Andoversford Primary School

Andoversford Primary School

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Andoversford Primary School, Gloucester Road, Andoversford, Gloucestershire, GL54 4HR

01242 820407

Y5/6 Residential

Willow Class Residential 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

What time do we leave/arrive?
Children need to arrive in school at the normal time on Monday. Children will go straight to the hall, instead of the classroom to drop off their luggage. We will be doing team-building activities in the morning before we head off. The coach will be leaving around 12:30 to arrive at the centre for the afternoon. Parents are very welcome to come and wave us off! 
On Friday, children will leave the centre after lunch and will arrive back at school at approximately 3:30pm. We will send a text once they are on the way to inform parents of traffic conditions.
Do we need a packed lunch?
Children need to bring a packed lunch for the first day. All other meals during the visit are provided by Manor Adventure. We recommend an extra snack and drink for the first day to help stay energised for the journey. All children must bring a labelled water bottle which can be re-filled.
Can we wear jewellery?
Children can only wear a single pair of stud earrings. These should be able to be removed or covered for some activities. Long hair will also need to be tied up. Some children may like to wear a watch, but they may be asked to remove it for some activities.
Can we bring deodorant?
No spray deodorants are permitted in Manor Adventure centres. Roll-on types are absolutely fine.
Can we bring sweets/money/phones/electrical items?
No. Sweets, drinks (other than water) and other food items are not permitted in children's rooms. Children do not need any money and must not bring electrical items. We do recommend a small teddy and books, travel games or similar for free periods.
What if my child has medical needs?
Please complete and return the Medical Information Form to the school so that we are aware of any additional needs. Any medicines that need to be administered must be handed to the teachers in the morning before leaving. Children with asthma will need to carry an inhaler at all times and will not be permitted to take part in any activities without it.
Where can I see more information about the centre?
Take a look at the webpage for Culmington Manor here: Outdoor Adventure School Courses in Shropshire (

Below you will see pictures and updates from our previous trip. Look at how much fun was had!

Day Three

For our final morning, we had glorious sunshine! Yet again, we were treated to a cooked breakfast before getting stuck in to our activities. One group went on the zip wire, while the other did some grass sledging. Both were very exciting! We also went abseiling into a lovely grotto.

We can’t believe how quickly the days have flown by! What a brilliant experience!

Day Two

We have had a brilliant start to the day! Breakfast was incredible. So many cooked options, and toast, cereal and fruit as well! We now have plenty of energy for today’s activities - starting off with the hill walk.

After breakfast we all went for the hill walk together. A short coach journey took us to Carding Mill, where we finished a superb 5k circular walk. The scenery was incredible but the beautiful weather we had in the morning did not follow us up to the top of the hill! We got a little soggy, but stayed in good spirits. 
After lunch - another delicious meal - the two groups split up to do grass sledging, zip wire and Survival Skills. We also had time to celebrate a special occasion! What a brilliant trip we are having!

Day One

We made great time on the coach this afternoon and arrived at Manor Adventure at 2:30. Since then we have been busy, busy, busy! Both groups have completed their first activities - bike skills and bouldering. We had a brilliant time at both of them and are starting to know some of the instructors. It has definitely been an adventure so far!

We are very proud of how polite Willow Class have been, which has been mentioned by two different instructors now! Well done Willow Class you are representing Andoversford very well. 

Tonight we had a delicious meal. The food choices were excellent, with Pork Ribs, Lasagna, Chicken and Mushroom Pie or Vegetarian Spring Rolls on offer. Everyone has eaten a hearty meal to give us plenty of energy for the activities over the next few days.

Children are now having some quiet time in their rooms before bedtime!

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