School Trips and Visits
Trips and Visits are an important part of our curriculum. We are so lucky to be so close to Crewe town centre and its history.
On entry to the school, parents are asked to give blanket permission for their children to be involved in local walking trips. When trips are further afield, parents will be asked for permission for their child to travel by coach, bus or train. When transport costs or entry fees are involved, parent s will be asked to contribute to the cost of the trip as well as give permission for their child to take part.
We want all children to be able to take part in these valuable experiences and if there are reasons why a parent may not be able to meet the full contribution, please speak, in confidence, to the trip organiser or, if preferred, Miss Farrington, our school bursar.
Recent trips have included:
Crewe Railway Station
Roman Museum, Chester
Knowsley safari park
The Science Museum
Theatres, including Crewe Lyceum
Occasionally, additional adults are required to accompany trips. On these occasions teachers will ask for volunteers. If, as often happens in the Infants and EYFS, there are more offers than needed, most teachers will pick names out of a hat. If, as often happens with the older children, there are not enough offers, teachers will come begging!
As any parent of a Scout or Brownie will know, residential trips do wonders for a child’s confidence, resilience and independence.
At Brierley we aim to build up confidence through residential trips:
Each year we take our Year 6 children on a two night, three day residential. This year we went to Colomendy, Wales. The children enjoyed activities such as: zipwire, caving and archery. They had a fabulous time!
Our Year 4s took part in the first Year 4 residential trip on Thursday 16th June to Friday 17th June 2022. We have taken our Year 6s on a 2-night residential for many years now, but it was felt that we should offer a shorter residential lower down the school for our pupils to enjoy. After a fun-filled forest school morning with the whole of Year 4 at the Cumberland, 20 pupils set off for the Tattenhall Centre which would be our home for the night. After a short coach journey, we settled in to our fantastic accommodation and went on a tour of the site. We then took part in our main activity which was ‘Jungle Camp.’ During this session we learned how to tie some knots, set up and hammock and tarp to provide shelter and we had a go at fire lighting.
We enjoyed chicken curry and pizza for our evening meal and enjoyed some free time exploring the play area and climbing walls on the field, with the odd game of football thrown in too! As the sun started to set, we toasted marshmallows on the campfire and took part in a house quiz- well done to Anderton who were our winners! After a shower, we all enjoyed hot chocolate before bed and settled in to our dorms.
Friday morning started with beautiful sunshine and after a superb cooked breakfast, we packed our bags and set off for Beeston Castle. On arrival we split into two groups for our activities- activity one was the historical walk, which took us up the hill to the castle and the reconstructed roundhouse. Activity two was a nature walk through the woodland, finding different natural objects as we walked. The children really enjoyed being out in the great outdoors and they loved the spectacular views from the castle. After lunch and some free-play in the castle grounds, we returned to Brierley a little tired but full of stories and great memories from a fantastic residential trip.
Well done to all of our Year 4 children who went on the residential- you were a credit to the school in the way you conducted yourselves, showed great independence and how you helped each other through the two days. Thank you to Mr Fletcher and Miss Byford for joining us on the trip and thank you to the parents who enabled their children to have such a fantastic experience. For the Year 4s, they only have to wait a couple more years until their Year 6 residential…. and Year 3 can start looking forward to their first residential in 2023!