Residential Trips

Year 4

Every year, all Year 4 children in The Stour Academy Trust are given the opportunity to attend a free residential camping weekend.

Organised and financed by the Trust, the residential, which is set over two weekends in June, sees Year 4 children experience what for many is their first time away from home.

Set in the grounds of Sturry CE Primary School in Canterbury, children camp for two nights in large 8 person tents and experience a variety of exciting activities with their classmates and new friends from other schools.

Activities include:

  • Whole camp team games
  • Groups team games
  • Orienteering
  • Archery
  • Laser Tag
  • Woodland survival skills
  • Bouncy castles
  • Songs and roasting marshmallows on the campfire

At every mealtime, children receive hot cooked food provided by the school catering team (and served up by staff!), whilst every evening sees hot chocolate and biscuits served before bedtime!

Hot Food typically consists of an English breakfast, baguettes and salad for lunch and an indoor BBQ for dinner!

With no charge to parents, the year 4 camping residential is a popular and fantastic memory making experience for our children.

Below is a short video that gives you some of the highlights of the residential that took place in June 2022.

Year 6

Year 6

Every year, all Year 6 children in The Stour Academy Trust are given the opportunity to attend a paid for camping residential week.

Taking place during a week in June, Year 6 children will travel by coach to 4th Dimension Outdoor Activity Centre in East Sussex.

Children camp for 4 nights and can take part in a huge variety of activities including:

  • Zip Wires
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Climbing Indoors
  • Archery
  • Swimming


For more information about 4th Dimension, please visit their website here.