Learning outside of the classroom
Due to current COVID restrictions we have had to review our out of school experiences but are determined to find other ways to enhance our curriculum including developing our Outdoor Learning experiences within the school setting. We are working with Nature Friendly Schools to develop our outdoor provision and well keep you updated on our progress. ( A new page for Outdoor Learning is on its way very soon!). We have already had a virtual theatre company in school and an archaeological dig! Our new Learning Lab for Art, DT and Science work will also be up and running by next term to provide a dedicate area to these key foundation subjects and add to our fantastic music room provision.
UNDER NON COVID RESTRICTIONS
At Westminster we realise the value of learning experiences outside of the classroom. Wherever possible we like to provide first hand experiences, be that going out to visit historical or religious sites or bringing visitors in to school to share their experiences on bee-keeping or how life was for children in years gone by. These experiences are powerful positives tools used to enhance our curriculum and bring our learning to life, adding depth to any subject, motivating and enthusing our pupils and making memories along the way.
Local Church Post Box Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Zoo Cleveleys Mythical Coast Trail
Throughout the year, our pupils perform on stage in several Blackpool Music Services events at locations such as the Winter Gardens and the Grand Theatre, Blackpool. The experience of performing live on stage in one of the beautiful local theatres is one that our children will remember for a long time to come.
Blackpool Schools Christmas Music Festival 2018 - Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens
Schools Alive 2019 Music - Grand Theatre, Blackpool
From football, cricket, athletics and dance to over 50 pupils taking part in Blackpool Youth Games in the summer. Westminster pupils regularly participate in sporting events and competitions across the school year. We believe that sports are great for developing a pupil’s character and moral principles through fair play; this is evident in any sport or activity they take part in at school. The importance of teamwork and working together with peers and teammates is a life skill that will stay with them for all their future endeavours, and their involvement teaches vital lessons about team spirit.
Schools Alive Dance 2019 - Winter Gardens, Blackpool
Glow in the Dark Football - Blackpool Sports Centre Inter School Football Competitions
Our Year 6 children have the opportunity to take part in a residential adventure break, this year's is booked for Summer 2021 at Borwick Hall. Here they learn many new skills from den building to kayaking whilst learning how to be more independent and surviving away from home for 3 days! Activities such as archery, climbing and zip wiring push the boundary of bravery, challenge and self belief. Whilst den building, kayaking and raft building help build vital team work skills.
Other enhancements and experiences
Blackpool FAM Festival (Food, Art + Music) Ex Pupil Open Day Pumpkin carving competition
TTR inter school times tables competition Bikeability
Year 6 end of year celebrations
Whole school Christmas celebration at The Imperial Hotel
Y6 Westonbury Festival 2020