We recognise the link between social mobility and aspirations. We carefully plan a spiralled approach to giving children new challenges and inspiring experiences that broaden their horizons and encourage fresh thinking about what the future might hold.
Each year we plan a minimum of three cultural experiences for children which include listening to live music or visiting a gallery, watching a live theatre production and visiting a place or event linked to their topic of learning. We ensure that over the course of a child's journey with us, they will have spent happy days in many cultural venues and that they have a rich cultural vocabulary and knowledge to prepare them extremely well for secondary education and beyond.
In year 3, 4, 5 and 6 we lead residential trips which progressively challenge the children, both in independence and skill. Children benefit from managing their personal needs in a new setting and from experiencing challenges that resilience, focus, team building.
In addition to school trips, we also have started our STEAM assemblies where we invite speakers from many and varied professions to speak to the children about their journey.