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Unforgettable Experiences for Our Pupils

It is important to us that our pupils have exceptional learning opportunities that go beyond the classroom. Our Year 5 and 6 residentials help our pupils gain invaluable experiences, build life skills, and create lasting memories.

Year 5 Residential: Snowdon, Cumbria

Location: Snowdon, Cumbria Duration: Summer (overnight stay- Friday-Saturday)

Exploring the Great Outdoors

For our Year 5 students, an adventure awaits in the breathtaking landscapes of Snowdon, Cumbria. This residential is more than just a geography field trip; it's an opportunity for our young explorers to immerse themselves in the wonders of mountains, rural life, and teamwork. Here's what they can look forward to:

  • Conducting fieldwork in the mountainous terrain
  • Discovering a rural lifestyle different from their own
  • Hiking, mountain walking, gorge scrambling, and bushcraft
  • Emphasis on teamwork skills and pushing personal boundaries
  • Learning to prepare their own sandwiches for lunch

Building Character and Independence

Our Year 5 students stay in dormitories, fostering camaraderie and independence. They discover the joy of supporting one another, stepping out of their comfort zones, and taking responsibility for themselves. This residential is a journey of personal growth, where they learn to be resilient and self-reliant.

Year 6 Residential: Blackwell Adventure

Location: Blackwell Duration: 2.5 days-Monday-Wednesday

Thrilling Adventures Await

Year 6 pupils embark on a thrilling adventure at Blackwell Adventure. Located in a picturesque setting in Blackwell, they'll spend 2.5 days in eco huts and partake in a variety of exciting activities, including:

  • Go-karting
  • Sledging
  • Crate stacking
  • Abseiling
  • Zip-lining
  • Orienteering

Discovering Independence

The Year 6 residential is also about pushing boundaries, overcoming fears, and discovering their incredible capabilities. Through challenging activities and a strictly enforced no-mobile-phone policy, students develop self-reliance and resilience.

Safety and Payment

The safety and well-being of our students is paramount. All residentials are subject to a rigorous risk assessment procedure, and familiar teachers accompany the students. We offer our parents the convenience of paying for our heavily subsidised residentials in manageable installments through the ParentPay app.

At Nelson, these residentials are more than just trips; they're transformative experiences that enrich our students' lives and prepare them for a world of possibilities.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our residentials, please don't hesitate to contact us for further details.