During their time at St Margaret’s, our pupils are given the opportunity to attend a range of trips to complement their areas of study. The younger children visit places of interest including Westonbirt Arboretum, Roves Farm, Sevington Victorian School and Chepstow Castle. Whilst children in the Prep Department enjoy The Living Rainforest, Clifton Suspension Bridge, STEAM and Portsmouth Historic Dockyards.
Outings that always prove to be very popular with children and staff alike are the residential trips. The experience starts in Year 3 when the children camp in the school grounds, supported by our staff and members from a local outdoor pursuits company. Year 4 children visit The Mill on the Brue Activity Centre in Somerset, where they take part in activities such as archery, zipwire, grass tobogganing; it's also a very important time for team-building and bonding!
Children in Year 5 enjoy a Swanage and Durdle Door geography field-trip, in which they study the Jurassic coast and conduct interviews with local residents, ultimately forming the basis of a research project for the area. Finally, our senior pupils spend a week at UKSA in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. As well as being a celebration of their time at St Margaret's, the children embark on a journey of personal development. Again, this holiday is based on team participation, but also includes experiences such as keelboating, kayaking, paddleboarding, dinghy sailing and raft-building. Everyone is encouraged to participate in all activities, regardless of experience!