At Aveton Gifford C. of E. (V.C.) Primary School, we currently offer residential experiences for all children in Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The aims of these visits are:
- To introduce children to a variety of environmental and outdoor activities.
- To develop important life skills, including team building and taking responsibility for themselves and others.
- To build self-confidence, self-esteem and to independently achieve.
We have a variety of different places where our Year 5 and Year 6 children have enjoyed staying such as Barton Hall, a PGL Centre, which is in the heart of the English Riviera and close to Dartmoor, Adventure Okehampton, Forest and Beech and many more. The centers are always bursting with activities for the children to enjoy such as the Zip Wire, Abseiling, Fencing, Quad Biking, Dry Slope ski-ing, Kayaking, Mountain Biking and the Climbing Wall.
Our Year 3 and Year 4 children have previously stayed at the Heatree Centre in Manadon, Spirit of Adventure (Dittisham), Forest and Beech, PGL and many more. The children in Year 3 & 4 have a shorter residential for two days and one night. There two day residential is jam packed with all kinds of activities such as Forest school and water sports.
As a 'taster' residential the Year 2 children get to experience a one night 'Sleep-over' in school during the summer term.