Activity Focus: Fencing
02 November 2016 10:25Want to know more about the activities used in our residentials? This time we are turning our attention to something a bit different – the Olympic art of fencing! This ancient sport is always popular as one of our school residential trip activities; after all, who wouldn’t want the opportunity to be a swashbuckling hero! So what can participants expect from being introduced to fencing as part of their COGO Primary Residential? After a full safety briefing, those
How To: Build a Woodland Den
17 October 2016 17:50Building a den in the woods is a great outdoor activity for the weekends or during their school residential trip, one that children will remember for a long time after. Searching and collecting all the materials, using their imagination to visualise how the structure and working with classmates to create something amazing. The sense of accomplishment they will feel when sheltering from the elements inside having built it all by themselves will last longer than
Activity Focus: Rock Climbing
13 October 2016 10:58Rock climbing is a great activity for children on an activity residential trip building upon both mental and physical aspects. It doesn’t matter about skill level and its not a team sport, so every child can attach their safety harness and have fun! What is Rock Climbing?Rock climbing was originally used by experienced climbers practicing their skills for when they needed to scale difficult sections of a mountain, but its fun so it quickly became a
Weekend Activity: Flower Power Magic
07 October 2016 17:04It is important to keep young inquisitive minds stimulated and to encourage their growth with the natural world around them, which is why we love to share great weekend children’s activity ideas inspired by our school residential trips to continue the learning and exploration. This weekend our children’s activity is one we have nicknamed ‘Flower Power Magic’ and is all about getting colourfully creative with the flora by creating
Orienteering – don’t get lost!
30 September 2016 15:02One of the most exciting things about a school residential trip for children is breaking out of the classroom to have fun in the great outdoors, learning a new set of skills and participating in a range of fun activities with their classmates. We use orienteering exercised in several of our primary school residentials. We believe it’s the perfect way to explore the outdoors, experience new environments and work cooperatively as a team.