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Year 5 Trewern Trips

2014/2015

 

Dates to be confirmed. 

Trewern Outdoor Education Centre

 

INTRODUCTION

Trewern is a residential centre, set in spacious grounds, situated on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the Welsh border town of Hay-on-Wye, (internationally famous for its book shops). The Centre is owned by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and is staffed by qualified teachers with specialist knowledge and a wealth of experience teaching outdoor education and field studies. Trewern offers students:

· A residential experience, which encompasses personal and social education.

· A facility which helps to develop life skills with an emphasis on achievement and enjoyed.

 · Challenges, the application of which are not easily demonstrated or used in the classroom.

 · A learning environment that contrasts with their home area. The nature of residential outdoor courses is such that students who successfully complete their stay may have covered the following keys skills:

 

· Communication

· Working with others

· Improving own learning and performance

· Application of number and problem solving

· Information technology

 

Trewern can accommodate groups of up to 54 students in shared bedrooms. Facilities include a dining room, lounge, staff room, coin operated laundry facilities, showers, kit rooms, drying room, kitchen, classroom, games room, conference room, dormitories. Please contact the Centre if you require further information:

 

Trewern Outdoor Education Centre

Cusop

Hay-on-Wye

Herefordshire

HR3 5RF

Tel: 01497 820512

Fax: 01497 820056

 

Email: office@trewern.org.uk

Website: www.trewern.org.uk

Trewern Outdoor Education Centre

 

KIT LIST WHAT TO BRING

 

In a medium sized suitcase/bag YOUR MUST BRING:

 · A pillow case

 · A bottom sheet (single bed size)

 · A single duvet cover or sleeping bag YOU MUST BRING SEVERAL SETS OF WARM PRACTICAL CLOTHES

 

FOR ACTIVITIES – THIS SHOULD INCLUDE:

· 4 Sweaters

· 4 T-Shirts

· 4 pairs of jogging bottoms

· 4 pairs of thick socks (to wear with boots)

· Warm hat and gloves (even in summer)

· 2 Large waterproof poly bin bag/bin liners

· In summer - shorts, sun cream, sunhat

· 1 litre Water Bottle or £1.50 to purchase a Trewern Bottle

 

YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO BRING THE FOLLOWING:

· Clothes to wear in the centre in the evenings, and for travel to and from home.

· A pair of slippers or trainers with soft soles to wear only in the house

· Trainers or shoes for outdoor use

· Pyjamas or nightdress

· Towels and wash kit

· SPLASH/STREET BASE CARD – points are awarded to all pupils who attend a Trewern course and bring their card with them.

 

PLEASE NOTE

· All specialist equipment and footwear for activities will be provided by Trewern. There is no need to bring your own waterproofs and boots.

· There is no need to buy new clothing - old clothes are preferable for activities.

· You are advised to mark all items of clothing.

· A drying room is available which will dry clothes overnight, but there are no facilities for washing clothes.

· A First Aid Kit is not essential, pupils can bring a basic kit - e.g. plasters, along with travel sickness pills and any prescribed medicines.

· The weather at Trewern is often colder and wetter than in the South East. Groups may be out-of-doors all day, and may be in mountainous areas. Warm clothes may be needed even in the summer.

· Televisions, radios or stereos are not allowed. There is no objection to cameras, MP3 players or small personal computer games, but these are brought at your own risk. Valuables or jewellery are best left at home for their safekeeping.

· Do not bring hair straighteners, they are a fire risk and are not allowed


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