Every summer for the last 30 years or more, we have run our Summer Activities programme throughout the school summer holiday period. Every year the 6-week programme changes, though we keep a few of the old favourites like the Elswick House Bake Off, The Gruffalo Hunt and Pirates Day. Each day the theme changes and members of staff organise interesting and exciting activities around that topic. Here is our programme for 2021, which finished at the end of August.
In 2021, most of the days were spent in the garden as the weather, though rather grey, was mild and dry. But whatever the kind of summer we have, the children get lots of fresh air and exercise, whether it's Sports Day, our Summer Carnival, the Teddy Bears Picnic or Building Big with Boxes. Here are some photographs showing the kinds of things we get up to in the garden during our Summer Activities Programme.
We also like to take trips out in the minibus to local woodland areas and to nearby farms. One of our favourites is 'Going on a Bear Hunt' in Freeford Woods; another one is Tracking and Trailing in the Woods. But the best - the very best! - is when Farmer Rob takes us on the Tractor 'n Trailer Ride. We go round the village and into the fields to learn about the crops growing there. And this time, he reversed into the lake and we nearly got our feet wet! It was brilliant!!!