At Heltwate School, we also seek to create opportunities for children to experience and excel in a range of activities. These activities enhance and extend our students’ life skills and experiences that also fulfill some of our learners’ sensory needs.

Pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 have the opportunity to go horse riding at a locally registered Riding for the Disabled (RDA) center. 

All pupils have the opportunity to access swimming sessions at local swimming pools for a half term/term during the academic year. 

Where possible we try and give pupils the opportunity to go on a residential trip for up to a week with their class during the spring/summer term. This gives the children the chance to become more independent and confident. It’s a time to strengthen their friendships with their peer groups. 

All classes organise day trips; these are linked to each class’ themed topic, or specific time of year, and have included trips to Cadbury’s World, Hunstanton seaside, National Space Centre, a visit to the big city of London, Gulliver’s Land for a magical Christmas trip, the London’s West End to see theatre productions such as The Lion King, Shrek and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.