Clubs & Enrichment

Activities Week

2013

Honiton Community College

Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July 2013

ACTIVITIES WEEK 2013

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Dear Parents, Carers and Students,

Activities Week has been running at Honiton Community College for a number of years now and has continued to grow in popularity.  The week off timetabled lessons gives students the chance to learn outside of the classroom and allows staff and students to work together in less formal situations.

It provides students with the opportunity to see and experience cities and attractions both in the UK and abroad. It allows students to learn in a completely different environment and work with students from other year groups.  Students can select an activity which they are already interested in and already participate in, or select an activity completely new to them. 

This booklet is divided into two sections. The first section details the site based, local activities and day trips. These activities will start and finish everyday on the College site. The second section of this booklet lists the residential activities on offer. All of these activities will involve students staying away from home for a period of time.

We have made an effort to offer a wide variety of activities, many inexpensive or cost free. We are deliberately releasing this information and choice selection as early as possible to allow you time to save and pay in installments for more expensive trips and visits.  Our aim is to provide a realistic, demanding and enriched selection of activities that fully engage your child.  In order to cover the cost of the activities that require payment, we must ask for a contribution from parents.  We always ensure that any parental contribution is as small as possible but we must stress that without enough contributions activities may not be able to take place.

Please note that if enough money to run an activity isn’t raised the activity will be cancelled.

Payment can be made by either debit/credit card via “Parentpay” on the College website.  Please note that this is now our preferred method of payment for all trips and activities.  If you do not have access to the internet please contact the Finance Office to discuss alternative methods of payment (Paypoint). There may be financial support available for those eligible. Parents who would qualify for support are those who are in receipt of eligible benefits, such as:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Support under Part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Child Tax Credit (providing that they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income, assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, that  does not exceed £16,190, for the year (2011-12).
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.

Parents/carers of those children entitled to Free School Meals should contact the Finance Office for clarification of payment amount.

Please read this booklet carefully before making your choices. You will need to make a first, second and third choice and complete the attached Activities Week Choice Form at the back of this booklet. Once the selection process is complete, letters will be sent home confirming the activity choice for each student and advising of the payment requirements.

Arranging these activities requires considerable planning and, therefore, we request your assistance in choice procedure and deadlines. If you encounter any difficulty or concerns then please contact me at the College.

Mr J. Hall

Enrichment Coordinator

jhall@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk

01404 42283

 

KEY DATES:

Application forms to be returned to Michelle in the Student Office by:  Friday 16th November

Confirmation letters for activities to be sent out with payment details:  During November and December 2012.  (This may vary, as some of the residential trips require deposits earlier)

Activities Week deposits to be paid by: Friday 21st December 2012

Activities Week final payments will need to be paid a couple of months before Activities Week,  and as dictated in your Activities Week Payment letter which will be sent out to you with your Confirmation of Activities letter.

Guidelines and Conditions

ALL STUDENTS IN YEARS 7, 8, and 9 should select ONE activity to participate in for the whole week. Students in year 12 should select from the sixth form activities available (options 10, 15, 16, 17 and 18). Activities are optional for students in year 11 who intend to continue into the Sixth Form.

ATTENDANCE

We regard Activities Week as an important part of your son/daughter’s education, and expect normal attendance.  Reasons for non-attendance will be required as usual since the College has to provide details of all unauthorised absences to the Department of Education.  Every absence must be supported by a parental explanation which will be authorised by the College if the reason is acceptable.  Please note that annual family holidays will not be an acceptable reason for absence.

SELECTING AN ACTIVITY

All activities have a limited number of places.  Students will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  You will need to make a first, second and third choice and complete the attached form, which is at the back of the booklet.

The choice form has to be completed and returned to reception by Friday 16th November 2012. Every effort will be made to give each student their first choice, but no guarantee can be given.  The returned forms will be date stamped and priority will be given to those application forms which are handed in first.

COSTS

Many of the prices quoted for the activities in this booklet depend upon achieving minimum numbers of students.  If we are unable to achieve this then we may have to cancel an activity or reduce the number of students.  We endeavour to do this on a fair and equitable basis.

The costs of all the activities in this booklet are currently estimated costs and will be adhered to unless there are unforeseen circumstances.  We hope these costs will not change but if they do it will only be a small difference and you will be given as much notification as possible.  Honiton Community College Academy Trust reserves the right to make alterations if necessary.

