Residential Visits

At Hethersett Woodside, we offer two residential opportunities for our children during their time with us. In Year 4, we take children away to Whitwell Hall and in Year 6, the children stay at Norfolk Lakes Manor Adventure.

We strongly believe that residential visits are extremely beneficial for supporting children’s personal development and the excursions allow children to develop their social skills with their peers in a completely new environment. Children learn to collaborate, communicate and cooperate with others, which develops their teamwork and interpersonal skills. Residential visits can also foster personal growth in children by challenging them to step out of their comfort zones and to try new things. Children may face many new situations, such as trying new foods, and navigating a range of scenarios without their parents or carers present. These experiences can build their self-confidence, resilience and adaptability.

The costs of residential visits can be high, as such, we give families as much notice as possible and set up payment plans so that the costs can be spread over many months. If a child is identified as Pupil Premium, there is financial support available for visits and residentials.

Year 4 – Whitwell Hall – 3 days, 2 nights (April)

Whitwell Hall offers a unique experience for our younger children to spend time away from home and to get back to nature! The children are immersed in the outdoors from start to finish with a range of activities such as den building, pond dipping, bat walking, campfire lighting and cooking outdoors! There are a range of practical activities too, including pottery, boat making and paracord craft.

Year 6 – Norfolk Lakes Manor Adventure  – 3 days, 2 nights (February)

Norfolk Lakes offers our children a variety of adventurous pursuits for them to experience and enjoy. The range of activities allows our children to demonstrate their communication and team building skills whilst challenging their own resilience and skill. The day starts with us all sharing a hearty breakfast together before working in teams through the challenges set by the enthusiastic centre leaders. From canoeing, climbing and orienteering to archery, low-ropes and raft building, there are countless opportunities for our children not only to challenge themselves but to build friendships and memories together.

Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School
Coachmaker Way, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3GN

Headteacher: Mrs Louise Mainwaring
Deputy Headteacher: Mr Sam Carter
Assistant Head teachers: Mrs Nicola Ingham and Mrs Samantha Easey

Tel: 01603 810674 (Finance and Personnel enquiries) (Parent / Carer general enquiries)

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