Trips and Visits 2019-2020

Old Trafford: Manchester United V FC Astana

Fourteen lucky pupils from Year Six travelled to Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play against FC Astana.  It was the first game in the 2019/2020 UEFA Europe League.  Pupils were amazed at the size of the Old Trafford grounds, which has a capacity of 75,000, and has been United’s home ground since 1910.  Pupils watched the game with excitement and it wasn’t until the 73rd minute when Bradford born youngster Mason Greenwood scored for Manchester.  It was a great goal which sent the crowd up in cheers.  The whole experience was amazing for our pupils, which for most was the first time in a major football ground.  

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Cartwright Hall: Year 6: Portraits

Year 6 pupils spent the day at Cartwright Hall learning about drawing portraits.  The workshop covered how to study the face and understand its construction and how to avoid common mistakes in drawing.  Pupils looked at some art pieces in the museum then tried their hand at drawing them.  This progressed to drawing other art work and then drawing each other.  Our pupils produced some excellent artwork and portraits. 

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Tour De Bradford: Year 3

Pupils have been learning about Bradford and its geographical features.  They have been looking into the differences in urban and rural areas of Bradford.  To understand this further they have been on a Tour De Bradford.  The tour covered visiting many areas of the Bradford district to see and experience first-hand the geographical features and sights of each location.  Pupils visited and travelled through; Oxenhope, Howarth, Harden (St Ives), Baildon (Trig point), Thackley, Greengates, Eccleshill, Bd3, Bd1 and back to Bd7.  The visit gave our pupils a better understanding of the district they live in.    

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Cartwright Hall: Year 4:  Impressionism

Pupils from Year 4 visited Cartwright Hall to learn about impressionist style art.  Impressionism developed in the nineteenth century and is based on the practice of painting out of doors and spontaneously ‘on the spot’ rather than in a studio from sketches.  Main impressionist subjects were landscapes and scenes of everyday life.  They also talked about ‘impasto in art’.  Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface in very thick layers, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible.  During the visit our pupils were taken through the galleries and given an opportunity to draw some of the displayed art work.  They looked at three paintings; the ‘Garden of Enchantment’ from ‘Parsifal’ 1914, the ‘Harvester’s Supper’ 1903, and the ‘Boy and the Man’ 1908.  They also went outside into the gardens and drew their own impressionist style art of the surroundings.  This was then coloured by using wax pastels and blended with water.  This resulted in some marvellous art work by our pupils.

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Buckden House: Year 6 Residential:

Pupils from Year six enjoyed the annual residential trip to Buckden House.  The trip is great for our pupils as they get the opportunity to embrace new challenges, develop teamwork and relational skills, build their resilience and conquer fears as well as spend time with their friends in a new setting.  Pupils were involved in a range of adventurous activities such as ghyll scrambling, caving, high ropes, village study, team building and healthy walks to see and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.  Our pupils got stuck in and had lots of fun doing the activities.  They also enjoyed a campfire where they toasted marshmallows and watched a mini fireworks display.  The whole experience was amazing.  Buckden is most certainly a very stunning and peaceful place.

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

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                                                                     Caving:  (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

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                                                 Campfire, marshmallows and fireworks:  (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

                                                                  Ghyll scrambling: (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

                                                     Buckden challenge and walking: (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

                                                          Indoor activity: Post cards: (CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE)

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Cartwright Hall: Year 1: Drawing

Year 1 pupils spent the day at Cartwright Hall looking at the artwork and learning new drawing skills and techniques.  

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Industrial Museum: Year 3:

Year 3 visited the Bradford Industrial Museum to learn about the Industrial Revolution and the wool history of Bradford.   Pupils learned how wool is turned into cloth and how the old looms worked.  They saw old machines in action and even got some hands-on experience using some mini wool looms. There are many processes which wool goes through before it can be turned into cloth.  

Bradford Industrial Museum, established 1974 in Moorside Mills, Eccleshill, specializes in relics of local industry, especially printing and textile machinery.  In the 19th century, Bradford was famous for its worsted cloth, although life was hard for the workers, the mill owners lived a much better life.  

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