September is a great time for extra-curricular school activities. The weather is still warm enough for outdoor excursions and students are just coming back from summer holidays and need some incentive to get back to studying.
Additionally, teachers will want to plan school year outings not only for September but also for the rest of the school year. Planning ahead enables a school to make reservations early on, which saves a school and parents a considerable amount of money.
Following are some ideal activities in Cardiff for children of all ages. These activities are not only educational but also a lot of fun for students and teachers alike.
Outdoor Group Activities
Ideal outdoor group activities include canyoning, mountain climbing, rafting and castaway days. These activities are especially enjoyable for older students, although some adventures are also suitable for young students with proper supervision. Quest Adventures specialises in not only organising these types of activities but also providing needed safety equipment and proper instruction.
Outdoor group activities enable children to get plenty of fresh air and exercise and learn more about Cardiff's natural history and heritage. Furthermore they also enable students to learn valuable life skills such as teamwork, tolerance and the importance of working hard to reach a shared goal.
There are numerous museums, art galleries and castles in and around Cardiff. Visiting these places in person help students to better remember and appreciate the history of the region and its unique culture. Some of the best known places to visit are Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Civic Centre, the Welsh Folk Museum, the National Museum Art Gallery and Castell Coch.
Techniquest is yet another great place to visit. This unique locale is home to a planetarium, science theatre and discovery room. Students of all ages are sure to enjoy a visit to this educational facility.
A well planned school curriculum should include not only book learning but also plenty of excursions and outings. Outdoor outings and group activities enable students to get needed exercise and learn outdoor skills that cannot be learned in a traditional classroom setting. Trips to indoor venues are ideal for helping students better understand topics such as history, social studies and art. By planning these outings well in advance, teachers ensure that reservations and travel arrangements can be made easily and at a low cost.