Trips and Visits 2023-2024

Horton Park: Autumn: Year 1:

Pupils identify and learn the signs of Autumn; changing leaf colour, conkers, falling seeds and leaves, leaves on the ground, and many more amazing Autumn signs:


Ingleborough Hall Residential: Year 6:

Ingleborough Hall Outdoor Education Centre is an historic lodge surrounded by acres of private grounds in the picturesque village of Clapham in North Yorkshire.
The venue sits just inside the Yorkshire Dales National Park, at the foot of Ingleborough hill. The area is home to many of the most famous caves in England, including the Ingleborough Show Cave.
The Hall itself dates to 1847 when the Farrer family of London owned it. They used it as a hunting lodge and country home. The Grade 2 listed building includes an icehouse, underground tunnel and eight acres of rich woodlands and formal gardens.
Today, Ingleborough Hall is an outdoor learning centre under the management of Bradford Council. It offers a variety of adventure activities and lessons for students on schools trips and residentials. Some of the daytime activities available for school groups visiting Ingleborough Hall include:
Caving, Gorge scrambling, Orienteering, Geocaching, Team building and problem-solving exercises, Village study, Tree climbing and many other activities.
For many students, a school residential at Ingleborough Hall will offer their first away-from-home experience, providing the perfect opportunity for them to become more independent.

Tree Climbing:
Gorge Scrambling:
Orienteering, Geocaching, Team building and problem-solving exercises and  Village study:

Cartwright Hall: Andy Warhol Workshop: Pop Art: Year 2:

Pop art is a style of art is based on simple, bold images of everyday items, such as soup cans, painted in bright
colours.  Pop artists created pictures of consumer product labels and packaging, photos of celebrities, comic strips, and animals.   


Cliffe Castle: Rocks and Fossils Workshop: Year 3 Alder:

Pupils became archaeologists, geologists and palaeontologists for the day in their quest to research rocks and fossils.  


Cartwright Hall: Mondrian Workshops: Year 1:

The workshop uses examples of Piet Mondrain’s artwork and other artworks to introduce children to shapes and colour. Piet Mondrian was a Dutch painter who was born in 1872. At one time, Mondrian painted realistic landscapes, but as he painted more and more, his style began to change. Eventually, Mondrian’s style consisted of geometric shapes and primary colours. After all, every shape can be created from the basic geometric shapes and every colour can be created from the primaries – red, yellow and blue.


Cliffe Castle: Stone Age to Iron Age Workshop: Year 3:

Pupils attended a workshop at Cliffe Castle to get an overview of the period from the Stone Age to the Iron Age in Britain and to evaluate some of the major changes during this time.  Pupils explored how lifestyles evolved during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, looking at the factors that led to Stone Age hunter-gatherers settling into early farming communities and how these settlements in turn developed further into the Iron Age.  During the workshop pupils also looked at Roman, Victorian and present day objects.


Cartwright Hall: David Hockney Workshop: Year 3:

Pupils learned about the Bradford born artist David Hockney and put their art skills into action using a variety of techniques.  They produced some stunning artwork.


Cartwright Hall: Early Islamic Civilisation: Year 5:

Pupils attended a workshop at Cartwright Hall to learn about the early history of the Islamic civilisation. This including learning about Baghdad from CE 900 and comparing it to Western Europe at around the same time. Baghdad at the time was the largest city in the world, with a population of about 1 million. It was a perfectly round city, with all the important buildings in the centre. Situated between two rivers, it was also at the centre of the world’s great trade routes.
Using artwork and artefacts pupils explored the historic origins of early Islamic civilisation and its influences and contribution to world culture. Pupils also tried their hand at some Arabic calligraphy.


Thackray Museum of Medicine: Florence Nightingale workshop: Year 2:

Pupils from Year Two went on a journey of discovery to explore the incredible world of medicine at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds.  The Museum is one of the largest medical museums in the UK; it is housed in the old Leeds Union Workhouse.

During the visit to the museum pupils participated in a Florence Nightingale Workshop. The workshop was led by Miss Nightingale herself (costumed actress). Miss Nightingale told the children about her life and her work as a Nurse during the Crimean War.  They joined Miss Nightingale on an exciting journey to the Crimea.  They explored the horrors of wartime hospitals before Florence Nightingale. They embarked on a thrilling journey to a Scutari hospital ward (Turkey) where they got to see how conditions improved and helped a poor wounded soldier. They spent some part of the day exploring the museum.  



Cliffe Castle: Living Things and Their Habitat Workshop: Year 1:

In this hands-on and fun workshop, pupils help to prepare for an animal dinner party. Pupils must find out the names of guests, what they eat, where they live.  Once they have gathered the information, they will introduce the guest.

The workshop uses a wide range of natural history specimens to help pupils explore and closely examine some of the plants and animals found in the local environment.


Tour de Bradford: Year 3:

Pupils have been learning about the Bradford District and its geographical features. They have been looking into the differences between the urban and rural areas. To understand this further they have been on a Tour de Bradford. The tour covered visiting some areas of the district to see and experience first-hand the geographical features and sights of each location. Pupils visited and travelled through; Bradford City, Oxenhope, Howarth, Harden (St Ives), Baildon (Trig point).
The Bradford Metropolitan District covers an area of approximately 141 square miles, stretching across Airedale, Wharfedale and the Worth Valley as well as Bradford city and the towns of Bingley, Ilkley, Keighley and Shipley. The district’s many other communities include Addingham, Baildon, Burley in Wharfedale, Cullingworth, Denholme, Eastburn, Eccleshill, Haworth, Menston, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Silsden, Steeton and Thornton.


Tropical world/Ann Maguire Education Centre/ Roundhay Park: Year 4:

Year 4 pupils visited the Ann Maguire Centre and Roundhay Park to participate in a woodland session which involved a scavenger hunt, learning how to measure trees and learning about woodland animals and their habitat. They then used the information and compared it to a much larger setting, the rainforest. They completed a task about the rainforest animals and learned the importance of protecting the ecosystem. In the afternoon they visited Tropical World to see some the amazing animals.