Educational visits are an important part of school life and are widely encouraged at Passmores Academy.
The purpose of Educational Visits:
- To stimulate the mental, spiritual and physical development of the child;
- To enable the child to spend time intelligently and happily, sharing experiences with others;
- To enable the child to acquire resourcefulness, initiative and self-reliance;
- To enable the child to cultivate good fellowship and unselfishness;
- To fulfil requirements of the National (and other) curriculum orders
Educational visits provide context for learning, requiring young people to use their skills, knowledge and understanding in real and often complex, situations. This helps them to understand and remember what they are learning about.
Educational visits have an important role to play in helping young people to develop healthy lifestyles whilst re-engaging them with their natural environment.
During the academic year 2014-2015 we ran 122 school trips.
The types of Educational Visits provided at Passmores Academy include:
- Local visits (library, town centre, college)
- Places of educational interest (farm, museum, sites of historical or geographical interest)
- Other educational establishments
- Charity walks and sponsored events
- Enrichment/Reward trips
- Evening visits (theatre, cinema, musical venue)
- Residential centres and educational courses (Essex Outdoor Centres, Kingswood)
- Outdoor activity centres
- Duke of Edingburgh
- Adventurous holidays
- Abroad (holidays, exchange visits)
Our insurance provider is Zurich.
If you have any further questions regarding Educational Visits please contact one of our Educational Visits Co-ordinators, Miss S Hughes and Miss H Van-Tromp who are based at Student Services.