Extra Curricular, Trips & Activities
At the heart of our ambition for Orchard Academy is our commitment to providing the very best for all children to enjoy and achieve.
This includes having the widest possible range of opportunities both within and beyond the curriculum. We offer extra-curricular opportunities through various types of provision delivered by school staff and external providers– all with a view to increasing the range of experiences that children have, enabling them to make informed choices for adult life. Activities are designed to be fun and cater for a wide variety of interests.
We want to offer the scope for each and every child to find a passion, develop a talent, spark an interest or simply find pleasure in doing an activity with others. After-school clubs are a fantastic way of achieving this and we are excited to offer a wide range of clubs from singing and drama, to football and rugby, computing and Forest Schools.
Orchard Academy Educational Visits Residential Programme 2021-2022
At Orchard we believe that learning outside the classroom through residential experiences equips our children with invaluable life and learning skills, whilst they are on their journey as responsible citizens following the school creed.
“Young people of all ages benefit from real life ‘hands on’ experiences; when they can see, hear, touch and explore the world around them and have opportunities to experience challenge and adventure” Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.
Year 3 – Whitemoor Lakes, Lichfield, Staffordshire – Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th March 2022
A two-night residential that includes 10 outdoor and adventurous activities at the centre. Approximately 45 places available. Approximate cost: £150 per child includes all activities and full board. http://www.acuk.net/whitemoor-lakes
Year 4 – Edgmond Hall, Edgmond, Shropshire – Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th May 2022
A three-night residential that includes outdoor environmental learning activities at the centre. Approximately 45 places available. Approximate cost: £268 per child includes all activities and full board. https://www.sandwellresidentials.co.uk/our-centres/edgmond-hall-centre-for-outdoor-learning/
Year 5 – Ghyll Head Centre, Windermere, Cumbria - Monday 14th to Friday 18th February 2022
A four-night residential that includes outdoor and adventurous activities in the beautiful surroundings of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Approximately 48 places available. Approximate cost: £270 per child includes all activities and full board. https://www.better.org.uk/leisure-centre/south-lakeland/ghyll-head
Year 6 – The Isle of Wight Experience (Mayfair Hotel), Shanklin, Isle of Wight - Monday 11th to Friday 15th July 2022
A four-night residential that includes cultural experiences, day trips and explorations around the beautiful island. Approximately 50 places available. Approximate cost: £328 per child includes all activities, full board and entrance fees. http://www.isleofwightexperience.co.uk/
Financial assistance is available for all residential visits subject to personal circumstances and upon application in writing to Mr. C Brown (Headteacher), Mrs. D Dimino (Operations Manager) or Mrs. S James (Safeguarding & Inclusion Lead) Parents meetings for all visits will be held in year groups during the Autumn Term 2021. All prices may vary subject to the final numbers of children attending each residential.