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Visits and Visitors

Visitors

We love to welcome visitors to our school. Whether it's an author speaking to the children on World Book Day, members of the local RAF community leading workshops with children or a visit from an assistance dog and their handler to teach the children about their work, visitors can enrich the children's time here at Woodfield by sharing their experiences and making our curriculum come to life. Here are just a few examples of visitors that we have welcomed to school in the last couple of years:

-a brass ensemble teaching the children about the instruments they play

-a stardome for the children to go inside to watch a 3D show about the solar system

-a parent to talk about her experience of Chinese New Year, along with a Chinese Dragon

-a pirate who had lost his treasure and came to look for it (he found it in the EYFS outdoor area!)

-a visit from Shrewsbury Museum to learn about Charles Darwin's life

-a wide array of animals from Exotic Zoo (and their handlers!) to learn about animal classification

 

Sometimes we welcome special visitors on particular days; Pudsy Bear was so pleased with how we helped to raise money for Children in Need that he came to visit us twice. Parents who are members of the armed forces help us to lead our school Remembrance assemblies each year. We also have been lucky enough to have a special visit from Father Christmas each year, which has been very exciting.

 

We also have lots of parents who volunteer in school in a range of ways, including helping to run clubs and listening to children read. 

Visits

Educational visits are very important to us as they help the children to gain a better understanding of the local area and our community as well as showing children the application of what we teach in school within the wider context of the world around them. We are very lucky that the school is situated within easy walking distance of Shrewsbury town centre, with its excellent range of venues and a wonderful history. Examples of educational visits offered to the children in the last couple of years include:

-a visit to a fruit farm to learn about different types of fruit and how they are grown

-attending Shrewsbury's Act of Remembrance in The Square

-visits to Copthorne Park to see the range of wildlife and see how the environment changes through the seasons

-a visit to Blists Hill Victorian Town to learn about the developments in engineering and invention during Victorian times in Shropshire

-visiting Theatre Severn to experience a theatrical performance

-the option for all children in Years 1 & 2 to take part in the Shrewsbury Half Marathon (final mile)

-taking part in the Frankwell Advent Windows event in the run up to Christmas

-singing in the St Chad's Christmas Tree Festival, local nursing homes and Shropshire Sings events 

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