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Castledawson Primary School

Educational Trips


Our P6 and 7 children enjoy a wonderful week of activities in either Shannaghmore Outdoor Education Centre in Newcastle Co. Down or in Gortatole Outdoor Education Centre in Co. Fermanagh. For many this residential trip is their first time staying away from home. Everyone has a great time, enjoying the wonderful opportunities and guaranteeing it is a week they'll never forget as wonderful memories are made with their friends.

As we’ll as educational trips, we also have a Christmas trip to the Pantomime in Millennium Forum for Key Stage 1 and The Grand Opera House for Key Stage 2 while the Foundation Stage children enjoy a trip to the cinema. We also have a end of year fun trip. 


Many other Educational Trips take place throughout the year in the various classes. These trips are linked to topic work and enhance learning in World Around Us.

Some trips include:

Foundation Stage:  The Beach Magilligan, Carrickfergus Castle, School at the Sea in Larne, Springhill House

Key Stage 1:

Northern Ireland War Memorial, Armagh Planetarium, Omagh History Park, Giant’s Causeway 

Key Stage 2: 

Trip to Portrush/ Bangor, W5, Titanic Centre, Seamus Heaney Centre, Ulster Museum

In addition, each class also visits a number of places in our local village e.g. Dominos Pizza, Ditty's Bakery, Moyola Precision Engineering, Post Office etc. As a school committed to developing positive relationships within our community and with local schools, our children also participate in trips as part of Shared Education with New Row Primary School.