Remove - LIV Summer Term 2018 Weekend Activities Programme
Dear Parents Looking back, the Lent term was a wonderfully busy one and hopefully, memorable for your daughter. Please take a look in this Summer Term booklet at our new feature, ‘Look back at Lent’ to see some images and quotes from trips that the girls enjoyed last term. I hope you have been able to see many of their exploits and adventures which we publish in our very own Co-Curricular Corner on the Downe House website (scan the QR code below to visit the site), a link to which is included each week in The Olive Branch. I am delighted to introduce within this booklet, the Summer Term programme that includes a range of exciting and stimulating events and activities. This includes the Calshot residential trip for the Remove girls, a camping weekend at nearby Thirtover, Liquid leisure, Go-Karting and of course the surprise End of Year celebratory outing, to name but a few! The list of events in this booklet may be added to throughout the course of the term and Housestaff will advise girls as soon as the activity has been confirmed. To serve as a reminder, girls that are in House over the weekend will be expected to take part in the events. We have therefore strived to keep the cost of the majority of these activities down to a minimum; the cost of the events will be added to your School bill. Should you wish to book an Exeat and take your daughter off-site for the weekend, please use the separate Weekend Activities Form for this and return it to your Housemistress in time for the start of the Summer Term. I would be delighted to gain feedback from you on the existing programme offered to the Lower School to enable the CCA team to reflect and consider what we can do to provide a meaningful programme of activities that the girls look forward to and benefit from. The CCA team look forward to meeting many of you over Founder’s weekend, where of course, many of the girls will be involved in the Dance Showcase, to bring down the curtain on a wonderful year of Co-Curricular activities at Downe House. Wishing you all a successful Summer Term ahead!
Mr Ian Stuart Head of Co-Curricular Activities Direct Line: +44 (0)1635 204669 email@example.com
THE WAKEFIELD AWARD is a young leaders’ award which the girls will work towards during their Lower School years at Downe House. Through fun and exploration, they will extend their horizons and discover their potential. Sir William Wavell Wakefield, Baron Wakefield of Kendal (1898-1983) Sir William Wavell Wakefield MP took formal possession of the School as the first Chairman of Governors in January 1944, thereby turning Downe House from a limited private company into a public school. He was the Member of Parliament for Swindon (1935-1945) and for St Marylebone (1945-1963). Knighted in 1944, he was created Baron Wakefield of Kendal in 1963. He played rugby for England, gaining 31 caps between 1920 and 1927. He has had three daughters, two granddaughters, three great granddaughters and a greatniece at Downe House and throughout his life he was a friend and benefactor of the School.
1. To develop a sense of adventure and personal challenge and give the girls a deeper understanding of how they, as individuals, function, to build greater self-esteem and confidence in their abilities.
Girls will: • Undertake new and challenging activities both indoors and outdoors. • Make a positive contribution to the community and the wider world. • Learn to take responsibility and make choices. • Gain a sense of enjoyment from a wide range of activities and have fun.
2. To develop the key skills of resilience, compassion, collaboration and creativity.
The Bronze Award is attainable for all girls in Remove. • To attend 12 primary activity sessions over the year and keep a log. • To attend at least one after school activity on a weekly basis. • To be involved in two or more community or fundraising events.
• To display an awareness of current affairs by completing a scrap book or giving a presentation. •
To attend a residential weekend for outdoor activities such as mountain biking, velodrome, team building, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, skiing, snowboarding etc.
Primary Bronze Award Activities Activities such as team sports, dance, swimming, drama, climbing, canoeing, orienteering, hiking, music, art, craft and cooking.
The Gold Award is open to everyone in LIV and attainable for those who have made an outstanding effort and shown high levels of commitment throughout the Award Programme. Gold will be awarded for those who are considered by staff to have given over and above the contribution required for the Silver Award, for example, making a difference in the community, organising a charitable function, exhibiting exceptional leadership, attending an overnight expedition (this might be done at home but sufficient evidence would have to be provided).
