Year 7 Residential: Hooke Court 2018

September 10, 2018 - September 12, 2018

Time: All day

Trips

At The Purbeck School, we believe it to be of great importance that all students feel a sense of belonging to their school community. With this in mind, we are aware that the first few weeks of a child’s secondary education are particularly important as they are forming new friendships and getting to know their new tutor.  Therefore, over the last three years we have run an extremely successful residential trip to Hooke Court.

The aim of this residential opportunity is to allow Year 7 students the chance to develop teambuilding skills alongside their new tutor group in an idyllic, Dorset countryside, location.  Hooke Court has a proven track record of providing a tailored programme of events to school groups in a safe and comfortable environment (http://www.hookecourt.co.uk/residential/).

Year 7 students will leave The Purbeck School, after morning registration, on Monday 10th September, travelling the short distance to Hooke Court by coach.  Once at Hooke Court, students will be shown to their dormitory accommodation before having lunch.  Students will need to provide their own packed lunch for this meal however all subsequent meals will be included.  In the afternoon, students will participate in activities such as ‘Raft Building’, ‘Teambuilding and Command Tasks’, ‘Bridging the Moat’ or ‘Shelter Building’.  Every student will have the opportunity to complete each half-day activity coordinated by specially trained instructors who will ensure both the safety of our students whilst also providing a fantastic experience.On Tuesday 11th September, students will spend the morning completing one of the other four activities before taking part in another one after lunch.  The evening meal will consist of a BBQ followed by a Purbeck Year 7 Talent Show.

On the final morning, students will complete their final activity before having lunch and taking part in a closing ceremony, to celebrate their achievements.  Students will then board the coaches back to The Purbeck School in time for their transport home at the end of the school day.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the trip provides excellent value for money, whilst still making sure that your child experiences a fantastic 3 days.  The Purbeck School has worked closely with Hooke Court to secure a discounted price for each student.  The cost of the trip is £125 per child, which can be paid in two instalments.  This cost includes transport to and from Hooke Court, all evening meals and two lunches whilst at the field studies centre, accommodation in comfortable dormitories and experienced, fully trained instructors who work alongside our team of staff to ensure an unforgettable trip.

If you wish for your son or daughter to participate in this visit, an initial payment of £65 will be required to Reception, by Friday 13th July 2018, along with the consent form enclosed.  A final payment of £60 will be required by Tuesday 4th September.  Further details of the trip, including an equipment list, will be supplied in the first week of September.  It is important to note at this stage that those students who qualify for Pupil Premium funding, are currently allocated £100 each year by the school, which can be used towards the cost of this residential trip if you wish.  If you would like more information regarding this funding, please do not hesitate to contact Tania Alford talford@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk at the school.

Thank you for considering this opportunity.  If you have any questions regarding the trip, please do not hesitate to contact me through the school or via vgregory@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

 

Year 7 Hooke Court Residential 2018: Proposed Itinerary

Monday 10th September 2018

9.30am:  Leave The Purbeck School by coach and travel to Hooke Court, Beaminster.
10.30am:  Arrive at Hooke Court and unpack in dormitory accommodation.  Students to make their own beds!
12.00pm:  Students to eat their packed lunches in the grounds of Hooke Court.
1.30pm:  First activity (From ‘Raft Building’, ‘Teamwork Skills’ and ‘Command Tasks’, ‘Shelter Building’ and ‘Bridging the Moat’)
4.00pm:  Free time for students to explore the grounds of Hooke Court and take part in activities organised by Year 7 tutors.
5.30pm:  Evening meal consisting of a range of food including pasta, salad and garlic bread.
6.30pm:  Evening entertainment.
9.30pm:  Students retire to their dormitories.

Tuesday 11th September 2018

7.30am:  Breakfast
9.00am:  Second activity (From ‘Raft Building’, ‘Teamwork Skills’ and ‘Command Tasks’, ‘Shelter Building’ and ‘Bridging the Moat’)
12.00pm:  Lunch provided by Hooke Court.
1.00pm:  Third activity (From ‘Raft Building’, ‘Teamwork Skills’ and ‘Command Tasks’, ‘Shelter Building’ and ‘Bridging the Moat’)
4.00pm:  Free time for students to explore the grounds of Hooke Court and take part in activities organised by Year 7 tutors.
6.30pm:  Dinner
7.00pm:  Talent Show
9.30pm:  Students retire to their dormitories.

Wednesday 12th September 2018

7.30am:  Breakfast.
9.00am:  Fourth activity (From ‘Raft Building’, ‘Teamwork Skills’ and ‘Command Tasks’, ‘Shelter Building’ and ‘Bridging the Moat’)
12.00pm:  Lunch provided by Hooke Court.
12.30pm:
  Closing ceremony consisting of tutor awards and prizes.
1.00pm:
  Leave Hooke Court and return to The Purbeck School for transport home.

Hooke Court consent form 2018 (pdf)

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