All activities are based around the ability of the group, therefore there should not be any reason for your child to not want to join in.
There may be elements of the day that encourage children to come out of their comfort zone and try some new challenges, however should your child not want to do these challenges then they will not be forced as we want their experience to be a positive one.
As with all activities there is an element is risk, after all nothing we do is ever completely risk free.
With outdoor adventurous activities the risk is often higher than regular sporting activities due to the environment, weather and demanding nature of the activity.
Every activity we go on is risk assessed and safety measures put in place to ensure the experience is not just fun, but as safe as possible, minimising risk by use of equipment where required.
Arete will provide every child with and safety equipment they may need, including helmets, harnesses, footwear and waterproofs.
The trip will be led by Mr Bloodworth with another member of staff for support.
Mr Bloodworth has completed his Mountain Leader Training, has vast experience in the mountains and has been approved to deliver by a technical advisor.
Mr Bloodworth has also run several self managed residentials at the centre.
If you would like to see Mr Bloodworth’s digital logbook you can by clicking here.
To keep costs low we will not be using any additional staffing from Arete.
Behaviour expectations will be high whilst at Arete due to the nature of the activities and the additional risk.
Children that are not meeting these expectations may be required to change groups away from peers, miss out on activities and lose any free time the group may have.
We always have excellent behaviour whilst away on residentials which has resulted in no injuries in our previous trips.
Breakfast at Arete will include:
A choice of cereals, toast and jam.
Lunch at Arete is a packed lunch including:
A sandwich, fruit, crisps, cake, water.
Children are responsible for making their own sandwich and choosing their packed lunch items.
Tea at Arete will include:
A freshly cooked pasta bake with salad prepared and cooked by the group.
A BBQ and potato salad prepared and cooked by the group (this may be done on camping stoves in the winter if the weather does not allow for a BBQ).
Dietary requirements can be catered for providing they are expressed on the Arete consent form.
Children will be in dorms, sharing with friends.
Boys and girls are separate with staff bedrooms situated nearby.
Bed wetting is not a barrier for attending our residential.
We have on many occasions supported children that bed wet so they can enjoy the trip and have their bedding washed discretely.
If you would like any more information on this or your child will require any support whilst away please get in touch with Mr Bloodworth.
The showers at Arete are split so boys and girls do not mix.
The showers are in bathrooms similar to what you would have at home.
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