Day trips are an integral part of the Buckingham Preparatory school year and are included not only to be fun but to bring to life to relevant parts of the school curriculum. Examples of such trips include many year groups visiting a number of the London art galleries and exhibitions, Reception and Year 1 to exploring the Ashridge Estate to see the Solar Eclipse and Year 4 pond dipping at the Wetlands Centre. Other visits have included pizza making at Pizza Express, history exploration at Hampton Court and a hands on experience at the Fire Station.
Buckingham Preparatory School is committed to whole child education. Fostering confidence forms a key element of this process and one strand of this is based around an annual residential class trip.
Every year your son is encouraged to attend a short trip which includes a varying length overnight stay away from home starting with just one night in Year 3 at the Science Museum. This culminates into a five night stay at Plas Menai Watersports centre for Year 6 in North Wales.
These trips are supervised by the relevant class teachers and other members of school staff and enables your son to experience an all-important but extremely well managed period of independence. These trips develop friendships and provide life long memories.