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Residential Visits

Residential Visits at St John’s

In addition to the many day trips that we organise for our pupils, we also run an extensive programme of residential visits which are enjoyed by all pupils during their time at St John’s.

Residential visits provide a great opportunity for pupils to gain such experience and face a range of challenges that can contribute significantly to their personal development.

Pupils may feel that they know their classmates well from day-to-day contact in school, but the experience of living with them in a residential community can add a completely new dimension. It raises the whole area of interpersonal skills, including leadership, team work and trust and respect.

Residential visits make a major contribution to the acquisition of knowledge and development of skills as well as developing self-confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

Our pupils take part in the following residential visits during their time at St John’s:

Upper 2 (Year 5) – Danbury Outdoors Activity Centre

 Lower 3 (Year 6) – York

 Upper 3 (Year 7) & Lower 4 (Year 8) – Norfolk

 Upper 4 (Year 9) – Mersea

In addition to the above visits, an optional residential Ski Trip to Norway is offered to pupils in the Senior School.