Cliffdale Primary Academy positively encourages all year 5 & 6 pupils to access at least one Residential Visit each year. The benefits to the pupils are wide ranging with positive impact on their personal development, their self-esteem and their learning. They offer opportunities that they may not otherwise have. They are planned to meet the wide ranging interests and needs of our pupils and are exciting and fun. We focus on engagement and team building, encouraging pupils to be as independent as possible and to take on a sense of personal responsibility. Even the ‘down time’ at the end of the day when they relax and meet with their friends is very important and helps them to build positive relationships.
We offer two residential visits with a focus on outdoor adventurous activities, connecting with the outdoor world as well as developing health and fitness. We organise at least two each year and all pupils in year 5 & 6 have the opportunity to benefit from them. Residential visits typically take place at Fairthorne Manor in Southampton and PGL Little Canada on the Isle of Wight.