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Residential Visits

At Meadowhead we believe firmly that residential holidays are an essential piece of the primary curriculum jigsaw.  Look at the page below to see why we think residential visits are important.


We have several residential holidays planned and are planning others so that over the next few years, each year group will have the opportunity to take part each year.  Please take a look at the overview below to see the type of residential, which year group and the objectives behind our planning.



The benefits of residential holidays

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Proposed residential visits

Objectives of proposed residential visits

Year 3 'Sleep Over'


Friday 5th July 2019


The aim of this residential was to develop independence and self-confidence.  The sleep over was a huge success where children became more confident and wanted to independent. 


On the Friday night, the children enjoyed a campfire with melted marsh mellows and campfire songs, sport and games, a pizza tea and a film with hot chocolate and popcorn.  On Saturday morning, a breakfast was provided for some very hungry children! 


We all had a great time and a big thank you to Mr Monaghan, Miss McNeill, Mrs Horman, Mrs Chadwick, Mrs Rodiwicz and Mr Whalley for giving up their own time so that the children could have this fantastic experience.


The children could stop talking about it before and afterwards.  They will certainly not hesitate to stay away from home in the future.

Year 4 Residential Visit to Coniston Waters


29 Year 4 children travelled to Lanehead Residential Centre on the edge Coniston Waters in the Lake District from 12th June to 14th June.  This was an art based residential visit.  The children spent two days at Brantwood, the ancestral home of John Ruskin.  On one of the days the children were fortunate enough to work closely with a professional artist.  Take a look below at some of the fantastic work that was produced.


There was also a journey on an original steam gondola from Brantwood to Coniston, stopping for a short while to enjoy ice-creams and a drink before returning to Brantwood.




France 2019                        

32 children from Year 5 experienced a memorable residential visit to France.  They stayed at Le Chateau de Warsy, south east of Amien in Normandy from 1st April to 5th April 2019 (inclusive).


The  aim of this residential is to give children the opportunity to experience the culture of another country first hand.  We also want to support and enhance the learning of French that happens in school.




Check out the link below to see the daily report back to parents/carers whilst we were in France.


Waddow Hall (Year 5/6)   


Monday 25th June to Friday 29th June 2018 (inclusive)


The aim of this residential was to challenge children to try things outside their comfort zone and to manage their own risk taking.


42 children, a mix of Year 5 and Year 6, took part in a camping residential based at the picturesque Waddow Hall Girl Guide camp just outside Whalley.  Sporting NRG were the lead instructors, whilst some activities were led by instructors from Waddow 


It was really rewarding to see children move outside their comfort zone and challenge themselves.  Camping was a completely new venture for most of the children (and for some of the staff!).  The residential was a huge success.  We achieved all the objectives of the residential and would certainly recommend other schools trying it out with the support of Sporting NRG.


Look at the photographs below and see for yourselves the sheer enjoyment on the bfaces of some of the children who took part.

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Laches Wood 2017

Another very successful residential took place on:

Monday 10th July to Friday 14th July inclusive.


Thank you to all the Year 5 & children who came on the residential.  We would like to thank each and every one of you for your positive attitude, super behaviour and for trying all the activities, some of which you found extremely challenging.  Well done to all of you.  It was a pleasure to to take such a great bunch of children on this residential.