In order to get children and young people active after months of lockdown restrictions, an independent school in Staffordshire has launched a new summer activity programme, Pro@ctive.
Abbotsholme School’s summer camp is designed for children aged 5-18 and utilises the school’s 140-acre campus.
There are a range of activities on offer, including horse riding, cricket, hockey, rock climbing, mad science, fun on the farm, water sports, survival skills, arts and crafts, performing arts, nature trails and crazy Olympics.
All of the activities are available at various ability levels and sessions run from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.
During the last year, there is no doubt that the lockdown restrictions will have taken their toll, both mentally and physically on our children and young adults – Simon Ruscoe-Price, Abbotsholme School
In addition, Abbotsholme is opening its boarding houses for anyone over the age of 10 to enable attendees to stay at the school for their week of activities.
Headmaster of Abbotsholme, Simon Ruscoe-Price, said: “During the last year, there is no doubt that the lockdown restrictions will have taken their toll, both mentally and physically on our children and young adults. Of course, this has been unavoidable, but nonetheless, I am very mindful that children and young adults need to be active, challenged and just get out there and have some fun.
“Here at Abbotsholme, we are very privileged to have fantastic facilities and acres of land. So we have decided to make [Pro@ctive] available to all.”
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