LEARNING AND EVENTS
The West Exmoor Federation prides itself on the highly engaging curriculum that is offered to all of our children. The curriculum is supported and enriched by a wide variety of activities, including a breakfast club, many after school clubs and a holiday club. Where ever possible we enhance learning opportunities through educational visits. We also encourage our children to participate in an extensive range of special events and residential visits. Please click on the links below to find out more about our most recent learning, education visits and events, residential visits and our after school and breakfast clubs.
Eden Project Residential
Posted: Jan 31, 2020 by: jayne.peacock on: Learning Blog
EDEN PROJECT RESIDENTIAL
It was a great privilege to take our Year 5 and 6 pupils on a residential trip last week to the Eden Project. The children had a fabulous week exploring the incredible Eden environment. They took part in a number of workshops led by the Eden Team which enabled them to learn about adaptation, sustainability and the need to protect our planet. One of the highlights was entering the Rainforest Biome after dark and when it was closed to the public – a truly magical experience which I am sure the children will remember for many years to come. They also enjoyed an adrenaline rushed afternoon at the Hangloose Adventure Centre where they had the opportunity to abseil and climb as well as leap off various platforms, either onto a giant inflatable pillow or whilst being lowered by a descender – I was so proud of how courageous all of our children were, pushing themselves to try new things and overcome their fears. As always, our children were exceptionally well behaved with many members of the public commenting positively about their behaviour. In particular, a lady staying at the YHA said that she was overwhelmed by how polite our children were, despite her initial shock when they all entered the common room on the first evening of her stay! I thoroughly enjoy taking our children away on residential experiences; you can see their confidence and resilience grow before your very eyes and I am very proud of how we continue to offer our children these experiences throughout Key Stage 2.