School Trips and Local Community Links
We celebrate our community's rich cultural diversity and we want our children's learning to be fun and memorable so we make the most of our surroundings for frequent school trips and enrichment activities.
Within walking distance of Trafalgar Square with its enchanting galleries, a short bus ride away from the museums of South Kensington and on the banks of the Thames, the school could not be better placed to provide a rich and stimulating curriculum.
Right in the heart of Covent Garden, St Clement Danes Primary School is superbly located for class trips and the teachers make full use of the opportunities on our doorstep.
Galleries and Museums
Children regularly visit a range of art galleries including the Tate, The National Gallery and Somerset House. Tate Britain is one of our local partners; the children work with a wide range of artists in residence and have exhibited work at the gallery. Classes are familiar with historical collections at the British Museum, Benjamin Franklin House, The Sir John Soane's Museum and the Tower of London. Teachers also make good use of locations that promote science and technology and children have visited the London the London Transport Museum, the London Aquarium and the Science Museum.
Theatre and Music
The creative arts programme at the school has led to children performing in a range of impressive venues. Children have visited the Royal Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall. Some events with a religious focus have taken children to St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.
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The Great Outdoors
Once a year, our Year 6 children spend a fabulous five days at Sayers Croft, an outdoor activity centre in Surrey, which nurtures their understanding and enjoyment of the countryside.
We make good use of our local green spaces and parks, including Coram's Fields, Lincoln's Inn Fields and Drury Lane Gardens.
Teachers often use the built and natural environment around the school. Children go on local walks where they soak up the atmosphere of Covent Garden market (a minute away) or they take sketch books down to the Thames (five minutes away) to draw the stunning cityscape.
The school works with local businesses, in particular Penguin Publishing House, Capco, The Delaunay and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. The school has a good relationship with the 'In and Around Covent Garden' community association and this puts us in touch with a wide range of businesses from the local area.T he school takes part in the annual 'Apple Market Challenge' at the Covent Garden Piazza.
The school is working with Northbank to raise awareness of air quality issues.
The school has strong links with local police, who work closely with the school and accompany the school when we walk to our local churches for big events and celebrations so that we can cross the roads safely.