Residential Visit

Residential Visit

Year 6 have the opportunity of taking part in residential visits to Kilvrough Manor.  The Kilvrough Residential experience forms part of the curriculum and enables children to value themselves throughout the unlocking of personal potential through success, to value others through participation in group activities and experience and to take part in wider curriculum experiences outside of the normal school environment. The visit is for five days and this year the dates will be in May 22nd – 26th 2017

The cost of these visit  includes transport, accommodation, activities and meals:-

The Centre

The Centre is located on the Gower Peninsular, 7 miles west of Swansea, set in ten acres of ground providing a secure location within an area of outstanding natural beauty.  It is one of Oxfordshire’s Education Authority Outdoor Education Centres.  There is access to spectacular beaches, rocky shores and  cliffs as well as sand dunes and salt marsh habitats.  It is within a short journey from the Brecon Beacons National Park as well as the industrial valleys of South Wales.  The proximity to a wide variety of environment and habitats enables a very broad range of high quality outdoor educational experiences.

Accommodation

The house provides accommodation for 48 children in small single sex dormitories, with staff having separate private rooms.

Drying facilities are provided and there is a specialist field work/classroom with a wide range of equipment. There is a comfortable lounge with magazines and a TV/video.  The catering facilities have been given a Silver Award by the local Environmental Health Offices.

Care

Centre staff are committed to looking after children and visiting staff, to ensure a successful course. The catering team cater for vegetarians and those with special diets.  The Head of Centre is a resident and a member of Centre Staff will be on duty each evening along side the staff from school during each visit.

Opportunities

Kilvrough offers a wide rage of exciting outdoor activities which can include climbing, abseiling, caving, orienteering, seashore studies and tem building activities. In addition a wide range of study topics can be offered which include local studies, environmental studies including rocky shore, freshwater streams, moorlands and sand dunes.

Safety

The Centre has an exemplary record of safety and is licensed under the activity Centre Young Peoples Safety Act, 1995. Kilvrough Manor has been inspected by the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) and is registered as licensed to provide specified activities under the following headings: Caving, Climbing, Trekking and Water Sports.

Value

The Centre offers unbeatable value for money and offers a wide range of courses and programmes which unlock both the individual and the groups potential, through providing exciting and positive learning experiences in dramatic environments within a framework of safety.

The cost of the visit includes return transport from School to the Centre, Board and Lodging, Insurance, Activities with full protective clothing and all specialist equipment required.