PAYMENT

Letters will be sent confirming the activity choice for each student and advising of the payment requirements. Please note at this stage we will be asking for a non-refundable or transferrable deposit to be paid immediately. If due to low numbers the activity is cancelled then the deposit will be returned.

The system for payment for the activities will be via the ParentPay electronic payment system.

Site based / Local Activities & Day Trips

1)   Adventure Days Out

2)   All Sorts of Sports

3)   Coast and Country Walking

4)   Days Out and About

5)   Sailing

6)   Creative Arts

7)   Fishing

8)   Haven Banks Plus

9)   Horse Riding

10) Sixth Form ‘Pick and Mix’

 

 

1)        ADVENTURE DAYS OUT

5 adventure, action packed days out!

 

Laser tag – Put on your camo gear, grab an infra laser gun and play team games in unique woodland playing arenas.

Ski School – Ski-ing, tubing and tobogganing at Plymouth Dry Ski Slope

Surfing – A day on the beach – 3 hour surf lesson on the North coast of Cornwall!

Splashdown Water Park, QuayWest- Flumes, swimming and general wet fun

Clip and Climb – Try out the exciting new climbing walls in Exeter

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Location:

5 Day trips within the South West

Travel:

Coach

Estimated Cost:

£115

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

 

Number of Students:

140 places

Lead Staff Member:

Mr J. Hall

 

2)        ALL SORTS OF SPORTS

3 days on the College site being coached, playing tournaments and learning new sports: football, tennis, rounders, table tennis, badminton, basketball, cricket, squash are just a few

 

PLUS 2 sporty day trips:

Plymouth Pavilions - Ice Skating

Hollywood Bowl (Taunton – Ten Pin Bowling)

 

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Location:

College site (Mon, Wed & Fri), Plymouth, Taunton

Travel:

X2 days coach

Estimated Cost:

£32

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

 

Number of Students:

30 places

Lead Staff Member:

Mr A. Taylor

 

3)        COAST AND COUNTRY WALKING

Enjoy the beautiful Devon countryside on our doorstep. Each day we will explore a different corner of East Devon, including some coastal walks. We will make our own picnic or you can bring your own.

 

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Location:

Various – all in the local area

Travel:

Minibus

Estimated Cost:

£0

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

 

Number Of Students:

15 places

Lead staff Member:

Mrs. B. Guscott

 

4)        DAYS OUT AND ABOUT

Day trips around the country!

 

Go somewhere you’ve never been before. Possible destinations include Cadbury World, the Harry Potter Museum, @Bristol, a BBC Studio Tour and Exmoor Zoo

 

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Location:

Various around the UK

Travel:

Coach

Estimated Cost:

£150

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks

Possible Surcharges:

The price may increase if the number of students is less than 40

Special Conditions:

 

Number of Students:

40 places

Lead Staff Member

Dr J. Murch

 

5)        SAILING

Follow in the footsteps of Ben Ainslee! A week long course, working towards an RYA youth qualification, sailing in a variety of dinghies.

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Location:

Haven Banks Sailing Centre, Starcross

Travel:

Coach

Estimated Cost:

£120

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks.

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

 

Number of Students:

12 places max.

Lead Staff Member:

Mr. B. Woodward

 

6)       CREATIVE ARTS

Air-drying clay sculpting, beading/braids to make necklaces and bracelets, felt-making and knitting.

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Location:

College

Travel:

N/A

Estimated Cost:

£20

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

 

Number Of Students:

50 places

Staff Involved:

Mrs R. Love

Mrs W. Collins

Mrs. J. Habbal

Mr. N. Dormand

Miss S. Moore

 

7)        FISHING

2 days local course fishing, 1 day fly fishing, 1 day sea fishing (from Exmouth) and a trip to Plymouth Aquarium

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26thJuly

Location:

As stated above

Travel:

Mini Bus

Estimated Cost:

£90

Not Included in Cost:

Junior Fishing licence (£5.00 from the post office)

Lunch and drinks

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

  • Student must bring waterproofs
  • Fly fishing equipment will be provided.
  • Own fishing rods and tackle can be used, they will be stored safely at school all week.
  • For those who have little or no equipment: See     teachers in charge who have some that can be loaned for the week.

Number of Students:

12 max.

