1. Cost of Visit
For details of costs, please speak to the Head teacher of your school.
Pupils are supervised by teaching staff from their own schools and assisted by Centre staff. During activities the staff/pupil ratios as recommended by BAALPE (British association of Advisers & Lecturers of Physical Education) are followed or by the governing bodies of Outdoor Sports e.g. British Canoe Union or as specified in Centre’s Risk Assessments.
It is recommended that the following items of clothing and personal requirements be brought:
Please be reminded that this is a 4 night stay only and that the transport AND bedrooms have limited storage. We also have adequate drying facilities so there will not be a need for new/clean outer clothing EVERY day! Thank you for your consideration.
- Sound footwear – Wellingtons and / or sturdy walking trainers or boots.
- Several pairs of socks.
- Warm pullovers/fleeces and under clothing – trousers (at least one pair not to be jeans).
- Toilet requisite including 2 towels and roll on deodorants (no sprays).
- Night attire including sleeping bag, pillow and slippers.
- Fitted single bottom bed sheet.
- Woollen hat and gloves or caps in summer.
- Waterproof trousers.
- Waterproof coat (be prepared for the coat to get wet and muddy!)
- Bathing costume.
- Sun Cream in Summer
- Personal drinks bottle
- Pencil case with pens and pencils
N.B. Please label all children’s possessions clearly.
Pupils should be advised to paste inside the lids of their
suitcase a list of its contents. They can then use this as a
check list when re-packing for their return home and so
lessen the possibility of leaving property at the Centre.
N.B. Every effort is made on the last day of the visit to
ensure that all ‘stray’ items are reclaimed before the group
leave. Please emphasise to your child the importance of
packing ALL their belongings as we are unable to post back
items left behind.
4. Pocket Money
It is recommended that pupils bring some pocket money in change
as the Centre has a small tuck and gift shop. They may also have
the opportunity to visit a shop during our Thursday day out.
Children are encouraged to write postcards home which are for sale
in the Camp shop but could you please send a couple of 1st class
Children are advised not to bring any valuable electronic games or
phones. There is no mobile phone signal at the Centre and the
teachers have 24 hour access to the office for emergency phone
6. Daily Routine
Hot breakfast 8.30 a.m.
Activities commence 9.30 a.m.
Lunch 12.30 p.m. (lunch or picnic)
Return to Centre 5.00 p.m. approx
Evening meal 5.30 p.m.
Drink and light snack 9.00 p.m. approx.
Lights out 10.00 p.m. approx.
A visit to Pendine should not be treated as an isolated experience
but as an integral part of a pupil’s education. The primary aim of the
Centre is to provide first hand experience which will stimulate and
support the Authority’s schools and teaching staff in meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.
The activities offered at the Centre provide:-
(a) Cross curricular approaches to both core and foundation National Curriculum subjects.
(b) Opportunities for pupils to observe, record, analyse and interpret
their own investigations.
(c) An opportunity to develop personal and social skills through problem
solving, Decision making and living.
(d) To utilize the environment for physical skills such as orienteering,
surf skiing, coastal walking.
(e) To give pupils an opportunity to make comparison and observation
which will lead to the development and concern for the environment.
During their stay at Pendine the pupils will be engaged in a variety
of activities including abseiling and climbing on the tower in the
Centre grounds, archery, surf skiing, orienteering, coastal walking
and problem solving.
It must be emphasised that these activities will depend on weather
and time of the year and the topic which is being studied.
Field Studies – which may include plants and animals of the
seashore, woods, local coastal walks, location studies of Pendine
Visit – pupils normally have a day out from the Centre where they
may visit one of the following places: Skomer Island, Pembroke
Castle, Preseli Hills, Museums, Aquariums, St. Davids and a
selection of coastal walks.
Adventurous Activities – This subject is recognised on the National Curriculum and a visit to the Centre gives pupils an opportunity of excitement, fun and a genuine sense of achievement.
Safety is of paramount importance and these activities are taught only by staff who are experienced and well qualified.