Presentation on theme: "Camping at Suntrap 1969 - 2012 Raising Achievement - Outdoors."— Presentation transcript:
Camping at Suntrap Raising Achievement - Outdoors
The old shelter was built during a head teachers ’ camp in 1969
The new shelter built with a grant in 2002
Renewable resources. Wind and solar power provide energy for lights and a cool box.
There are 2 camps a week throughout the summer. Children stay for 2 or 3 days and 1 or 2 nights.
Camping in our private field NOT the forest
2 or 3 boys or girls in a tent
Group cooperation necessary when putting up or taking down their tents.
We provide blankets and mattresses.
Camp supervision and safety; 2 Suntrap staff (who have First Aid training) and at least 2 adults from school. 24 hour supervision.
The children use the washing/toilet facilities in Suntrap building. The loo tent is for night time emergency use.
Luggage A squashy bag will fit into a tent more easily.
Food and mealtimes.
New, shared experiences
Camp jobs; washing up, collecting water, wiping tables or collecting wood. Washing up – a life skill !
What to bring… Sleeping bag, pillow and spare blanket packed in labelled bin liner, (+ a spare labelled bin liner). A bag containing packed lunch and rain coat. Wellies in a carrier bag NOT packed with luggage.
Clothing…. Warm things to sleep in (joggers and hoodies are best). At least 2 changes of clothing, warm jumper/fleece. Wash kit, including towel. torch Books/comics and small games for ‘ quiet ’ moments! Cameras are good but don ’ t send anything expensive.
All medicines given to class teacher. Clearly labelled with dosage instructions. ‘ Wrap around ’ sunglasses make a big difference to hay fever sufferers. Sun cream, lip salve and a hat for hot sunny days. A watch so that they know it is only 4.30am! And finally…
Working together Cooperation Trust Fun!
Curriculum work during the day in the forest. Not just ‘ nature ’ and science but also…. ….art, history, language….
….maths and geography
Indoor facilities for bad weather.
For more information visit our website forest/SuntrapForestEducationCentre