Educational Visits

Residential Activities

Residential visits are condsidered extremely beneficial for children and the school is appreciative of the willingness of the staff to organise such activities. They are always subject to review.

During their time at Nook Lane, children are usually given the opportunity to take part in two residential experiences, one in Year 5 and one in Year 6.


Thornbridge Hall is an Outdoor Education Centre situated near Great Longstone in Derbyshire.

We hope that all the children have the opportunity to take part in a residential visit at Thornbridge Hall during Year 5. The emphasis is on problem-solving and team-building work, and of course, lots of fun.

To see more exciting information about Thornbridge Outdoors, including the accommodation and the many activities available, please visit the Thornbridge Outdoors website.

'The Y6 Experience'

There are two options got Y6 when the children may choose between an Activity Week based in Sheffield or one in France - depending on the availability of places. Each will be a rewarding and challenging experience - and a welcome change after SATs!

Sheffield Activity Week

This is non-residential and involves the children in different activities each day, varying from year to year. They have included visits to Magna, Chatsworth Farm and Adventure Playground, the Foundry Climbing Wall, and Bradford Photographic Museum.

France Activity Week

"Evidence shows that learning outside of the classroom brings benefits to pupils such as deeper subject learning, increased self-confidence and raised achievement. It can also help young people to understand and manage risk."

- DCFS statement, January 2008

Our French experience for Y6 children consists of an adventure camping week in the South of France.

The activities we take part in include kayaking, swimming, climbing, river trek, caving, a visit to a French town and market and a one day descent of the Ardeche River by open canoe - all organised and supervised by well qualified instructors in a safe environment.

This will be the sixteenth time we have visited Labeaume and each time is just as exciting as the first.