In Valley School we strongly believe in offering valuable experiences, which the children can relate to whilst developing their education.
We ensure that there is at least one educational visit per class theme. This allows the children to experience the subject in a lively and exciting way. Children from the nursery upwards have the opportunity to visit such places as the Village, the seaside, the forest and local business or supermarkets as part of their education and when possible are met by an expert to discuss the life and work of the area.
In key stage 2 children visit such places as ‘The Menai Bridge’, Melin Llynon, Beaumaris Castle and the National Slate Museum in Llanberis.
With thanks to a parent from school the children, annually have the opportunity to visit ‘Trac Mon’ during the Race of Remembrance weekend, where this year they were fortunate enough to meet the Olympic Cyclist, Sir Chris Hoy. During the visit they are treated like VIPs and have access to many of the areas which are closed to the public.
As part of the Second World War theme in year 5&6 the children (every other year) are given the chance to go on a trip to Europe. They visit Anne Frank House in Amsterdam as well as the Battlefields and trenches, the cemeteries and museums of Ypres in Belgium. This is a 4 day trip on a luxury coach whilst staying in Hotels. 4 members of staff accompany the children. Last year a book was made from the children’s diaries and pictures and were sold to the parents. A copy is kept in school.
Every other year, the children go on an overnight visit to London to see the Houses of Parliament, the Olympic Stadium and of course experience a West End Musical.
At the end of the school year the year 5&6 class go camping overnight to a local campsite where they will go canoeing, swimming, take part in outdoor activities and of course, have a BBQ. This, for many of the children is the highlight of the year.