11 b4 11 - TRY5 Initiative
We believe that it is not only important to provide exciting experiences within the school but to also explore the wider world, in particular the London area, to enhance children's broader learning. 11 b4 11 are eleven important experiences for children to benefit from before they leave primary school at the age of 11. We recognise that these can represent extra expense and we fundraise enthusiastically to support parents with the cost of all these experiences.
Some of these experiences include:
Ride a Large Animal
As part of our ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ topic from the Spring Term we took all Year 4 pupils on an incredible day trip to Aldersbrook Horse Riding School and Stables.
The experience consisted of a 30 minute introduction to horse stables and care, 30 minutes of horse riding, 30 minutes in which the children were taught how to groom and care for the horses and 30 minutes of being a stable hand by mucking out the stables.
By the end of the experience children had grown a respect for animals and how to treat them. They had been encouraged to try something new which enhanced children's confidence and they had developed a sense of responsibility by learning to pack away equipment, clean down the animal and act safely around the animal.
Lion King Theatre Experience
This experience allows children to go into the City of London and see a well-known theatre production. Children get to be a part of an audience with other members of the public. By providing this experience to children it broadens children’s perception outside their local community.
A Trip to the Seaside
The children get to explore the seaside and are given the opportunity to play in the sea, dig for shells, explore seaside wildlife such as crabs and have a picnic.