At Gurney Pease Academy we believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.
These are often the most memorable learning experiences, which help us to make sense of the world around us by making links between feelings and learning. They allow us to transfer learning experienced outside the classroom and visa versa.
Learning outside the classroom is about raising achievement through an organised, powerful approach to learning in which direct experience is of prime importance. This is not only about what we learn but importantly how and when we learn. The school has a strong commitment to the added value of learning outside the classroom, some of which takes place beyond the statutory school day and beyond the school premises.
Each year the school will arrange a number of educational visits and activities that take place off the school site and/or out of school hours, which support the aims of the school;
Residential visits have included a trip to Robinwood Activity Centre in Cumbria.
Day trips have included Centre for Life, Newcastle, The Sage Gateshead, and Tynemouth Sea Life Centre.