Year 6 celebrates their end of year in London

Last week our Year 6 students enjoyed a five-day trip to London. As they transition to the Secondary stage, “the trip was an opportunity for all of the Year 6 children to mix together as one group, have fun, build relationships and have some time away from their parents to work on their responsibility and maturity” Mr Taylor, Year 6 Lime teacher, explained. “It was certainly a perfect time for helping with the transition into Secondary as each of the 3 classes were mixed up and divided into the various airport, activity and room groups. This meant that the children worked with, supported and had fun with “new” schoolmates. “

Year 6 chose London as their end of year destination for two reasons. One being that the children could be in a completely English speaking environment, and the second was the abundance of attractions that are available in London. This year the group took part in some adventure activities such as assault courses, climbing and archery as well as going on excursions to Harry Potter Studio, London Natural History Museum and then a West End Show to see Matilda.

Mr Taylor, Mrs Wood, Miss Stanfield, Miss Gilbert and also Miss Kelly, from Secondary, were the teachers helping with the trip. Mr Taylor said that it was great to have a member of the Secondary team with them as it gave her a chance to see the children and interact with them before the transition happens in the coming weeks. “It also means that the children already know a teacher when they move into year 7 which helps with the move between Primary and Secondary”, he said.

As for the students, the positive impact of the trip was their approach to the experience of being able to mix together, make new friends ¨that they had never played with before¨ and learn to interact with each other to further develop team building strategies which will help them through to the next stage.

At the BSB we are so pleased that again this trip was a great success. We would like to thank the staff, children and parents who had a role to play in insuring that this was the case.