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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 had several residential holidays planned for 2020 and 2021 and each year group would have had the opportunity to take part each year.  However, the Covid 19 pandemic has meant we have had to cancel all residentials for the foreseeable future on government advice. 


Please take a look at the overview below to see the type of residential, which we hope each year group will be able to access before too long.  We have also highlighted the objectives behind our planning.



The benefits of residential holidays

Proposed residential visits

Objectives of proposed residential visits

Year 3 'Sleepover' Friday 3rd/4th July 2020 6pm to 9am

Further details to follow.

Year 4 residential to Coniston Waters 17th - 19th June 2020

After a very successful art/creative residential visit to Lanehead last year, we are pleased to announce that we will once again be going to Coniston waters on 17th-19th June 2020.

There is meeting for parents/carers on Thursday 16th January 2020 at 3.30pm in 4C for anyone interested in their child taking part in the visit.

Year 6 activity residential 23rd - 26th September 2019


28 of our Year 6 children had a fantastic and successful time at Hornby Laithe Bunk Barn near Stainforth in West Yorkshire.  They spent four days (3 nights) with each other on activities designed to bring a sense of togetherness to enable them to tackle the year ahead.  They solved a wide range of problem solving activities, worked on a variety of team building challenges and supported and encouraged each other to work outside their comfort zones.


No doubt the children will have been telling their parents all about their experiences and the exciting adventures they had together.  They have certainly been talking about it in school to their friends and teachers.


Here are a few photos from the residential. 

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 2019.  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.

Setting up the campsite

Problem Solving