Residentials and Day Trips
Year 3 - Camping overnight on the school field.
During the Summer term the children in Year 3 will camp overnight on the school field. This is intended to be an introduction to staying away from home with their classmates and the first step on their residential journey at Droxford Junior School.
Children will develop their collaboration and teamwork skills by setting up their own tents in the afternoon before camp. They will participate in fun team building games during the evening, before enjoying a story and hot chocolate. In the morning they will eat a healthy breakfast and go for an enjoyable, learning experience in the woods and around the fields adjacent to the school. Back at school Year 6 children take over the teaching and help the Year 3s learn about trees and wildlife on the school grounds.
With all the school grounds developments happening - we know that in 2022 our children will enjoy a campfire experience as well as being able to enjoy the experience of the wildlife / natural play area and den building equipment.
The children really enjoy staying overnight with their friends and the camp provides an excellent stepping-stone to the longer residential visits in Years 4, 5 and 6.
Year 3 Camp Powerpoint Presentation
Year 4 - Runways End (HCC Outdoor Activity Centre) Farnborough, Hampshire - April
At the end of the Spring term, the Year 4 children go to Runway’s End in Farnborough for a 2-night, 3-day residential. The facility is located in a secure, woodland setting in the north of Hampshire and accommodates all of our Year 4 children comfortably. Over the 3 days, the children take part in a number of different adventure-based activities including climbing, caving, shooting, abseiling, low ropes, orienteering and archery. The children are challenged and encouraged by both school staff as well as fully-trained centre staff who are all extremely encouraging and supportive. During the trip, the children have many opportunities to develop their resilience, tenacity, confidence and collaborative skills. As well as taking part in a number of new activities and learning new skills, the children also develop organisation and independence skills through staying away from home, keeping their dorms tidy, helping out with the cooking and washing up! We have always had extremely positive feedback from both children and parents and our staff really enjoy spending time with the children in a different setting.
Year 4 Runways End Residential 2023 Deposit Letter
Year 4 Runways End 2023 Final Letter
Runways End Kit list 2023
Year 5 - Sailing (Andrew Simpson Centre) + 2 nights at Fort Purbrook, Portsmouth - May
During the spring term, Year 5 children are given the opportunity to visit the Portsmouth Watersports Centre in Portsmouth. Here they participate in a range of watersports including 2 days learning to sail a dynghy (therefore completing level 1 of RYA qualifications) kayaking and stand up paddle boarding.
The team of highly-trained and experienced centre staff enable the children to become confident and independent on the water whilst closely monitoring safety. There are also some land-based activities to enjoy such as climbing and raft building if the weather is inclement.
The children stay overnight at Fort Purbrook which can be seen from the watersports centre. They spend 2 nights at the Fort enjoying time with their friends, taking part in fun activities and getting some much needed rest before the next fun filled day!
Year 5 Enrichment Week 2023 – Presentation to parents
Year 5 Enrichment Week 2023 Letter
Year 5 Enrichment Week PAAC Medical Consent Form
Year 6 - Calshot (HCC Outdoor Activity Centre), New Forest, Hampshire - November
In Year 6, we visit Calshot Activities Centre for a week long residential. During our stay we take part in a wide variety of different activities. For our geography and science field trips, we learn to accurately map and measure rivers, test the acidity level of soils, investigate the natural processes which affect the coastline and discover a wide range of wiggly creatures living on the beach and in the Solent. The experiences gained are not only fun but also linking previous curriculum learning in school - especially coastal erosion and our 'Source to Sea' geography topic as well as integrating our 'Skills for Learning'
We also take part in a range of adventurous activities such as skiing, climbing, archery, low and high ropes, indoor go ape and cycling in the velodrome, all of which the children absolutely love. We then celebrate our successes and evaluate each day, often after a hearty dinner!
Year 6 Calshot 2022 Residential Deposit Letter
Year 6 Residential 2022 Calshot Final Letter Calshot Revised Kit List
Day Trip Information and Letters
Year 6 Fun Farm Friday
Year 3/4 Watercress Line Trip
Year 3/4 D-Day Museum Trip