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There is no substitute for real life experience. Trips and excursions enrich education enormously and allow children to explore and learn through hands-on experiences.
Whilst classroom resources provide excellent school based facilities, trips and residential visits allow children to experience their environment first-hand. There is something wonderful about seeing a child’s face when they handle genuine historical artifacts, trace a river valley, view and understand portraits in galleries, or succeed in challenging themselves physically to achieve a goal they never believed they were capable of.
These moments are invaluable and are incredibly beneficial to the overall development of a child. With so much at our fingertips in the North East of England, we often step outside the classroom and explore.
Trips really helps to reinforce what has been learnt in the classroom. They act as a practical supplement and allow pupils to learn concepts in the context of real life.
By taking children out of the classroom and allowing them to learn beyond the school curriculum, they can gain many new skills and strengthen their knowledge in a particular area.
School trips help pupils gain important social skills as they have to work in groups, take responsibility for their possessions and share ideas about the trip.
Pupils go on their first residential visit in Year 3 and each year from then until Year 6. From York and Northumberland, to London and France, the adventures abound at Yarm Preparatory School!
Senior · 05/04/21
Yarm School is celebrating after the Senior School is awarded an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award for the fifth time. The Eco-Schools programme provides a unique opportunity that empowers pupils to...
Former Pupils · 31/03/21
Two former Yarm School pupils and Great British rowing partners will go head-to-head in this year’s Gemini Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford. Katie Anderson and Sarah Portsmouth first started...
Senior · 29/03/21
Two Yarm School pupils have achieved merits in the prestigious UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Intermediate Olympiad competitions. Lower Sixth Form student, Abhinav Ramisetty and Fourth Year pupil, Keya Shah were...
Senior · 25/03/21
The Yarm School Association (YSA), a volunteer group of parents who work in partnership with staff representatives to organise social activities within the School, have announced their funding for the...
Sixth Form · 22/03/21
One of our Upper Sixth Form students, Faye Rogers, has set her sights on the Tokyo Olympics later this year after qualifying for the British Swimming Selection Trials. Faye will...
Prep · 09/03/21
Six-year-old Yarm Preparatory School pupil, Lottie Lane, is celebrating her achievements after being named one of the winners in a Young Writers competition. Young Writers run various poetry and creative...
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