To support and enhance the school’s curriculum, Denmead Junior School pupils enjoy a variety of inspiring and exciting educational trips which complement their learning topics. These could include Butser Hill Ancient Farm to tie in with ‘Iron Rocks’; Kew Gardens relating to ‘Rainforests’; Marwell Zoo to link with ‘Discover Darwin’.
The school aims for a trip or visitor/special day each term for both the upper and lower schools. Details of the planned trips for the year can be found in our ‘Meet the Teacher’ presentations at the beginning of each academic year.
We are also pleased to offer children residential opportunities at the Calshot Activity Centre in the new forest for 2 nights (3 days) in year 4 and a 5-day experience in Wales later in year 6. These trips are a very important part of the children’s Denmead Junior School experience, delivering the ‘outdoor adventure’ part of the P.E. curriculum and we aspire for all children to attend.
Children enjoy trying new activities like kayaking, rock climbing, archery and orienteering, but more than this, they engage in team work and personal challenges that develop their confidence and social skills.