Trips and Visits 2018-2019

Buckden House: Year 6 Residential:

Pupils from Year six enjoyed the annual residential trip to Buckden House. 

Buckden is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England.  Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Buckden is situated in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and on the east bank of the River Wharfe in Wharfedale.   The village of Buckden is situated where Buckden Gill, which rises on Buckden Pike, joins the River Wharfe.  Buckden Pike is a fell at the head of Wharfedale, a valley in the Yorkshire Dales that stands above the village of Buckden.   

Buckden House Outdoor Education Centre is a converted manor house in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.  It is run as part of the City of Bradford’s Children’s Services and has been providing residential outdoor experiences to children and young people for over 30+ years.   The house is nestled at the foot of Buckden Pike in the beautiful Upper Wharfedale valley.  Buckden House has 61 beds split across three floors, 2 dining rooms, a comfortable lounge, two classroom bases and large grounds.    During our stay pupils enjoyed a range of curricular based and adventurous activities such as gill scrambling, caving, high ropes, village study, team building and healthy walks to see and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  Buckden is most certainly a very stunning and peaceful place. 

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Year 3 Tour the Bradford District:

The City of Bradford is a local government district of West Yorkshire, England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. It is named after its largest settlement, Bradford, but covers a far larger area which includes the towns of Keighley, Shipley, Bingley, Ilkley, Haworth, Silsden and Denholme.  Pupils from Year 3 visited some of the places in the district to compare the different locations and enjoy the sights.     

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Toys Workshop:

Pupils from Year 1 visited the Industrial Museum to participate in a toys workshop.  They learned about old and new toys.  They got hands-on experience to see how the toys worked and how children from the past played with them. 

Pop Art:

Year 2 learn about Pop Art and create their own artwork at the Cartwright Hall Museum.  

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Yorkshire Wildlife Park:

Year 2 pupils enjoyed seeing and learning about different animals at the park.  They got to see some of the worlds’ most beautiful and at risk species including Polar Bears, Black Rhino, Lions, Tigers and Giraffes plus lots of other interesting and strange animals. 

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a unique walk-through wildlife park located just outside Doncaster, South Yorkshire. 

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Cartwright Hall: Early Islamic Civilisation:

Pupils from Year 5 spent the day at Cartwright Hall learning about the Early Islamic civilisation.  Using artwork and artefacts pupils explored the historic origins of Early Islamic civilisation, its influences and contribution to world culture.  Through activities including traditional calligraphy, making geometric patterns and dressing up as traders, pupils learnt about how early Muslims lived and traded in those days. 

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Doe Park Water Activities Centre:

Pupils from Year 5 spent the day at the Doe Park.  Doe Park is Bradford’s specialist centre for outdoor activities and education, situated on Doe Park reservoir in Denholme.  Our pupils enjoyed learning and practicing new skills in; canoeing, kayaking, team building and land (nature) activities.  As per usual our pupils enjoyed the water activities the most and had a great time on the water. 

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York: The DIG & The Jorvik Centre:

Year 4 pupils experience a day in York visiting two centres:

DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure which gave our pupils the chance to become trainee ‘diggers’ and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history.  They dug down deep (in synthetic, no mess soil) to discover artefacts from the four major periods of York’s fascinating history.    They also got hands on with history and actually touch finds from previous YAT digs, including pottery, bone and even antlers.  Pupils discovered what these artefacts told us about the lives of people who used them.

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The Jorvik Viking Centre is a museum and visitor attraction in York, England, containing lifelike mannequins and life-size dioramas depicting Viking life in the city. Visitors are taken through the dioramas in small carriages equipped with speakers. It was created by the York Archaeological Trust in 1984. Its name is derived from Jórvík, the Old Norse name for the city of York.

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