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Castle Gardens Primary School, Newtownards
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Residential visits offer children the opportunity to gain confidence and build resilience away from their family home. While there is an expense involved, they help prepare the young person for the next phase of their lives.

We are delighted to offer Primary 6 children the opportunity to visit an Outdoor Education Centre (typically Ganaway Activity Centre in Millisle, Co. Down) each year. Our visit is for one night, two days and the cost includes all activities, accommodation and meals for the entire stay. Further information may be found on the Ganaway website -

The video and photographs below will show the kind of activities and fun the children have on their visit. These experiences are always the ones children recall most fondly when they discuss their primary education; experiences that help shape them and bring them closer together as a cohort. 



Ganaway Highlights