School Trip & Enrichment  Calendar

We believe in the philosophy: "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand".

As such, our pupils benefit from visiting places of interest and having representatives from various companies and other specialists visit the Academy. These experiences will link to the subjects/themes that the children are learning and help to enhance children’s writing across the curriculum.

Each term teachers plan for visits or visitors to ensure children have real experiences to inspire their learning. This year's plan can be found here:

PDF iconArk Blacklands Primary Academy Visits & Visitors 2019-20

Below you can see some of the fantastic experiences children accross the school have been involved in since September 2018.


Posting letters to Santa:

Autumnal walk in the woods:


Year 1

Owl Experience


Dinosaurs at Hastings Museum:


Year 2

Chocolate making:


Making potions in the wood:

Healthy Eating talk from the school nurse:


Year 3

Michelom Priory:

Rainforest Workshop:

Year 4

Egyptian workshop:


Year 5

Viking Day:


Port Lympne Animal Reserve:


Year 6

Outdoor Ed & 'Survival' at Mallydams Wood:


Visit to Battle Abbey


Pupil Council

Meeting the Mayor of Hastings:


Summer Holiday Outdoor Enrichment Week