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Robinwood Residential Visit

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  1. Robinwood Residential Visit Robinwood South Pennines Activity Centre Dobroyd Castle, TodmordenMonday 6th – Wednesday 8th February 2017

  2. Why a residential? • Memorable educational experience – fun and enjoyable • Outdoor education and adventurous activities • Team building and working together in activity groups • Developing friendships in a situation away from home

  3. Preparation and listening skills

  4. Fun and enjoyable

  5. Outdoor adventure

  6. Developing friendships

  7. Developing teamwork and communication skills

  8. Why Robinwood? • Safety • Enjoyment • Learning

  9. Safety • Comes first throughout the course • Highest safety standards • Activity environments chosen to match this age group • Employ qualified staff that ensure safety comes first whatever else is happening • Programme suitable for time of year

  10. Enjoyment • Fantastic experience over three days • Staff dedicated to ensure children (and staff!) thoroughly enjoy themselves • Thrill provided by real ‘adventure’ activities • Enjoyment through individual achievements in a range of activities

  11. Learning • Learning environment tailored to the 8 – 11 age group • Learning new skills in a different environment • Learning the benefits of teamwork in a range of challenges • Building self-confidence and independence • Developing social skills not necessarily apparent in the classroom

  12. Range of Activities • Giant swing and zip wire • Climbing and abseiling • Archery • Night line • Canoeing • Obstacle Course • Team challenge • Piranha pool • Caving • Orienteering

  13. Typical day • 7.00 – 8.00 Wake up (Night staff) • 8.00 – 8.30 Breakfast (Course managers) • 8.30 – 12.30 Activities (Group leaders) • 12.30 – 1.00 Lunch (Group leaders) • 1.00 – 5.00 Activities (Group leaders) • 5.00 – 6.00 Evening meal (Course managers) • 6.00 – 9.00 Activities (Group leaders) • 9.00 – 9.30 Hot chocolate (Course managers) • 9.30 – 10.30 Bedtime (Night staff) • 10.30 – 7.00 Overnight (Night staff)

  14. Qualifications • British Canoe Union • Mountain Leadership Training Board • Grand National Archery Society • British Orienteering Society • Mountain and outdoor first aid • First aid at work • Licensed with Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

  15. Staffing • Three members of staff from Cawood • Robinwood ratios vary per activity • 1 to 1 for climbing and abseiling • 2 to 12 for sheltered canoeing • 1 to 12 for nightline • 1 to 18 for night time • All ratios meet or exceed ratios laid down by national governing bodies

  16. Food! • Good and plenty of it • Toast and cereals plus cooked breakfast • Packed lunch • Cooked evening meal and tasty pudding • Choice available and vegetarian option

  17. Accommodation • Sleep in dormitories with all bedding provided • Toilet and shower facilities close by • Group leaders ensure one shower per day! • Any wet clothes dried overnight and ready for the next day

  18. Last year…

  19. Any questions?

  20. Further Information • www.robinwood.co.uk Next steps • Letter sent asking for confirmation, deposit and payment arrangements