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Education outside the classroom is a vital element of every child’s development and it is an integral part of the English National Curriculum. Starting from Year 3, our students take part in residential visits and these visits are a wonderful opportunity for children to develop confidence and build greater bonds with their peers.
The annual residential trip season begins next week as our Year 6 students fly off to the Maekok River Village Outdoor Educational Centre in Chiang Mai Province in Northern Thailand. The Year 6 children and their teachers will experience five days of quality ‘out of door’ educational experience, focusing on outdoor activities and academic fieldwork and led by experts. Alongside these outdoor experiences, will be the opportunity to experience community project work in a local Thai school. Year 6 teachers and students from St Andrews Bangna and St Andrews Sathorn will be joining our Samakee children; this coming together of the three schools will enrich the experience for all and provide opportunities for our children to make new friends and to work as part of a larger group.
In February, the Year 5 children will be expanding their learning of World War II on a four day trip to Kanchanaburi. Year 4 will spend three days in Khao Yai, exploring and trekking in the National Park and developing a deeper understanding of rainforests and the wildlife within them. Year 3 will set sail on an overnight trip on the Chaopraya River and will have the exciting experience of living and sleeping on a converted Rice Barge; a great team building experience. Throughout these trips the children will be well supported by teaching staff from Samakee and educational experts who have a great deal of experience and training in their chosen area.
We wish all our KS2 children and their teachers’, amazing and exciting adventures as they venture forth into the great outdoors – have fun!