Day Trips and Journeys
We sometimes take the children out of school for visits to museums and other places of interest. These trips are typically linked to the curriculum and therefore considered of great importance. We normally ask parents/carers to help contribute to the cost of such outings.
There are times when children make local visits, normally on foot, to the library or local points of interest such as Blythe Hill, Horniman Museum and the Devonshire Reserve. They also go swimming at Forest Hill Pools, using the school mini-bus as transport.
Parents will have completed a permission slip on arrival at our school and this will last for the duration of their time at Stillness Junior School.
Each year we hope to organise school journey for the Y5 children. All children are offered a place at Kingswood Activity Centre in Kent. Grants are available towards some of the cost, but can only be paid once and are reviewed annually. Please ask your teacher for details. Great attention is given to ensure children understand the safety aspects and code of conduct of their journey.
We feel the purpose of a school journey is for the children to become familiar with another environment and to take part in activities and visit a place which are new to them.
There are of course times when we cannot make the numbers required for a school trip to go ahead.