The Silver Award is attainable for all girls in LIV. • To attend 12 primary activity sessions over the year and keep a log. • To attend at least one after school activity on a weekly basis. • To be involved in five or more community or fundraising events • To show an awareness of global affairs through a scrap book or presentation. • To attend a first aid course Primary Silver Award Activities Activities such as team sports, dance, swimming, drama, climbing, canoeing, orienteering, hiking, paddle boarding, archery, Circus School, Nordic walking, golf, orienteering, music, art, crafts and cooking.
CALENDAR FOR LOWER SCHOOL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
SAT 21 APR
Closed Weekend - (Remove - UVI) Classics Trip to Fishbourne (LIV)
SUN 22 APR Evensong 6.30pm
Closed Weekend - (Remove - UVI) We the Curious Trip (Remove)
SAT 28 APR SUN 29 APR
Short Exeat begins Saturday 5 May 12.00noon - Monday 7 May 8.00pm
SAT 12 MAY SUN 13 MAY Evensong 6.30pm SAT 19 MAY
SUN 20 MAY L ong Exeat begins Friday 25 May 12.00noon - Sunday 3 June 8.00pm SAT 9 JUN SUN 10 JUN Evensong 6.30pm SAT 16 JUN SUN 17 JUN
SAT 23 JUN
Closed Weekend (Remove - UIV & LV) Calshot (Remove)
Closed Weekend - (Remove - UIV & LV) Calshot (Remove) Sports Day New Girls Open Day 11+/12+/13+ Dance Showcase Technical Rehearsal Lower School BBQ (Remove - LIV)
SUN 24 JUN SAT 30 JUN
SUN 1 JUL
MON 2 JUL
Lower School Enrichment
TUE 3 JUL
CO-CURRICULAR EVENTS Wakefield Award - Ultimate Frisbee (Remove)
Marwell Activity Centre (LIV)
Wakefield Award - Wolf Conservation Trust (Remove - LIV) Tennis Social & BBQ with Elstree (LIV) Windsor Castle & Shopping (Remove & LIV)
Wakefield Award - Bushcraft (Remove) Camping Weekend at Thirtover (LIV) Camping Weekend at Thirtover (LIV) Bucklebury Park & Picnic (Remove) In House Activities and Revision (Remove - LIV) Liquid Leisure (Remove - LIV)
DVD & Pizza Evening (LIV)
Go Karting (LIV)
Cotswold Wildlife Park (Remove - LIV)
End of Year Outing (Remove - LIV)
SATURDAY 21 APRIL ACTIVITY: ULTIMATE FRISBEE VENUE: DOWNE HOUSE COST: FREE EVENT TIME: 2.30pm - 4.00pm OTHER EVENTS • Closed Weekend • Classics Trip to Fishbourne (LIV)
CLOSED WEEKEND WAKEFIELD AWARD - ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Remove) Ever wondered how you could take a Frisbee and turn it into a sport? This is the perfect opportunity to put your skills to the test and try out this energetic, fun and fast-paced team sport. There will be plenty of time to practise your throwing and of course, play a proper game!
SUNDAY 22 APRIL
ACTIVITY: MARWELL ACTIVITY
MARWELL ACTIVITY CENTRE (LIV)
Challenge yourself through the trees on this suspended assault course. You will walk tightropes, negotiate obstacles, and traverse rope bridges finishing with an exhilarating 100m zip-line. A great adventure through the woods!
COST: £45.00 TIME: 10.30am - 5.00pm OTHER EVENTS • Closed Weekend • We the Curious Trip (Remove)
Archery Point, aim and let loose! Learn how to use a bow and arrow with a qualified instructor. Once you have mastered the technique then compete against your friends to see who can hit the gold first!
SATURDAY 28 APRIL ACTIVITY: WOLF CONSERVATION TRUST VENUE: BEENHAM COST: £10.00 TIME: 1.30pm - 3.30pm OTHER EVENTS • Social with Elstree (LIV)
WAKEFIELD AWARD - WOLF CONSERVATION TRUST (Remove - LIV) Founded in 1995, the UK Wolf Conservation Trust is a non-profit organisation based in Berkshire, England, supporting education, conservation and research into wolves. Its aims are to dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding wolves, and to support wolves living in the wild. The UKWCT is currently home to ten wolves: Nuka, Tala, Tundra, Mai, Motomo, Mosi, Torak, Massak, Pukak and Sikko. During this visit, you will be able to meet these intriguing animals up close and learn about their importance within the ecosystem and how wolves and humans can learn to live alongside each other without conflict.
