Our adventure weekends offer the chance to get outdoors, make some friends, meet our teachers and connect with other families. Above all, it’s a great chance to have some fun. Twice a year, somewhere in the British countryside, we get together for a range of confidence-building outdoor challenges and team-building games. With previous trips to the Lake District and Suffolk, our pupils have tried everything from abseiling, zip-wiring and giant swinging, to learning how to fence, build a buggy and shoot a bow and arrow in archery. It’s important that every pupil feels like they’re part of our thriving community. By coming along to one of our adventure weekends, your child gets the chance to enjoy some of the vital social aspects of school life – getting to know their peers and teachers.
We are very pleased to announce that we have booked in our Autumn Adventure Weekend for the weekend of Friday the 18th October to Sunday 20th October.
Who? All pupils enrolled at My Online Schooling are welcome to come along.
Where? We’ll be heading to Humphrey Head Outdoor Centre, near Grange-over-Sands, Southern Lake District.
When? Friday 18th October (arrive between 2-3pm) to Sunday 20th October (depart between 12:30-1pm
Getting there All pupils will need to be dropped off and collected at the centre. Transport will be provided by the centre during the weekend.
Do parents need to come? We aim to promote independence as part of the adventure weekend therefore we ask that parents do not come along over the weekend. If there is a specific reason that your child will require a parent or carer to be present, please let us know and we can look to accommodate this. There is plenty of accommodation for parents and family in Grange-over-Sands and the surrounding area.
Activities All activities are run by experienced and qualified instructors and they will be assisted with My Online Schooling teachers and staff.
Friday evening – Night walk by torchlight
Saturday – Climbing and Orienteering
Sunday morning – Teamwork Competition
Accommodation Pupils will be accommodated in warm, comfortable shared dorms (one female and one male). All bedding is provided and staff will be in separate rooms close by the pupil dorms.
Catering There is an onsite chef that provides delicious hot breakfasts and dinners. A packed lunch will be provided to all pupils.
Cost The cost for the Adventure Weekend is £245 per pupil. This is inclusive of everything apart from transport to and from the centre. There will be a £55 non-refundable deposit to pay to secure your child’s place and then an additional £190 to pay prior to the weekend.
Places are limited so if you would like to register your child for the weekend please fill out the sign up form below.
Once registered, you will be sent an invoice to your email address for the deposit and final payment. Please get in touch if you have any questions surrounding the Adventure Weekend.
I liked the giant swing best because it was really exciting and also archery because I got better at it the more go’s I had. I learned new skills in buggy building, like how to tie different kinds of knots.
The giant swing was my favourite activity. It was really fun, and I challenged myself by swinging from the top.
My favourite activity was the zip-wire because it reminded me of the time I did a zip-wire in America. I was really excited to come on the Adventure Weekend, and now I’ve made new friends.
I liked Cluedo and the zip-wire best. I loved the thrill of being up high on the zip-wire. We’ve made a friend group now.
My favourite was the giant swing and I also enjoyed the Cluedo game because it let us explore the area and it was really fun. The Adventure Weekend engaged us in really fun activities.
Katie had a great time! (Once she got over her initial wobbles and I was able to leave). Thank you so much. She made 3 lovely friends who she really felt she connected with (Katie said 2 of them had Aspergers too) and for the first time she felt like she’d met folk who were ‘just like her’ and thought the same way so she didn’t feel so odd and out of place. I am really grateful to you all, and Tom, Rebecca and Zoe especially.
Please complete the form below for your child to join us on the next Adventure Weekend!