Residentials- Evening activity Options
During your evening session our story teller, Charlotte, will look at three different types of stories; “true” stories, “how” stories, for example How the Nettle got it Sting and then a range of “traditional” tales from around the world suitable for KS1 and KS2. Children will be asked to participate as well as be involved in small craft activity.
The sessions take place around the hearth of our Woodland Hall at 6:30pm after your evening meal.
Charlotte Comley is a professional storyteller and member of The Society for Storytelling. As a trained secondary teacher in English with a background in drama, she has experience of working with a wide range of age groups from playgroups to young offenders. Charlotte is DBS checked and registered with the General Teaching Council.
Night Walk Over the Downs
During this session two trained leaders guide your pupils and staff on a 5 mile circular walk exploring the countryside at dusk with safe road crossing. Basic orienteering, map work, observational skills, and wildlife awareness can all be covered.
The session starts at 6:30pm from the café after your evening meal. Please wear layered clothes, a coat, walking boots or shoes and bring wet weather gear. Lasts up to 3 hours.
Trained leaders include: Sean Reeves (HCC Outdoor Leader), Stefan Croot (HCC Outdoor Leader), Janet Hammerton (HCC Outdoor Leader), David Norrish (MLA) and Jonathan Huet (BELA) all have first aid training.
The centre will provide a fire and log circle for teachers to lead their own farewell campfire experience. Seasoned wood, a safety fire bucket, fire blanket and a pre-set kindling ready to light are all provided. Bring your own marshmallows, songs and laughter.
This session can take place outside or under cover in poor weather. A decision will be made earlier in the day ready for a start at 6:30pm.
Self - led resources
The centre has the following seasonal resources to loan for evening activities by prior arrangement:
Self led woodland trail sheets plus nature detective and id sheets.
Torches with torch game sheet, Night Sky and Stargazing sheets.