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Trips & Visitors

Residential Trips


In Year 6, children at Brooklands have the opportunity to visit the Townsend Centre at Swanage in Dorset for a week’s residential trip.

The Townsend Centre is located on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in Swanage. The Centre and surrounding area provide superb locations for a range of adventure activities and curriculum linked field studies, for example a low ropes course, steam train trip to Corfe Castle or just simply spending time on the beach. 

The children do not only benefit from the contrasting locality, but also from the opportunity to develop their life skills and independence in preparation for their transition to Secondary school. 

The dedicated staff team is a unique blend of qualified teachers and outdoor instructors. This means that the activities are adventurous, educational and can be designed to meet different learning objectives.

 Whilst we are away parents are updated on their children’s progress via Twitter and we also include lots of fun pictures.

Prior to the trip parents are invited to a meeting with the class teacher to clarify all de

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Teamwork on the low ropes                                                    Leaky Pipes Challenge on-site

Orienteering on Nine Barrow Downs                                      Beach Technology ( Sand Castle Building!)

Steam train at Corfe Castle



Each year, Year 4 has the exciting opportunity to experience a 3 day trip at the Margaret McMillan Centre in Wrotham, Kent.  This is a nationwide renowned outdoor educational centre, specialising in exciting opportunities for primary and secondary schools that live in urban environments. Brooklands has a long history of using this bespoke adventure programme. It offers children the opportunity to experience outdoor learning and develop new skills, risk take and gain self confidence.

This may be the first opportunity that your child will experience a visit away from home and their families.  Brooklands Staff will support your children through this challenging step in their development into independent and confident individuals. This will start in the classroom where we will discuss the trip and enthuse the children about the upcoming adventure.  This is also an ideal opportunity for children to safely discuss any worries that we will then be able to alleviate.

Whilst at the centre the children will experience an exciting and varied programme of activities including, archery, rock climbing, shelter building, orienteering and team building. This is run by the centre staff, which is supported by Brooklands Staff. The children also enjoy the opportunity to spend time with their friends sharing dormertires and enjoying delicious mealtimes. The trip offers the children long lasting memories and the opportunity for their teaching staff at Brooklands to witness self-growth and achievement which is a privilege to be part of.

To support parents/carers who may be missing their children, we aim to send daily tweets.  All children enjoy receive a letter from home and buying a souvenir of their trip from the gift shop on site.

Take a look at some of our activities in our fun filled photos!