At Royal Kings School we believe in a holistic approach to education. We also endeavour to extend the children’s perception and appreciation of the world around them. Residential trips play a key role in the social, emotional and academic development of each individual within the school’s child-centred approach.
The journey from dependent child in Pre Prep to independent thinking young adult in Grade 12 a long one, with planned stepping stones along the way. Residential trips play an important role in that journey.
Trips start in Year 3 and are for just two days and one night; for some children this may be the first time away from their families. By the time the children reach Year 6 at Royal Kings School they go away for a week and the destination is further afield; this year it was Normandy.
Without a doubt the most effective learning is multi-sensory: doing, seeing and listening. Combine this with the opportunity to be away from home with one’s friends, developing some skills of independence and it is easy to see the enormous opportunity for growth and personal development that residential trips offer our children.