Trips away from, and visitors to the school, enhance the curriculum, offer extra insights and encourage enjoyment in learning. Each class usually undertakes at least one trip or visit per term.
For younger children, trips are usually in the local area, and the range extends as the children get older. Theatre expeditions to London, geography field trips locally, a variety of Kent museums and places of interest are all part of the programme. In the summer term, around half term, there is a 6-day residential stay at a chateau in Normandy. This is open to any child in Years 3 – 6.
The school regularly hosts visitors, and we are always very grateful to those who are willing to give up their time in this way. There is a forensic science day, and a “Lego” challenge day. Fire and rescue crews demonstrate their skills and equipment. Cycle-safety instructors run a short summer course.
The programme is designed to provide different sorts of experience and some memorable and enjoyable times.
Prizegiving is a major school event, taking place at the end of each summer term. It is a chance for parents to gather together and celebrate the children’s achievements and progress.
The school’s Christingle service is our celebration of the Christmas story, a delightful and moving service, at St George’s Church, Gravesend.
Whole school assemblies take place on Mondays and Fridays.
All gather together for congratulations on achievements, announcements and for reflection on a chosen theme. Together with a hymn and a prayer, the assemblies are important markers in the school week.