Extra Curricular Activities

Recreational and Residential Visits

Here at Ivel Valley School we aim to offer our learners as many experiences as possible to promote confidence building, personal and social development and independent living. Above all, we want our learners to have fun and to embrace new experiences and opportunities!

We therefore offer a range of recreational trips and short stay residential visits for selected pupils each year, some of which are sponsored by local community and charitable groups.

Please contact us to find out more.

Horse Riding

The therapeutic benefits of working with horses have been well documented. Working in partnership with the Bedford Disabled Horse Riding Association we offer our pupils the opportunity to visit the stables, spending time with the horses. We have seen how rewarding these visits can be, where pupils develop a relationship and sense of trust with the horses, building self-confidence and benefitting both physically and psychologically.

Our vision is to ensure that those pupils who are identified by riding staff as able, are given the opportunity to work towards certification in taught skills to Grade 2.


Cycling proficiency for the 21st century!

Working collaboratively with Bikeability our vision is to ensure that as many of our pupils as possible have the opportunity to experience riding a bike, even if they are complete beginners. Throughout their school life, pupils are given regular access to the use of bicycles in the school playground under adult supervision. This ensures skills are reinforced and practised, setting the scene for a lifetime skill.

Our aim is to develop our pupils to become responsible road users. We promote safety, provide road worthy bicycles which are regularly checked and serviced and ensure that riders wear helmets when completing training.