Congratulations to Mrs Taggart who was a finalist in the School Trip Champion category at the School Travel Awards this week!
The School Trip Champion Award rewards those who play an important role in organising trips that help their school and pupils benefit from learning outside the classroom, and recognise those who go the extra mile.
Mrs Taggart, our Deputy Head Teacher, definitely meets that criteria and we were thrilled to learn of her nomination earlier this year.
She explained: “We pride ourselves on our creative ‘topic based’ approach to learning at The Lyceum. While many schools enjoy teaching topics in this way, what sets us aside is the fact that we immerse ourselves wholeheartedly in the topics we are learning about.
From Year 3 upwards, this means learning about History through living it on ‘Living History’ trips, such as taking Year 5 and 6 to Suffolk for a week to live as Tudors. At the same time, Year 3 and 4 are off to live as Victorians.
In addition to residential trips, we really make the most of our central location, using London ‘as our playground’, visiting museums, galleries, exhibitions and the theatre across the academic year.”
A summary of the sort of school trips and learning outside the classroom activities Mrs Taggart has organised and been involved with:
Residential Trips: Year 5 and 6 residential trip to Suffolk living as Tudors; Year 5 and 6 residential trip to Suffolk living as WW2 evacuees; Year 6 trip to Barcelona, Spain; Year 5 trip to Edinburgh; Year 3 and 4 residential trip Cardfields (Essex) living as Victorians; Year 3 and 4 residential trip to Cranedale (Yorkshire) to study geography.
Day trips: Matilda musical workshop (with RSC) and matinee performance Cambridge Theatre, London; The Lion King dance workshop (Pineapple Dance Studios) and matinee performance Lyceum Theatre, London; Tower of London; Hampton Court Palace; HMS Belfast; Imperial War Museum; Docklands Museum; Science Museum; London Graffiti Walking Tour; Centre of the Cell, Queen Mary University, Whitechapel.