Bringing learning to life
Trips, visits and learning off-site comprise an essential part of the school curriculum at Dane Royd. Successful trips provide memorable learning experiences and enhance the children’s education in ways that are not possible in the classroom. The school is committed to providing school visits as a positive tool to develop pupils’ independent, investigative learning, and to build their experience of the local and wider world.
What are the benefits of educational visits?
Reinforcing classroom learning
Increasing motivation and engagement
Embeds learning by being "hands on"
Engages different types of learners
Experiencing different environments
Developing global citizens
For more information about Educational Visit at Dane Royd, please see the policy below.
Educational Visits 2021-2022
Educational visits are currently postponed due to Covid measures and updated risk assessments. As further restrictions are lifted, parents will be informed about originally planned visits for the Spring and Summer term.
Lower Key Stage 2 visit Jorvik Viking Centre - October 2021
Years 3 and 4 had a fantastic visit as part of their Vicious Viking topic. Whilst there, we explored a Viking village, took part in a battle tactics workshop, found out about Anglo-Saxon medicines and became archaeologists digging for artefacts.
It was so interesting and exciting. I learnt lots and it was great to see what a Viking village would have looked like.
Joshua - Year 4
Key Stage 1 visit Skipton Castle - October 2021
Children in Key Stage 1 enjoyed a visit to Skipton Castle to end their topic on Castles. They were able to experience castle first hand and enjoyed applying their new knowledge from the topic to a real life experience. The children had a tour of the castle and saw everything from the dungeon and the long drop to the medieval kitchen and banqueting hall. Pupils were able to ask the tour guides about events that had happened at Skipton Castle and also show what they had learnt in school.
I loved being able to see a real castle. The dungeon was scary in the dark. I wouldn't have wanted to be in there for 20 weeks!
Aster - Year 1
I loved going into the dungeon! The long drop was their toilet and it was gross. Everything went down it into the moat.
Felix - Year 2
Upper Key Stage 2 visit Skelton Grange Environment Centre - November 2021
Pupils in Years 5 and 6 had an amazing time at Skelton Grange Environmental Centre. The visit supported and developed the children's knowledge of sustainability and how it is vital communities pull together to save nature. Pupils learnt how local volunteers believed in the environment and worked together to develop the unused land - developing it into the natural habitat it is today. Children also enjoyed some team building activities where they used problem solving and team skills to achieve a goal. A lovely day ended with roasting popcorn over an open fire!
The den building was so much fun! We worked really hard as a team to make our tee-pee.
Bradley - Year 5
The volunteers have worked so hard to bring nature back to the area. It made me realise how we have to look after our planet.
Angelica - Year 5
Dane Royd Junior & Infant School