On Site Residentials
Our residential experiences can be tailored to suit you and your pupils individual needs.
Our residential opportunities are designed to be run at and around your school site. This satisfies curriculum requirements whilst minimising the administrative burden of arranging an off site residential course. We offer a high quality alternative to off site providers at very competitive prices. On site residential courses can be used as preparation for off site experiences gently introducing students to the idea of being away from home.
Below is a typical residential course lasting a day and a half.
13:00 pupils arrive and are briefed on the course
13.30 - 16:00 Team building activities designed to encourage communication, teamwork and innovative thinking.
16:00 Set up camp - students put up their tents and prepare the camp for the evening, working together in tent parties of 3.
17:00 Wide game - as groups finish their preparations they partake in a wide game, such as capture the flag
18:00 Dinner - pupils help to prepare a BBQ type meal and a "camp fire". Pupils are required to allocate tasks and work together to get a meal!
19:00 Desert - pupils roast marshmallows over the camp fire and are taught camp songs.
20:00 Down time - Students are given an hour to prepare for their night under canvas.
21:00 - Lights out!
7.30 - The dawn chorus will naturally wake students ready for a full day of activities. Pupils are given until 9am to get breakfast and prepare for the day ahead. The camp needs to be disassembled in this time, so there is no time to dawdle!
9.00 - Everyone gathers for a briefing of the day:
"You are all stranded on a desert island, you do not know how you got here... The last thing you can remember is sitting in your class room, your eyes started to get heavy and you could not keep them open. Are you dreaming? Surely you can’t all be dreaming?
You may not know how you got here, but here you are. To get home you are all going to have to work together, share ideas and communicate well. It will not be easy, you will have to try new things, however, if you stay positive I’m sure you will all get home safely and have a great story to tell your friends and family"
9:30 - 15:00 - Disaster day commences! Students rotate around a number of stations which could include:
- Air rife target shooting
- Shelter building
- Orienteering to find food
- Geocaching to find components to build a radio
- Incident scenario where pupils have to find food, shelter and water in order to survive, as well as planning a way home!
15:00 - debrief of the course and awards