Learning at Dame Bradbury’s doesn't just take place in the classroom, we take every opportunity to get out and about to expand our horizons.
We use day trips to introduce new experiences, that both educate and amuse, as well as building social skills and supporting emotional development.
Trips might include:
Rowley Hill Farm, Little Walden - Reception
Every week, our Reception children visit Rowley Hill, just a few miles from our site. We go in all weathers and love every minute. Activities include setting up a camp, building a house for the Three Little Pigs, finding out how binoculars work, testing their strength and learning to use a saw safely.
Boydells Dairy Farm
In summer, Boydells Farm is a firm favourite. Here we meet sheep who are the stars of the show at milking time. Families are invited to join us on these special days out.
Years 1 and 2
Saffron Walden itself boasts an excellent museum and art gallery, as well as Bridge End Garden and a locality full of history. We collaborate frequently with Rosedale House, our sister school in Cambridge, either at Dame Bradbury's or in Cambridge itself, using the rich resources of the city to further excite and stimulate learning and discovery.
Our pupils visit London, be it for theatre trips, the National Gallery, the Houses of Parliament or Westminster Abbey, to name a few; and venture to a variety of other sites of historical, religious or other cultural interest too.
Bushcraft - Year 4
We spend 2 nights, 3 days at the Bushcraft centre in deepest Kent honing our outdoor skills and complementing our focus on outdoor learning.
Manor Adventure - Year 5
Manor Adventure in St Issey, Cornwall offers opportunities to learn about various geographical processes including coastal erosion and defence.
Pupils also experience a range of outdoor adventure activities covering our key learning habits, in a fun-filled week of new experiences.
Snowdon - Year 6
We’ve been taking pupils to Snowdon since 2006. We always try to reach the summit (usually successfully). We learn about physical geography, as well as exploring the natural environment by rock climbing, gorge scrambling and mountain walking.
Ski Trip - February half term
We join pupils from Rosedale House for a bi-annual ski trip.
French or Spanish Trip - October half term
Pupils enjoy a four-day trip to Northern France or Spain. It's a great opportunity to practise language skills and to enjoy the culture and atmosphere of the country.