Avening Primary School

Trips and Visitors

Just one look at the school calendar will illustrate how important it is for us to enrich the curriculum with a wide range of exciting trips and visitors. We aim to ensure that there is at least one visit or visitor to enhance each topic and bring the learning to life - and there are many other trips that we organise besides.

Every child at our school is taken to the theatre each year; recent visits have been to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, the Old Vic in Bristol, the Bristol Hippodrome and The Wyvern Theatre in Swindon.

Each term we organise trips or visitors for every class. These may be cultural experiences, such as visiting a museum or art gallery; historical trips, like visiting the local mills in Nailsworth (the Owls even walked their - just like children in Victorian times); field trips, like following the stream outside the school on its course to the River Severn or visiting a local farm; or trips to promote healthy lifestyles such as our visits to Forest Green Rovers Football Club for their Fit2Last programme and other sporting events. Visitors have included authors, Jonathon's Jungle Roadshow with his incredible creatures, the Explorer Dome and the Life Education Bus. A highlight of the year is also our participation in the Young Voices concert at the Birmingham NEC.

We are grateful to the support of FOAS who help raise funds to support the school and parents with transport and other costs. 

Copsegrove Farm