Residential Visits

  • Residential Visits

    Residential visits provide an opportunity for children to:

    • experience a different environment
    • develop independence away from their parents
    • develop social skills by cooking, eating, sharing a bedroom and travelling with other people
    • see more of the world, widening their horizons

    As this is a crucial part of the Rossmere promise to enrich education, financial support is offered to all children meaning that every child gets to attend regardless of how much their parents can afford. This is achieved through Pupil Premium Funding and Fundraising throughout the year.

    Carlton Adventure

    Children get to visit Carlton for 2 days and 1 night at the start of Year 4 and Year 5. While there, they experience:

    • Staying overnight in a small dormitory with up to 5 other children
    • Walking in the countryside
    • Facing their fears in high ropes and climbing challenges
    • An introduction to map reading and orienteering
    • Being in the countryside surrounded by fields, hills and wildlife
    • Team building challenges


    Forest School Camping

    At the end of Year 5 all children are invited to camp in our on-site Forest School overnight. During their visit they experience:

    • Planning a menu to cook in a team 
    • Shopping in a supermarket with a strict budget to buy their food for the evening and breakfast
    • Cooking their evening meal on an open fire
    • Forest school activities that include scavenger hunts, den building, wood craft, nature trails
    • Singing round a camp fire
    • Sleeping under canvas in a tent



    In Year 6 all children have the opportunity to visit London for 3 days and 2 nights. During the visit they experience:

    • Travelling from Hartlepool by train
    • Travelling around London using public transport – London Underground, river boats, buses
    • Visiting the Houses of Parliament to learn about democracy and the rule of law in Britain
    • Visiting the Tower of London to learn about the history of Britain, crime and punishment and the monarchy since Tudor times
    • Sightseeing in our capital city – The London Eye, Horseguards Parade, Parliament Square, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Downing Street
    • Visiting the Science Museum to experience hands on science activities to engage them with STEM
    • Watching a West End Musical (that they will perform extracts from in their end of year show to parents)
    • Eating in restaurants