Lead Staff Member:

Mr K. Taylor

 

8)        HAVEN BANKS PLUS

Based on the historic quay & canal in Exeter, Haven Banks offers an extensive range of leisure, outdoor & adventurous activity opportunities to all ages and ability levels.

 

4 days of activities from the following: climbing, canoeing, team challenges, kayaking, raft building, windsurfing and other water sports/leisure activities plus one day at Crealy Adventure Park.

 

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26thJuly

Location:

Haven Banks, Exeter and Crealy

Travel:

Coach

Estimated Cost:

£120

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

 

Number Of Students:

48 places

Lead Staff Member:

Mr D. Kumar

 

9)        HORSE RIDING

 

Whether you are a beginner or experienced rider. Come and learn about all aspects of horse care and riding. Each day includes lessons and hacking, with a gymkhana at the end of the week.

 

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Location:

Devonishpitt Riding Stables

Travel:

Mini Bus

Estimated Cost:

£175

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

Pupils can bring their own equipment.

Riding equipment is supplied for pupils who do not have access to their own.

Number Of Students:

15 places

Lead Staff Member:

Miss K. Lane

 

10)        SIXTH FORM ‘PICK AND MIX’

 

Choose from a range of College-based or local activities. Fashion photography, a first aid course, pre-driving, practical cooking for university/independent living will be among those on offer. More to be confirmed shortly.

 

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Location:

College/Local

Travel:

 

Estimated Cost:

£10 – £20 per day

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

Open to current year 11 students who intend to continue with us in the sixth form and to all students in years 12 and 13

Number Of Students:

 

Staff Involved:

Mrs. D. Clegg

Dr. J. Bawn

Mr. J. Hal

 

Off Site / Residential Activities

11. Ardeche Adventure Sports

12. Stage & Screen - London

13. Mountain Biking in Wales

14. Year 9 Trip to Germany

15. Sixth Form Trip to Poland

16. Sixth Form Residential at Bude

17. Sixth Form Week in London

 

11)  ARDECHE ADVENTURE SPORTS

Travel to the centre of France for the adventure of a lifetime. Based around the Ardeche river gorge we will canoe down a white water river, sleeping overnight on the bank. At base we will climb, abseil, mountain bike and tackle one of the best high ropes courses around. And then there is weaselling........and shopping in a French town. So different from Devon and maybe life changing. No previous experience or skill needed, just a sense of adventure. More details from Mr Phillips.

 

Dates:

Monday 16th – Friday 20th July

Location:

Ardeche region of France

Accommodation:

Self-contained chalets

Travel:

Coach and ferry

Estimated Cost:

£550

Not Included in Cost:

Food for journey

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

Basic swimming ability

Number Of Students:

40 places

Lead Staff Member:

Mr J. Phillips

 

12)  STAGE & SCREEN – LONDON

Cinema, theatre and cultural activities around College for two days, with three days and two nights in London (to include 1 or 2 theatre visits, drama/theatre workshops or a tour).

Dates:

Monday 20nday 16f Memberch to andto include 1 or 2 theatre visits, drama/theatre workshops or a tour).ll make our own picnics riety of th – Friday 20th July

Location:

College / Exeter / London

Accommodation:

2 nights in hotel in Greater London

Travel:

Train to/from Exeter, coach to/around London

Estimated Cost:

£140

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch and drinks during college based days

Possible Surcharges:

If numbers low then cost may be higher

Special Conditions:

 

Number Of Students:

44 places

Lead Staff Member:

Dr.G. Kirby

 

13)  MOUNTAIN BIKING

 

A 4 night residential in Wales to give you the skills and confidence to ride the trails with style. Starting off testing and developing your skills at Haldon Forest on their new skills practice area and purpose built tracks. Then off to Afan Park in South Wales to ride a range of fantastic purpose built routes selected to meet the ability of the group.

 

Four nights in a top quality purpose build youth hostel will give us all the chance to really get some great days riding. An unforgettable week.

 

Confident bike riders preferred but you don’t have to be an expert mountain biker to enjoy this active week. Hire bikes can be arranged (additional £70 approx).

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th July

Location:

Devon/Wales

Accommodation:

Four nights in Wales

Travel:

Mini Bus

Estimated Cost:

£220 includes overnight stays – Breakfast and Evening meal.