Image taken by: Lee Baker (Nuka Tala and Tundra)
SATURDAY 28 APRIL ACTIVITY: TENNIS SOCIAL AND BBQ
An opportunity for the girls to socialise and play tennis with the boys from Elstree followed by a well-earned BBQ.
VENUE: DOWNE HOUSE COST: £15.00 TIME: 6.30pm - 8.30pm OTHER EVENTS • Wakefield Award - Wolf
Conservation Trust (Remove LIV)
TENNIS SOCIAL AND BBQ WITH ELSTREE (LIV)
SUNDAY 29 APRIL ACTIVITY: WINDSOR CASTLE
WINDSOR CASTLE AND SHOPPING
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No trip to Windsor could possibly be complete without a visit to the amazing Windsor Castle, the family home to British Kings and Queens for over 1,000 years. The size of the Castle is breath taking, in fact, it is the largest and oldest occupied Castle in the world and it is where Her Majesty the Queen chooses to spend most of her private weekends.
COST: £27.00 TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm OTHER EVENTS • Chapel: Matins
The day will include tickets to visit Windsor Castle, followed by some retail therapy. With hundreds of shops to choose from you are sure to have an amazing day out in this beautiful historic town.
SATURDAY 12 MAY ACTIVITY: BUSHCRAFT VENUE: DOWNE HOUSE COST: £5.00 TIME: 1.00pm - 3.00pm OTHER EVENTS • Camping at Thirtover (LIV)
WAKEFIELD AWARD - BUSHCRAFT (Remove) Step into the depths of the Downe House woodland and learn how to build a shelter using only the natural materials around you. The best structures will be judged on space, style and strength – let’s see who wins!
SATURDAY 12 MAY - SUNDAY 13 MAY ACTIVITY: CAMPING WEEKEND
CAMPING WEEKEND (LIV)
Day 1: Pack an overnight bag and head off for a night of camping. Enjoy playing games and tackling the low ropes and then sit by the campfire chatting with your friends whilst toasting some marshmallows. Then off to your tent you go for a night under canvas, listening out for the tawny owls and other nocturnal creatures.
COST: £10.00 OTHER EVENTS • Wakefield Award - Bushcraft (Remove)
Day 2: Wake up, brush off the dew and pack your tent, then after a hearty breakfast, enjoy playing some games before you head back to House.
SATURDAY 12 MAY - SUNDAY 13 MAY
SUNDAY 13 MAY ACTIVITY: BUCKLEBURY FARM PARK AND PICNIC VENUE: BUCKLEBURY COST: £15.00 TIME: 11.00am - 3.00pm OTHER EVENTS • Chapel: Evensong • Camping at Thirtover (LIV)
BUCKLEBURY FARM PARK AND PICNIC (Remove) Enjoy a fun filled day out at Bucklebury Farm and Deer Safari Park. Whether you want to just run, jump, swing, de-stress out in the fresh air, visit the many rare breeds around the farm, or even go on the Deer Safari, there is plenty for everyone to do.
SATURDAY 19 MAY ACTIVITY: IN HOUSE ACTIVITIES AND REVISION VENUE: IN HOUSE COST: FREE EVENT TIME: 2.00pm - 6.00pm OTHER EVENTS
IN-HOUSE ACTIVITIES AND REVISION (Remove - LIV) Enjoy time to relax in each other’s company with some in House Activities. A choice of activities will be on offer from cookery, crafts, outside play and more. A lovely way to spend time with your friends after some serious study.
• Royal Wedding
SUNDAY 20 MAY ACTIVITY: LIQUID LEISURE
LIQUID LEISURE (Remove - LIV)
Europe’s Largest Aqua Park, Liquid Leisure Windsor, is back and even bigger and better than before. With four zones of increasing intensity, you can challenge any of your friends to an aquatic adventure like no other. What better way to spend a hot summer’s day than with your friends bouncing on the floating trampoline or racing across the monkey bars?
