You should try hard things in life because you might not have the chance again. - Year 6 pupil, Outward Bound 2020
I learnt to never give up and that if one person picks up a piece of rubbish it could change the world if others follow. -Year 6 pupil, Outward Bound 2020
100% of pupils attending the Year 6 Outward Bound would recommend it to other children and 98% reported feeling more confident and independent.
At Hartley we are proud of the residential visits we offer our pupils. We value these experiences highly and see them as important opportunities for the children to develop skills outside of the classroom in environments and activities that they might not otherwise encounter.
As we are so passionate about the children taking part, the school heavily subsides all residential visits with 50% of the costs covered for all pupils. Those pupils registered for Free School Meals will be subsidised further. We also ensure that payments can be spread over the academic year so parents can pay in instalments via Parentmail if they wish.
Our programme of residential experiences builds the challenge as children progress through Key Stage 2.
- Year 4 Night of Adventure - 1 night here at Hartley led by Outdoor Education experts and supported by Hartley staff.
- Year 5 Fairplay House - 2 nights at the Outdoor Education Centre near Maldon in Essex
- Year 6 Outward Bound - 4 nights at the Howtown Outward Bound Centre in the Lake District
Below are a few useful links to information that has been shared with participants of residential visits in the past so you can get an idea of what the children will do, what they will need to bring with them and how much it might cost.