Update on field trips within walking distance
The CBE values the educational benefit of field trips. Field trips close to our school can complement classroom learning by giving students opportunities to explore the community around their school.
Please be advised the process for trips within walking distance of the school has been simplified, excluding restricted activities, e.g. swimming. As parents/guardians, you will no longer need to fill out a consent form for your child to go on a class trip that is walking distance from the school, e.g. to a local park. Appropriate walking distance is determined by the Principal and may vary, depending on the age of the students.
Due to the current pandemic, teachers are encouraged to take their classes outdoors when it makes sense with the curriculum. Teachers will be accessing the natural areas west of West Ridge School throughout the school year in both core and complementary courses.
The following is a list of sites near the school that teachers may use to complement classroom learning:
|Name of location ||Address / Description||Distance from school (kms)|
|Forests and Walking Paths in and around West Ridge School||West of school grounds||1km|
As with any field trip, we want to inform you about some common hazards involved with walking trips to the above locations. Please note this list may not include all of the hazards for a given trip:
- Slips, trips and falls;
- Getting separated from the group;
- Street crossings;
- Pre-existing medical conditions and/or allergies
If you have any questions or concerns regarding field trips within walking distance of the school, please contact your child’s teacher.