Rackheath Primary School

Inspiring Learning, Valuing All

Educational Visits

We aim to provide opportunities that broaden the children’s experiences and believe that children learn best from first hand experience.  To support this we arrange a variety of visits and visitors to enhance the curriculum and extend the work in the classroom.  For example children have experienced trips to:

  • Norwich Castle for Victorian Days and Tudor Days
  • Gressenhall Museum to find out about life in World War II
  • Norwich City Football Club Study Centre
  • North Walsham Rugby Club Study Centre
  • Big Sing event at Catton Grove School
  • Sea Life Centre Great Yarmouth
  • How Hill
  • Banham Zoo
  • The Broads on a Cruise Boat
  • The Poppy Line

And been visited by:

  • Traditional Molly Dancers for dancing and traditional East Anglian stories
  • A theatre group performing Shakespeare
  • An Ancient Greek Soldier, A Tudor Lady, An Anglo-Saxon, World War 2 airman and land girl.
  • The School Waste Action Club to set up our compost bins
  • A didgeridoo player and tried it for themselves
  • Captain Splosh
  • A Capoeira instructor

Residential Visits

Whilst pupils are in Year 3 and 4 they have the opportunity to attend a 2-night trip to the Horstead Centre near Coltishall. This costs approximately £140 and parents have ample notice and an opportunity to pay by instalments.

Pupils in year 6 have the opportunity to take part in a 4-night residential trip to Aylmerton Field Study Centre close to the North Norfolk Coast.  This trip costs approximately £260 and again parents have ample notice and an opportunity to pay by instalments. 

These trips are always a huge success and a fantastic opportunity for our children to experience staying away from home, trying new things and learning at the same time.