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Year 4 Residential Visit to DUKES BARN 2020

Dukes Barn has been delayed and we hope to still be able to take pupils later in the year, depending on the situation with COVID19.  Dates toward the end of October have been reserved and as soon as we know that these will be going ahead we will send more detail.


This  takes place in April at  an outdoor education centre in the Peak District based in Beeley.  It is a three day course and our children experience activities such as orienteering, hill walking, ropes course, abseiling, canoeing, climbing and problem solving. 


The cost for the three days will be £185, to include all food (as wells as tuck shop spending money), accommodation, transport and instruction. For pupil premium it will be £92.50 as the rest will be funded by pupil premium fund.

Payments : Deposit £35 due by 6th December 2019, 2nd Instalment £50 due by 17th January 2020, 3rd Instalment £50 due by 14th February 2020 & 4th Instalment £50 due by 14th March 2020

The full payment will need to be at school by 14th March 2020


A typical three day visit would look like this:

Day 1:    11.00am           Arrive Dukes Barn  (introductory talk, show around, sort out dormitories and beds!)        

              12.15pm          Lunch  (children need to have their own packed lunch brought from home)

               Afternoon      Activity session 1 – caving, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, ropes course etc.

               5.00pm            Shower and change

               6.00pm            Evening meal

               Evening           Village quiz/ local walk. Back at the Barn – group games and cocoa.


Day 2:     8.30am            Breakfast

                Morning         Activity session 2 – caving, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, ropes course etc.

                1.00pm           Lunch

                Afternoon     Activity session 3 – caving, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, ropes course etc.

                5.00pm           Shower and change

                6.00pm           Evening meal

                Evening          Camp fire and games – group discussion time and cocoa.


Day 3:     8.30am            Breakfast

                9.00am           Pack belongings, strip beds

                Morning         Activity session 4 – caving, canoeing, climbing, abseiling, ropes course etc.

                1.00pm           Lunch

                2.00pm           Return to school for 3.30pm


Departure date and times information

We will inform you after half-term with the group your child is going in but here are the dates and times again for now:

Group 1 leave on Monday 30th March and return on Wednesday 1st April at approx 3.20pm

Group 2 leave on Wednesday 1st April and return on Friday 3rd April approx 3.20pm

You will need to collect your child from the hall. If you have to collect a child from the infants first, we will stay with the Dukes Barn children in the hall until you collect them.