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We take every opportunity to explore our local environment both within the school grounds and beyond. These educational activities and visits give the children valuable first-hand experience and expand their world.

The cost of school visits within the school day is met by the school. However, we do ask for 'voluntary contributions' whenever these trips take place. If there are insufficient contributions then the trip may have to be cancelled.

Residential Field Studies Trips

The school runs three very successful residential field studies trips during the school year for Years 4-6.

Year Four

In the Summer term Year Four visit Marchants Hill at the PGL Centre in Hindhead. Here they stay in a fully equipped educational centre which offers an extensive range of activities for the children to enjoy. The activities are mainly centred upon  geographical skills including the use of OS Maps and orienteering techniques. Multi-skilled activities will encourage team building and leadership skills as well as personal confidence. Activities include archery, challenge course, problem solving, Jacob's Ladder, low level ropes, zip wire and the giant swing.

Year Five

The children in Year Five enjoy their visit to the PGL Centre at Osmington Bay, Dorset. Whilst on site the children have the opportunity to study marine zonation and adaption when rock pooling on the centre's private beach. They also discover how the local coastline was formed and participate in an exciting hunt for fossils. Off site, the children follow the course of the local River Wey, exploring its shape, speed and wildlife at different stages along its path.

Year Six

Year Six have the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge of the Victorian era when they visit Preston Montford in Shrewsbury. Here they study the local town, considering how it has changed since Queen Victoria's reign. They also discover how the Industrial Revolution changed the lives of the local inhabitants of Shrewsbury. Later in the week, the children explore local habitats and food chains and enjoy participating in pond dipping exercises.

South Farnham School

Osmington Bay