COST: £30.00 TIME: 12.00pm - 4.30pm
FRIDAY 8 JUNE - MONDAY 11 JUNE ACTIVITY: CALSHOT
A four day visit to Calshot Activity Centre to one of the largest residential outdoor centres on the south coast of England. Their highly experienced instructional staff take pride in delivering high quality recreation and educational experiences for young people and adults from within Hampshire and across southern England. During your visit you will be given the opportunity to do many exciting activities, both land and water based such as snowboarding, climbing, cycle skills, riding in the velodrome, kayaking, sailing and king swing. So get yourselves ready for a weekend of fun and adrenaline pumping activities with your friends on this unforgettable experience.
FRIDAY 8 JUNE - MONDAY 11 JUNE
SATURDAY 9 JUNE
ACTIVITY: DVD AND PIZZA
DVD AND PIZZA (LIV)
VENUE: IN HOUSE
A chance to sit back, relax and enjoy some pizza whilst watching a favourite movie. A perfect way to spend an evening catching up with your friends.
COST: FREE EVENT TIME: 7.00pm - 9.00pm OTHER EVENTS • Closed Weekend (Remove) • Calshot (Remove)
SUNDAY 10 JUNE
ACTIVITY: GO KARTING
GO KARTING (LIV)
Come and have fun racing round the Teamworks state of the art circuit at Reading. You will be given tuition on how to drive and be taught all the skills to win! A fantastic afternoon of unforgettable racing fun.
READING COST: £35.00 TIME: 10.45am - 4.00pm OTHER EVENTS • Closed Weekend (Remove) • Calshot (Remove) • Chapel: Evensong
SATURDAY 16 JUNE ACTIVITY: SPORTS DAY VENUE: DOWNE HOUSE SPORTS FIELD COST: FREE EVENT TIME: 12.30pm - 4.30pm
SATURDAY 23 JUNE ACTIVITY: LOWER SCHOOL
LOWER SCHOOL BBQ (Remove - LIV)
What better way to spend a summer evening than to enjoy a delicious BBQ relaxing with your friends. Yum!
VENUE: DOWNE HOUSE COST: FREE EVENT TIME: 5.30pm - 6.45pm OTHER EVENTS â€¢ Dance Showcase technical rehearsal
SUNDAY 24 JUNE ACTIVITY: COTSWOLD
COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK
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Stroll around the Park and get eye-to-eye with giraffe, watch rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns, walk with lemurs, ride on the train or explore the adventure playground. With so much to see and do, you just won’t want to leave!
COST: £25.00 TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm OTHER EVENTS • Dance Showcase technical rehearsal
SATURDAY 30 JUNE - SUNDAY 1 JULY ACTIVITY: FOUNDER’S WEEKEND VENUE: DOWNE HOUSE COST: FREE EVENT
MONDAY 2 JULY ACTIVITY: LOWER SCHOOL
LOWER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT
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VENUE: DOWNE HOUSE
With the end of term just around the corner, enjoy an afternoon of various activities that will be fun, energetic, creative and educational. A wonderful way to wind down and have fun with your friends.
COST: FREE EVENT TIME: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
#JoinIn TUESDAY 3 JULY ACTIVITY: END OF YEAR TRIP
END OF YEAR TRIP (Remove - LIV)
After all your hard work this year, head out with your House to a surprise venue to unwind with your friends. Pizza and a film will be waiting for you when you return, to round the day off. What a way to finish the year off!
TIME: 8.45am - 5.30pm
Enjoy the Summer Holidays
Look back at Lent â€˜Dick Whittingtonâ€™ was a really impressive show, especially the remarkable set! There were lots of laughs and of course the ice cream in the interval was great! Maddy and Sara, LIV, Hill
On Sunday we went to Bristol to watch The Little Match Girl. I thought it was a touching performance and it was amazing to see how the performer made the little match girl walk by herself even though she was a puppet. It was clever how they merged three different fairy tale stories together into one show. Overall, I thought it was a fun outing and we all really enjoyed it! Izzy, Remove, Hermitage
Downe House, Cold Ash, Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 9JJ T: 01635 200286 www.downehouse.net
Downe House School
Take a look at what Co-Curricular Weekend Activities Downe House offers Lower School girls for the Summer Term.
Published on Apr 17, 2018
Take a look at what Co-Curricular Weekend Activities Downe House offers Lower School girls for the Summer Term.