Scottish schools and residential trips

(26 Posts)
spacemangoestowork Sat 12-Nov-16 11:18:03

Totally random question, but is it true that all schools in Scotland offer a residential trip to 5/6 year olds, 4 or 5 nights, and that this is taken up enthusiastically by parents?! Or did they mean 9/10 year olds???

QueenLaBeefah Sat 12-Nov-16 11:20:24

I can only speak about the school my children went to but it is generally primary 6 - so roughly 10yr olds. But because it cost £400 only about half the class went.

Garyfetacheese Sat 12-Nov-16 11:21:02

My daughter is going on her first trip in 2017 (Primary 6 age 10). I went to Chester with my school at her age. It was good fun.

Procrastinatia Sat 12-Nov-16 11:21:34

Mine were never offered any overnighters aged 5 or 6. Did they mean P5 and P6?

celtiethree Sat 12-Nov-16 11:22:25

No they don't. Where we are our local schools offer a residential in P7 so 11 year old. Only for 2 nights.

LadyPenelope68 Sat 12-Nov-16 11:22:35

It'll be P5/6 (Year 5/6) not aged 5/6

dancemom Sat 12-Nov-16 11:23:23

Primary 7 pupils only around here. Monday to Friday usually.

whirliegig Sat 12-Nov-16 11:23:50

My wee ones went away with the school in P5 for 4 nights for an outdoor education residential course.

Nothing was ever offered younger than that.

spacemangoestowork Sat 12-Nov-16 11:24:48

Ah yes, yr 5 and 6 sounds more like it. Thanks everyone.

IHaveBrilloHair Sat 12-Nov-16 11:25:00

Ours all did a week in P7

TheTroubleWithAngels Sat 12-Nov-16 12:11:55

P7 here.

Glasgow city council have an outdoor education centre in Argyll which loads of schools use for the week. It's not just for school trips, but it is seen as quite important.

There's always a few who don't go though.

Steppenwolfe Sat 12-Nov-16 13:38:34

No...schools in Scotland offer residential trips 2-5 days usually to primary 6-primary 7 children ..English equivalent Year 7 -8. It's not compulsory and children opt out for various reasons.

Willow2016 Sat 12-Nov-16 13:39:57

Here its P7 so 11 - 12yr olds.
They meet up with all the other primary school p7's they will meet at high school (although they will have met some of them already as schools are linked for many things) and spend 3 days (2 nights) doing outdoor adventure stuff. They love it.

iveburntthetoast Sat 12-Nov-16 13:41:10

P7 here, too. Only a few nights at a place 70 miles away. DDs already been there with brownies--it cost £150

dementedpixie Sat 12-Nov-16 13:43:23

Dd went in Primary 7 and that is the only year a residential trip is offered at that primary school.

MrsJayy Sat 12-Nov-16 13:44:14

Primary 7 here, why did you think it was age 5/6 op

DramaInPyjamas Sat 12-Nov-16 13:57:36

The residential trips at our schools are Primary 7 - Friday to Monday its at an outdoor adventure place, it costs £150

The secondary School does the same residential for the first years, same place and amount of days but at a cost of £250 confused
My children are not into outdoorsy things like kayaks and abseiling so they didn't bother going

The school trips for the 5/6 year olds (primary 1 & 2) are usually just an afternoon on the farm or garden centre.

DramaInPyjamas Sat 12-Nov-16 14:06:22

What is the AIBU though? What's the reason your asking?

MrsJayy Sat 12-Nov-16 14:09:08

Yes whats your U.

trixymalixy Sat 12-Nov-16 14:11:38

P7 go on a residential trip at my kids school. Definitely not 5 and 6 year olds.

tabulahrasa Sat 12-Nov-16 14:12:21

They do one for P3/4 round here...Monday to Friday to a centre about 10 miles away.

Another in P5/6 further away and then the P7 transitional one for all the cluster schools.

Most pupils go, but not all and enough don't that it's not an issue if they don't.

Heratnumber7 Sat 12-Nov-16 14:15:38

I have to say, if you're worried about age, our Rainbows (5-6) regularly have overnight sleepovers.

Twooter Sat 12-Nov-16 14:22:08

Ours do P5-7. Small school so all encouraged to go each year. Trips seem really fun.

GruochMacAlpin Sat 12-Nov-16 14:32:55

P7 (11yos) for our school too. Mon to Friday.

spacemangoestowork Sat 12-Nov-16 14:45:59

There was no U, I am sorry! I was being U asking the q in AIBU probably.

I was just interested in whether it might be right, but I think they meant year 5/6.

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