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Where we go

 

At St. Katharine’s we offer 2 residential trips, the first in Y2 / 3 to the Oxenwood Outdoor Education centre just down the road in Oxenwood itself and another in Y6 to the ‘Red Ridge Outdoor Education Centre’, five miles from the small village of Cefn Coch in Mid Wales. Depending on the structure and organisation of our classes it is possible that children will go to Oxenwood for 2 consecutive years.

Our younger children have one night away from home at Oxenwood and spend their time involved in outdoor learning planned for each year by the class teacher. In past years this has included a long walk to ‘Oliver’s Camp’, night walks, using the climbing wall and experiencing what life might have been like for our Stone Age ancestors. Visit the Oxenwood website if you would like to find out more about the work they do with children. 

Year 6 children currently spend a week at the Red Ridge centre in mid Wales during the final term of their time at St. Katharine’s. It offers the children a fantastic opportunity to experience activities that they otherwise might not and develop a deeper understanding of their strengths and develop new skills and abilities. The activities that children take part, whilst varying from year to year, will include: caving (both real and artificial), Canadian canoeing along a stretch of river or canal, climbing (both on a practice wall and in a quarry, kayaking and long boarding on an manmade lake, orienteering, archery, mapping whilst taking part in a long 5 mile hike as well as multiple team building activities on the equipment at the centre. Visit the Red Ridge website if you would like to find out more about the work they do with children.