greek Day, Victorian Christmas, Maths Day, Science Day, Science Theatre group visit, and a number of specialist visitors come to the school throughout the year. These visits are always fantastic fun, with the chance for pupils to dress up and truly immerse themselves in a fantasy world that makes learning fun and accessible, making historical and mathematical facts incredibly easy to remember.
“We did Roman day 2 weeks ago; a centurion came to visit, and we dressed up as Romans. It was really fun.”
PGL long weekend for Year 6 Pupils every Trinity Term held at the PGL centre at Marchants’ Hill, Surrey. Pupils have the opportunity to enjoy activities such as archery, abseiling, raft building, climbing, orienteering, zip wiring, shooting.
There is also an annual whole school visit to a Shakespeare4Kidz performance, which really brings the world of Shakespeare to life for the children, and encourages excitement and enthusiasm towards the hugely popular playwright’s work.
“We went to the Ipswich Regent to see a play by Shakespeare called Macbeth. It was very exciting and quite scary! When we came back we wrote an essay about it.”