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It’s a Park Life for Key Stage One at Wollaton Park

Have you been down to Wollaton Park this term? You’ll be in for a big surprise! That’s because the Wollaton Park Key Stage One Camps are back and 100s of children from Nottingham are getting their first taste of a night away from home under canvas this summer.

Taking place in a secure walled garden in the 500 acre grounds of the recently refurbished 16th Century Wollaton Hall and Deer Park (used in the recent Dark Night Rises Batman film), the camps offer a group of pupils (up to 60 per night) an initial overnight experience with team building, forest schools, den building, using the brilliant play area at the park, creative storytelling and environmental and historical education activities in the Park and Hall Museum, plus toasting marshmallows over an open fire. All this in the space of just 24 hours!

As with all residentials run by the SOLAR Team, young people will try new things and have the opportunity to enjoy and achieve in a variety of tasks and settings. Many of the tasks have been designed with National Curriculum links within their delivery but with a distinct learning outside the classroom twist. SOLAR will provide the activities, tents and sleeping mats, food, transport and activity staffing for the event (although school staff will be required to support young people throughout the residential). All you need to bring is appropriate clothing for outdoor activities, a sleeping bag and pillow and bags of enthusiasm.

For more on the Wollaton Park and other residentials offered by SOLAR, please visit their website.


Even in the rain, Crabtree Farm had a great time. Thanks Pete Hancock for the great picture collage.

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