Educational Visits



Here at Shocklach Oviatt C.E. Primary School, we believe that high quality educational trips and experiences make a significant contribution to a child’s education and life experiences. Having visitors come into school and taking the children on trips helps to enrich our curriculum, boost self-esteem and motivation, develop talents and enhance social skills. These experiences can help links between schools and communities to broaden a child’s knowledge of the wider world.

Annually, Badgers class (Y4,5,6) alternate residentials between an outdoor activity centre and a major city. At the activity centres, they are able to participate in high ropes courses, canoeing and rock climbing, for example, whilst the city break offers them the chance to experience a range of renowned museums, art galleries and theatre performances.

Squirrels class (Y2/3) usually go on a one night residential to a local outdoor centre, where they take part in a variety of outdoor and physical activities and experience a sleep over with their friends for the first time! Our Foxes class (YN/R/1) undertake lots of day trips throughout the year which compliment and enhance the current areas of learning. Look at our Facebook/Twitter page to see where we have been recently!

Throughout the year, we ensure that the children have the opportunity to go on various trips linked to our curriculum. Examples of these include trips to museums, zoos, local farms and places of worship. We also partake in inter-school sporting competitions at Bishop Heber High School throughout the year.

As a Church of England School, we are invited each year, to visit Chester Cathedral for ‘Pilgrim Day’, ‘Sing The Christmas Story’ and the Year 6 Leavers’ Service.  Strong links with our beautiful local Church, St Edith’s, mean that we are able to celebrate Harvest, Christmas and Easter services in its warm, spiritual atmosphere.

Welcoming visitors to our school, such as local MPs and dignitaries, animal experts, artists and speakers from a range of faiths and charities, allows our children to learn from experienced professionals from the wider community.

These extra-curricular opportunities promote joy and a love of learning in our children, which continue in classroom-based work on their return.