All of our centres offer the chance to create, develop and explore a topic through outdoor exploration or the creative arts. Our residential and day visits are designed with the pace and content to introduce younger children to new experiences. 
A KS1 or 2 programme can be tailored to areas of the curriculum such as science, or used to explore a story, or to simply build character. 
For our teachers and visiting staff members it is the opportunity to see a different side to a student, develop the relationship, to watch them interact and build confidence. You’ll understand them even better. 

Where we do it: 

We have centres in Shropshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and Snowdonia. From a 17th century Jacobean mansion, to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the National Parks, our centres remain small, welcoming places that become your home for the visit. They are ideal for exclusive use to embed your culture, and to focus on your group’s shared experiences. 
Edgmond Hall and Frank Chapman Centre are great for both KS1 and KS2 
Ingestre Arts is for Y4 + 
Plas Gwynant is for Y5+ 
You know your children, parents and school priorities best, and so we are always ready to tailor delivery to suit the needs of the group we are working with. We do have lots of tried & tested programmes ready to go too. Examples outcomes: 
Making new friends / improved relationships 
Improving mental health & wellbeing 
Encouraging creativity and resourcefulness 
Deeper understanding of a topic 
Curriculum links: eg science, or history 

Ideas and benefits for KS1 and KS2:  

Thematic outdoor learning or creative art courses to immerse participants in a topic. 
Developing skill and trying different challenges from a huge variety of  outdoor activities from orienteering to mountain climbing to Bush craft. 
Arts Award – Discover Award at Ingestre Hall is offered as standard 
John Muir Award – Y4+ can complete or work toward this great award 
Create artwork and performances that can be celebrated back at school 
Developing independent thought, decision making, and encouraging children to express themselves by trying new things. 
Developing confidence and reasoning skills ahead of Y6 and Y7 
For our younger groups, often it is the first time away from home; if you are looking to bring your key stage 1 children (or younger!) then Edgmond Hall or Frank Chapman are the centres for you. 

Sample KS1 Campout programme  

Edgmond Hall Day Visits  

Sample 2 night Edgmond Hall Programme  

Sample 2 night Frank Chapman Programme  

Sample 4 night Ingestre Arts programme  

Sample 4 night Plas Gwynant Programme  

“First time away from home? 
Try our KS1 Camp Out!” 
Prices start from: 
£10pp for a day visit 
£95pp for 2 nights 
£180pp for 4 nights 

A progressive approach to primary residentials. 

We believe that a residential programme is more impactful when it is progressive and threaded throughout the school life. 
Some ideas for a progressive approach to residential visits are: 
Day visit 
Edgmond Hall or Frank Chapman 
Nursery rhymes and fairy tales 
Fun/well-being; stimulus for language and vocabulary. 
2 night residential 
Edgmond Hall or Frank Chapman 
Nature detectives or Christmas journey 
first-hand discovery; science; RE, independence and relationships.  
2 or 4 night residential 
Frank Chapman or Edgmond Hall 
Young adventurers, pirates 
Fun/well-being; maps and maths; independence. 
4 night residential 
Ingestre/Plas Gwynant rotated 
each year 
Thematic art; outdoor exploration and adventure. 
Fun/well-being; creative skills; challenge, confidence and resilience. 
Edgmond or Frank Chapman 
Shelter building; camp fire; nature walks; animal magic. 
Fun/well-being; parental engagement and support. 
Staff training 
Training day/weekend 
Team building through creative art project or shared outdoor experience, with indoor workshops if required. 
Launch a step-change in school plan; share school vision; strengthen a great team. 
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