“Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.” Pooh’s Little Instruction Book.
Being away from home for even one night can be a challenging experience for many children, but in return the rewards can be enormous. Learning to be independent and finding out that they can stand on their own feet is hugely important for children and is part of learning those life skills and attitudes needed for adult life.
Our children will have opportunities to take part in residential experiences in Hampshire and beyond. Venues are subject to change but could include:
the New Forest environmental centre at Minstead
Fort Purbrook Activity Centre, Portsmouth
Runways End which is activity based in a purpose-built environment
Calshot for field studies such as coat/river/marine studies led by staff with great knowledge
Stone Farm, Okehampton where children will work on the farm looking after the animals morning and evening.
These visits are planned in such a way that the children build on their skills and experiences year on year as the challenges grow.