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At Bishopston Primary we believe it's such a good thing to take children on a residentials. Children from Y4, Y5 and Y6 all have an opportunity to go on one...
We are taking pupils in Y4 to the Urdd Centre in Cardiff Bay for one night. The children take part in a packed itinerary including: The Big Pit, A speed boat ride in the bay, bowling, Techniquest, St.Fagans
We take our Year 5 children to Llain in West Wales - https://www.llain.com/
Children take part in a whole range of adventure activities available on site including: high ropes and zip wire, kayaking and paddle boarding. We also manage a dolphin spotting boat trip from New Quay!
They stay in cabins with bunk beds. It's a great adventure for the children.
For many years we have taken our Y6 pupils to Llangrannog. The Urdd Centre there is excellent at supporting bilingualism. Children take part in many different activities from skiing, to go carting, quad biking, horse riding, archery and more. We also take the children on a good hike on at least one of the evenings.
The accomadation is in dormitories with rooms taking between 6-8 children. All the rooms are en-suite. The food here is amazing, a great choice everyday!
Why Residentials are so Important
The benefits of taking younger children away on a residential are significant. The overwhelming change in children seen by staff is a boost in their confidence and resilience, particularly for those less confident prior to the residential. This is likely to be a result of the children:
Residentials do wonders at supporting children to be more willing to have a go at new activities, transfer skills they've learned on residentials, and persevere with harder challenges.
In terms of children’s relationships, staff notice friendships deepen, friendship groups widen and antagonism reduce between children who didn’t previously get on.