West Street Community Primary School and Nursery

Trips & Visits

As part of our wider offer and our determination to provide a wealth of opportunities for our pupils we plan for as many educational trips and visitors as possible. Having our minibus, named by the children as Tim, we are able to offer more trips and participation in events with a lower cost to parents.

Through their time at West Street we commit to providing the following as a minimum entitlement:

Theatre trips
Residential opportunities; camping, YHA, hotels
Visits to a range of religious buildings
Outdoor learning including team building
Use of the local community facilities / environment eg Colne library / Wycoller / Cenotaph
A visit to contrasting localities; seaside, mountains, city
Art galleries and musical events – both listening and performing
Links with other educational establishments




This is just a minimum example of our activities and staff will look for every chance to enhance learning through visitors coming into school, such as the emergency services, theatre companies, musicians and trips away from school.

Here are some examples of the events from last few years:

Trips out of school to:


Camping at Blackhills

Townley Park

Victoria Park

Pantomime at Colne Municipal Hall

Bolton Abbey

Chester Zoo

London: Imperial War Museum, Science Museum, Lion King

Millenium Green

Young Voices

Scarborough Residential

Thornton Hall Farm

Embsay Crag

St Bartholomew’s

Pendle Festival


Victoria Cave

Fairhaven Lake


Visits into School from:


Billy Bob Buttons – children’s author

Theatre Company

Local artist

Go Velo – Bikeability

Small Animals Farm

Fire Service

Life Bus

Story Bus

Archery Coach


Tim’s Trips

We run these using our minibus and they usually take place at a weekend. They are aimed at those children on “all green” for behaviour, attitude, uniform, effort. The trips aim at widening the children’s experiences.

The last one was to Bolton Abbey with Mrs Burtoft’s dog “Woof”!


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West Street Community Primary School and Nursery
West Street, Colne, Lancashire BB8 0HW
Headteacher | Miss Sarah Watson | 01282 865840 | [email protected]
Bursar | Mrs Carol Franks | 01282 865840 | [email protected]
SENCO | Mrs Alysia Gupta | 01282 865840 | [email protected]
Pastoral Lead | Mrs Andrea Peake | 01282 865840 | [email protected]
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