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We pride ourselves on being flexible and client oriented.
Whilst some centres measure success on the number of activities groups manage to complete, we give every child the opportunity to fully engage with and complete an activity. We do not have a strict timetable, instead working closely with the lead teacher to discuss an extension on one activity and a shorter time on another to allow flexibility for the whole group to achieve their objectives and outcomes.
Each group will have difference needs, capabilities and preferences and we work with you to tailor the day(s) to help get the most from your stay with us. We endeavour to go the extra mile to support you.
Teacher feedback proved that flexibility is our key strength. You are not just a number and you are not channelled through a system.
We deliver activities that challenge children at the appropriate level and give them the chance to achieve and develop over time. We also continue to develop and improve these activities wherever we can, recently we have updated and improved our Archery area and added a new Boulder Wall which is a real hit with the groups who have recently visited.
We understand the importance of providing the correct balance within the programme. We include;
For a residential stay, activity sessions start around 1:00pm on the first day and finish at 1:00pm on the final day. Details can be confirmed when making and/or enquiring about a particular booking.
Our most popular time is after SATs in late May, however, we are an all year-round, tailoring the activities to accommodate the weather. November through to March are popular for those looking for competitive prices and the unique experience of sitting round a roaring camp fire with hot chocolate in the winter months and reflecting on the day’s activities.
Our group leaders take care to ensure that children are always correctly kitted out for all weather conditions. Although we will give the children a level of responsibility to prepare for each activity themselves, we always ensure they are properly kitted out prior to commencing a session.
“There is no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing!” ―
We always ensure children have suitable waterproof and windproof outer layers. Whatever the weather, our groups have a great time, sometimes it just needs some more preparation.
Although activities can take place successfully in poor weather conditions, our team will always assess the weather prior to morning team briefing and if there is any concerns, we always err on the side of caution and offer alternatives. Safety is of the utmost importance and we do not take chances. Where necessary, the Chief Instructor and/or Centre Manager will work with the school lead to agree alternatives which meet the objectives.
Our Activities are focused on developing children’s skills in the following areas as a minimum;
Whichever theme chosen to be focused on, a residential also provides a wonderful opportunity for children to develop two key areas of National Curriculum Essentials for Learning:
During the course of an Anderton Centre programme, children will: