School Educational Visits
During the course of an academic year the children have many opportunities to take part in educational day visits, residential trips and sporting activities including regular trips to the local leisure centre to partake in swimming lessons. The school places a high value on such trips.
At the beginning of the school year you will be requested to complete an OA4 form which grants permission for your child to attend any Holy Trinity Church Service during the school day and to participate in local visits in and around Cookham. All other trips and visits will be detailed in a letter and will include a parent/carer permission slip which must be signed and returned to the school office in order for your child to participate.
These activities are funded by voluntary contributions and cannot go ahead without them. There is no obligation to contribute and all children will be able to participate regardless of whether their parents are able to pay for the learning experience. However, if contributions are insufficient to meet the costs, the activity may have to be cancelled.
All school outings relate to our curriculum and previous trips have included visits to:
Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Braywick Nature Centre, The Look Out in Bracknell, Woolley Firs, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, the Henley Literary Festival, the Stanley Spencer Art gallery, local theatres for productions which enhance our programmes of study and the Reading Museum Victorian School Room.
Each year our Year 6 children have the opportunity to participate in a range of outdoor activities during a week-long residential trip to CRS Adventures in Ashburton, Devon. Some of the exciting activities they take part in include kayaking, zip wiring, caving, raft building and rock climbing.
In additional to educational visits, Holy Trinity places a heavy emphasis on sporting activities. The children have several opportunities through extra-curricular clubs to develop their skills in a range of individual and team sports and we participate in many sporting fixtures in and around the borough. We compete against other schools in netball, football, athletics, cross country running and rugby for example. Having developed strong links with Cookham Reach Sailing Club, during the Summer Term our Year 5 and 6 children learn to sail on the River Thames.
At Holy Trinity we value being part of the local community. Key personnel from local businesses, the church and public services regularly visit our school to offer support and guidance as well to enhance the curriculum being taught. Collective Worship led by a member of the clergy is held on a weekly basis, our choirs perform at community events for instance at the Christmas Fayre in Moor Hall, Cookham and we hold our annual Service of Remembrance at the village War Memorial. We feel it is important to give our children an understanding of significant national and world events so, for instance, to mark the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War we created an exhibition of the children’s poetry and prose along with their art work which members of the community visited. Each child made a ceramic poppy as a keepsake. We always enjoy being part of the Cookham Arts Festival.