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Join us 13-15 MARCH 2020 for an exclusive FREE event for KS3+ learning professionals at Plas Gwynant Outdoor Education Centre in Snowdonia. 
You'll be taking part in exciting, adventurous activities, and whilst it's not formal CPD, it will be an ideal chance to discover: 
how a well planned residential can develop resilience, confidence & independence. 
ways to help young people to lead happier and more successful lives. 
a fresh approach and network with like-minded professionals. 
exciting learning moments in memorable places and share ways to embed them back in the classroom. 
"There were very few comments about which activities they enjoyed the most.  
Instead, the vast majority of the comments confirmed the learning and development that had taken place.... students understood WHY they were doing the activities." 
An ariel picture from a drone of adults in a circle joining hands and looking up
An adult leaping from elephant rock at Llyn Gwynant
2 adults in a canoe on white water
A team of teachers in buoyancy aids, helmets and water proofs


Arrive any time after dinner to suit your day. There will be staff there to welcome you to the centre and to find help find your room. 
7:30am - Breakfast 
8:30am - Welcome, introductions, overview of the day and allocation of activity groups.  
9:30am - Take part in two activities on land and water, from a selection of water-based journeys, climbing, hill walks and so on. Experience a day as a participant would, and take in our spectacular environment. Our tutors will be with you every step of the way to help explore what we are doing, why, and the learning that happens during the session.  
4:30pm - Return to the centre, freshen up, and have a slice of cake! 
6:30pm - A short tour of the centre, grounds, pre-dinner drinks, canapes, and networking / Q&A. We'll include a brief talk from a teacher about the benefits of learning outside the classroom, and how they make it work.  
7:30pm - Dinner and relax! 
8:30am - Breakfast 
9:30am - Final goodbyes, and a chance to explore North Wales if you wish before heading home. 
note - agenda may be amended. 
A: We’ll provide all the specialist kit that you would need to take part in any of the activities - from boots, to waterproofs, to helmets and so on.  
If you just dress for the weather, bring some clean clothes and be prepared to get stuck in, you'll be good to go! 
We'll send a recommended kit list closer to the date.  
A: Absolutely, you would be welcome to bring a colleague. As places are limited, we'll be capping it at 2 per organisation.  
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