Our pupils interact readily with the local area as part of their core learning. Pupils explore the geographical diversity of Kent, including its agricultural and defence heritage and coastline, to develop a strong sense of identity in terms of time and place.
In normal times we utilise our minibuses almost every day. With the Capital on our doorstep, classes bring learning to life through visits to world-class exhibitions and events. Our pupils frequently enjoy the thrill and excitement of national sports events and West-End theatre, where they develop high levels of self-confidence and social awareness.
Year 5 embrace the great outdoors, in the remote and barren Brecon Beacons. There they experience the comparative extremes of team-building in underground caverns and kayaking in semi-frozen canals. We do further trips in all year groups linked to our Inquiries which give children the opportunity to experience and develop our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural opportunities.
Previously our academy has worked towards developing a new global link with Guangzhou, China. We were in the latter stages of planning an inaugural visit for Easter past… it may happen yet, watch this space!
Our well-travelled and highly experienced teaching team bring knowledge, culture and first-hand practice from more than 20 countries around the globe. We use this to shape the hearts, minds and ambition of our pupils in Paddock Wood:
- Hong Kong
- South Africa