Beyond the Classroom
We believe that education should extend beyond the classroom. To enrich the curriculum for our pupils, we offer a wide range of educational visits and other activities to bring the cross-curricular topics to life. All educational visits and activities support and enhance the work we do at school.
Representatives from various organisations and other specialists visit the school to support our teaching & learning. Some visits relate directly to areas of learning for individual classes, whilst others relate to all pupils.
Dundonald Primary School has a strong and distinctive tradition of providing children with these learning opportunities. Learning outdoors and undertaking educational visits provide memorable opportunities to investigate and experience the wider world.
Assemblies compliment the learning children receive in the classroom.
Our weekly singing assemblies for Lower and Upper School add to children’s musical experiences at Dundonald Primary School.
We are always delighted to welcome inspiring and accomplished visitors like the adventurer Nick Carter who come to speak to our pupils.
Every year we have a number of charity fundraising events and assemblies designed to raise awareness.
Educational school visits are a hugely valuable part of the school curriculum at Dundonald Primary School. They provide children with new and real-life experiences that enhance our teaching and the children's learning.
Teaching staff regularly organise visits related to their areas of study. These might take place in the immediate area of the school, other parts of the city, or further afield to places of interest. For the procedures charging for these activities, please see our Charging Policy.
Parents/Carers are often invited to accompany educational visits as helpers.
Residential experiences are an important part of what we offer pupils at Dundonald Primary School. These experiences allow our children to develop resilience, perseverance, team work skills and independence.
During the course of their time at Dundonald Primary School, two residential trips are organised for the children, one for Year 4 and one for Year 6, which create lasting memories of their adventures together.
The rich curriculum at Dundonald Primary School is enhanced by a broad range of extra-curricular activities which gives children the opportunity to explore and develop their individual talents and passions.
The activities offered may be artistic, dramatic, creative, sporting, musical or cultural in nature and are led by our energetic and committed staff, parents/carers and external providers.
Find out more about our extra-curricular activities here.