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    How a large primary school used Wildchld to create the perfect residential trip for their Year 6 students

    Year 6 Residential Trip – A Case Study

    Year 6 Residential Trip - A case study

    De Havilland Primary School were looking for an exciting Year 6 residential trip.  They wanted a camping adventure that would allow their year 6 pupils to enjoy being in nature and experience activities they wouldn’t normally do at school.  They were looking for a residential trip  for their year 6 pupils to celebrate the end of primary school and support them as they transitioned to secondary school.

    They found Wildchild after their usual Year 6 residential trip provider couldn’t provide suitable accommodation for the large number of students they would bring.

    De Havilland’s Head of Year 6, Helen Hayhoe  explained that “It was a relaxing and lovely experience for everyone because it was so well run by Wildchild’s friendly team.  It was a wonderful way to say goodbye to our year 6 classes”.

    Year 6 residential trip - Adventurous Activities

    De Havilland were so impressed by the range of activities on offer on their year 6 residential trip that it was hard to pick a favourite.  Some pupils loved the thrill of abseiling and toboganning.  For others the highlight of their year 6 residential trip was being in nature learning bushcraft skills and playing games.

    “So many of our children had never been away from home before.  Wildchild gave them the freedom to explore and have fun but it felt very safe”.  Helen Hayhoe

    Year 6 Residential Trip - Experienced Instructors

    With other previous Year 6 residential trip providers, De Havilland had been left to run activities by themselves.  On their Wildchild Year 6 residential trip, they were amazed that their friendly, experienced instructors were with them from early morning until late in the evening.

    Helen explained “The instructors were brilliant.  Nothing was too much trouble.  They were great with the children and had firm boundaries”.

    Repeat booking with Wildchild

    The many benefits DeHavilland experienced on their Year 6 residential trip with Wildchild, led them to rebook.  These included:

    • A chance for students to enjoy freedom in a very safe environment.
    • A lovely way to say goodbye to primary school
    • An opportunity for teachers to enjoy spending time with students outside of the classroom.
    • A well run, stress-free residential trip.
    • Easy to get to without a long journey
    • Everything included in the price

    “Our children thoroughly enjoyed the variety of activities, which were run by fun-loving team members, who ensured all children were encouraged and safe. We, as a school, would recommend a visit by any school – we were so impressed we have booked again.”

    About De Havilland Primary School

    De Havilland Primary school is a popular two-form entry school in Hertfordshire and part of the Danes Educational Trust.  They have a nursery, preschool and Children’s Centre on site.

    Their aspiration for all children is to “Give our children the skills, attitudes, opportunities and confidence to thrive socially, emotionally and academically in the evolving world we live in”.

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    • "Our children thoroughly enjoyed the variety of activities, which were run by fun-loving team members, who ensured all children were encouraged and safe. We, as a school, would recommend a visit by any school – we were so impressed we have booked again."
      De Havilland Primary School

    • "Our Year 3 pupils enjoyed a wonderful residential trip, thanks to Wildchild’s dedicated staff running great activities. It was a fantastic outdoor experience for our children, many of whom had never spent a night away from home. An exciting, fun-filled adventure led by a team who we really felt wanted us to get the most out of the experience!"
      Devonshire House Prep School

    • "It was the wholesome, outdoorsy experience these kids desperately need while growing up in London."
      Hugh Myddleton Primary School

    • "We switched to using Wildchild as our Year 4 residential trip recently and have been incredibly impressed with the service offered. Rebooking for this year and next year was a non-negotiable for us! I would not hesitate to recommend them and can’t wait to return!"
      Fairlands Primary School

    • "Wildchild’s ethos matches our own – teamwork, challenge and encouragement to face difficulties."
      Westfield Primary School

    • "Our Year 6 cohort had a fabulous time at Wildchild Adventure in 2019. The children were constantly entertained and challenged by the Wildchild Instructors who were also very dedicated and helpful! All transitions ran smoothly, and we were extremely impressed with the facilities!"
      George Tomlinson Primary School

    • "Kids loved it and we are returning next year. Fantastic outdoor experience and different from PGL."
      Allfarthing Primary School