Not Included in Cost:

Trail snacks/drinks – bikes and PPA (Helmet, Gloves, goggles, cycling clothing, waterproofs)

Evening Entertainment (tenpin bowling, cinema if a good film on, wet weather activities)

Possible Surcharges:

Hire bikes can be arranged (additional £70 approx).

Special Conditions:

Confident Bikers

Suitable Bike and PPA safety equipment

Number Of Students:

Maximum of 14 Students

Staff Involved:

Mr Wright - Lead

Mr Stones

 

14)  YEAR 9 TRIP TO GERMANY

Visit Germany – Cologne and the Rhine Valley. Sightseeing will include Cologne, Boppard, Koblenz, a Rhine River Cruise, a Chair Lift, Bowling and a Theme Park.

Dates:

Monday 20th – Fri 26th July

Location:

Cologne and the Rhine Valley

Accommodation:

Youth Hostel, Cologne

Travel:

By coach and ferry

Estimated Cost:

£350

Not Included in Cost:

 

Possible Surcharges:

Low number surcharge +£15

Special Conditions:

 

Number Of Students:

44 places

Lead Staff Member:

Mrs. C. Baden

 

15)  SIXTH FORM TRIP TO POLAND

Visit and stay in the beautiful city of Karkow. To include a visit to the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a visit down a salt mine and a walking tour of the city of Krakow.

Dates:

Sunday 19th – Wed 24th July

Location:

Poland

Accommodation:

City centre hotel, Krakow

Travel:

By air from Bristol Airport

Estimated Cost:

£490

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch (all other meals included)

Possible Surcharges:

Low number surcharge

Special Conditions:

 

Number Of Students:

Open to all year 12 and 13 students and to students in year 11 who intend to continue with us in the sixth form

Lead Staff Member:

Miss V. Wright

 

16)  SIXTH FORM RESIDENTIAL - BUDE

Sun (hopefully), sea and sand on the coast plus a whole range of exciting, adventurous, outdoor activities

Dates:

Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th July (tbc)

Location:

Bude, Cornwall

Accommodation:

Two nights in Bude

Travel:

Coach

Estimated Cost:

£180

Not Included in Cost:

 

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

See Dr. Bawn for details

Number Of Students:

Also open to all current year 11 students who intend to continue to the sixth form in 2013-14

Lead Staff Member:

Dr. J. Bawn

 

17)  SIXTH FORM TRIP TO LONDON

Explore the bright lights of London and go to a West End show

Dates:

Wednesday 24th – Fri 26th July (tbc)

Location:

Central London

Accommodation:

Youth hostel/Travelodge (2 nights)

Travel:

Coach

Estimated Cost:

£180

Not Included in Cost:

Lunch

Possible Surcharges:

 

Special Conditions:

 

Number Of Students:

 

Lead Staff Member:

Dr. J. Bawn

 

"……PLEASE DETATCH FORM AND RETURN TO MICHELLE IN STUDENT OFFICE



 

HCC ACTIVITIES WEEK CHOICE FORM 2013

 

  • Please consider the options available and the costs involved before making your choice.
  • Discuss your choice with your parents or carer then select a first, second and third choice activity.
  • Details of dates for payment for the activities will be provided with the ‘Confirmation of Choice’ Letter to be sent in November/December 2012.
  • Do not send any money with this form.

 

REMEMBER! RETURN THIS FORM BY FRIDAY 16TH NOVEMBER 2012

OR YOU WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY PLACED ON AN ACTIVITY OR ALLOCATED A ROLE WITHIN COLLEGE FOR THE WEEK

 

  • This form must be returned to Michelle in the Student Office by Friday 16th November 2012.

 

Student Name:

 

Tutor Group:

 

Activity Number

Activity Name

 

1st Choice

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Choice

 

 

 

 

3rd Choice

 

 

 

Please make sure both boxes have a signature.

Student

 

I have read the Activity list.  I understand what the activity involves and how much it costs.  I have chosen and agree to pay the sums when asked.

 

I realise that my choice of activity has to be confirmed and cannot then be changed unless there are exceptional circumstances.

 

 

Student Signature:

Parent/Carer

 

I have read the Activity list and seen this form.  I support the choice and commitment my son / daughter has made.

 

I understand that deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable and that once the activity is confirmed it cannot be changed unless there are exceptional circumstances.

 

Parent / Carer Signature:

         

 

                     
 

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