The school is pleased to organise visits to theatres, museums and other places of interest.
Written consent is required for children to attend visits outside school. Each visit is carefully costed and parents of pupils for whom the visit is intended, are asked to contribute towards the cost of the visit. This is not mandatory and individual children will not be excluded if their parents do not contribute.
A visit may, however, have to be cancelled if insufficient funds are contributed.
There is the opportunity for the children to experience two residential school journeys at St. Patrick’s. Year 5 – Swanage, Dorset
The visit to the Townsend residential centre in is a six-acre site overlooking the town of Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck and is just one mile from the ‘Jurassic Coast’, the United Kingdom’s only World Heritage Site.
The Townsend centre has a long standing of tradition of excellence in teaching environmental education and personal and social education which is achieved through learning outdoors.
Examples of the week’s programme include low ropes and team challenge, Earth education, river landforms, sandy and rocky shore habitats, beach geology, orienteering, bushcraft, history and drama at Corfe Castle.
The next Y5 school journey to Swanage will be in November 2011.
Greenwich council offers some financial help to families on low incomes for the board and lodging costs for the Swanage school journey. Year 6 – Tyn A Berth Mountain Centre, North Wales
This is a 5 day school journey to a terrific residential centre in the Snowdonia National Park in Wales. For more information please see the website.
The next Y6 school journey to Tyn A Berth departs on Monday 17th June 2013.
There is financial assistance available from Greenwich council for this school journey.