Trips and Residentials
Learning outside the classroom really does add value to each child’s individual academic and personal development and at RGS The Grange, children of all ages take part in termly trips to a variety of centres that are linked to work taking place in school.
Day trips to centres such as the Sea Life Centre, The Snowdome, Cheddar Gorge, Think Tank, Worcester Cathedral, Chedworth, Sudeley Castle and many more, provide both staff and pupils alike with shared experiences and usually some exciting and fun stories to tell when they return to school.
At RGS The Grange we are proud that our staff want to offer children the experience of a residential trip. Research shows that these trips have a high impact on the following areas;
- Ability to foster deeper relationships
- Improvement in pupils resilience, self confidence and wellbeing
- Improvement in pupils engagement with learning
- Increased cohesion and sense of belonging
- Increased opportunities for leadership
All children recount these trips as highlights of their time at RGS The Grange (as do the staff) with many tales from the trips being passed down the year groups and growing exponentially. The current trips we offer are:
A three day / two night visit to a PGL centre to experience new adventures in the outdoors.
A three day / two night trip to Mill on the Brue activity centre in Somerset. This trip centres closely on team building through a range of fun challenges.
A three day / two night forest experience with “Bushcraft” learning a range of Bush skills and camping out (under the stars for the really brave ones!)
A four day / three night stay in Edale at the YHA Peak District Activity Centre
A five day / four night activity and cultural experience in France