Welcome to our next camp 19-23 October at

Cavendish school, NW1

26-30 October at Pirate Castle, Oval Rd, NW1

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Holiday Academy day-camp COVID-19 policy July 2020

19-23 Oct: Holiday Academy programme at Cavendish school, NW1 7HB

3-6s Junior Forest school at St Mark’s church, and local parks with Stevi and Louise (alternating with 6-7s) Drop offs/pick ups will be at Cavendish school 9.45am-3pm with extended days available

6-7s Forest school venue St Mark’s church pick up and drop off, going to local parks with Suzy and Kasha 10-4pm

8-12s Forest school drop off and pick up, Constantine Rd, Hampstead Heath with Jane and Pete 10-4pm

26-30 Oct: Holiday Academy programme at The Large Hall, Pirate Castle, Gilbey’s Wharf, Oval Rd, NW1 7EA 5 mins walk from Cavendish school

3-6s Junior Forest school at St Mark’s church, and local parks with Stevi and Louise (alternating with 6-7s) Drop offs/pick ups will be at Pirate Castle 9.45am-3pm with extended days available

6-7s Forest school venue St Mark’s church pick up and drop off, going to local parks with Suzy and Kasha 10-4pm

8-12s Forest school drop off and pick up, Constantine Rd, Hampstead Heath with Jane and Pete 10-4pm

Kayaking on the canal is taking place this week and we can offer the wrap around care for this. Please book with this Pirate Castle link first, and then the extra hours with us

First week 19-23 Oct Holiday Academy

DRAMA – Monsters and Mythology with Emma Lyndon-Stanford – We will be exploring the adventures of Jason and the Golden Fleece which is guarded by a Fierce Dragon. Using parachute games with the youngest age group and a dynamic circle with the older children, Emma brings a text to life, taking the children on a journey, going with their own ideas about the characters; and weaving these back through the chosen pieces of literature, by way of quotes and imagery.

FUNKY DANCEWe’ll be rocking this half-term holiday with Tara Linney’s amazing dance moves

SPORT ACTIVITIES with Tuesday Benfield – Warm-ups, fitness, playground team games (own choice too) – Co-ordination games, relay races, obstacle courses and burning off that energy with tons of fun. Enjoyable for the sporty and non-sporty alike. We have tennis, football, tag rugby, volley-ball, and basketball equipment.

ART IN THE AFTERNOON Activities were a bit hit this Summer with Jo Miller, a local art educator and artist, who really taught the children rather than just entertaining them

Child-led art, Lego, book-corner, making dens and board games for extended hours fun and play. We will be discussing lots of the Autumn/October themes – Halloween, Day of the Dead, Black History, Diwali, Harvest and the rare Blue moon, and the Autumn Equinox, facilitated by Sania and Jola

Fridays: we will have a walk to local parks for team fun and exploring activities, fancy dress and face-painting by Jola

Second week 26-30 Oct Holiday Academy

MUSIC – Fun, innovative, and inspiring sessions with singer Lisa Panther, whose love of music performance is contagious and engaging. This half term we are exploring songs, body beats, rapping, and rhythm, with spontaneous solos encouraged and dance moves.

SPORT ACTIVITIES with Leke Akinyemi – Warm-ups, fitness, and team games.

DRAMA, improvisation, games and lots of fun with Jodi Corcoran, student from The Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.

ART IN THE AFTERNOON Activities were a bit hit this Summer with Jo Miller, a local art educator and artist, who really taught the children rather than just entertaining them

Cookery activities in Pirate Castle’s full equipped kitchen. Child-led art, Lego, book-corner, making dens and board games for extended hours fun and play. We will be discussing lots of the Autumn/October themes – Halloween, Day of the Dead, Black History, Diwali, Harvest and the rare Blue moon, and the Autumn Equinox facilitated by Sania and Jola

Fridays: we will have a walk to local parks for team fun and exploring activities followed by an afternoon celebration with fancy dress and face-painting by Jola

Terms and Conditions apply, and we reserve the right to change venue or any part of the programme to best accommodate the children’s needs. Current COVID-19 Govt guidance will apply.

 

 

Click here for Prices and dates

Junior Forest school 3-6s, 6-7s, and Senior Forest school 6-12s

There’s no such thing as bad weather if you’re wearing the right clothes, and this is so true! Junior Forest school and Senior Forest school programmes will run as usual throughout the 4 seasons – Autumn is a fantastic time for Forest school! Please be aware when you are booking that if the dates are not green they are fully booked already.

🌿 SENIOR FOREST SCHOOL FOR 6-7s, 8-12s, 10am-4pm 🍃 Local parks
🌿 JUNIOR FOREST SCHOOL FOR 3-5s, 9.45am-3pm 🍃 Local parks

Senior Forest school programme 6-12 yrs 10am-4pm
Junior Forest school programme 3-6 yrs 9.45am-3pm

Extended hours are available at the daycamp for children doing Forest school

FOREST SCHOOL is an inspirational alternative learning experience which takes
place on a regular basis outdoors in natural settings and across all seasons

  • Different activities each holiday
  • How lucky are we to have parks so close by! We go exploring the natural environment in these green spaces: den/shelter building, making hot chocolate in Kelly kettles, team games and making friends, nature crafts, getting muddy, and having a great adventure
  • Outdoor kitchen cooking, learning to make fires safely, and cooking delicious camp fire food
  • Waterproof, outdoor jacket, trousers and boots essential –as are long sleeves, hat or cap and sun screen in Summer.
  • Find out more about Forest School ethos here
  • Both Forest schools include wrap around at Holiday Academy if required 8.30-6pm.
    Pick up/drop off from Holiday Academy venue, Cavendish school

*Booking Forest School for the full week is recommended as each session is linked. Prices and dates

*We reserve the right to change the programme

Sample Timetable

*Our basic timetable (‘clubs’ are extra to this)

8.30 – EARLY BIRD Activities: Art, Games/puzzles, Percussion instruments, Books, Den-building
9.15-10.00 – Settling in sessions for parents/carers to stay and play
10-10.30 – WARM UP/WELCOME
10.30-11.10 – Music or Drama/Drama or Sport – Wash hands for snack
11.10-11.30 – SNACK TIME
11.30-12.10 – Music or Drama/Dance or Sport
12.15-12.50 – Music or Drama/Dance or Sport–Wash hands for lunch/Morning-only pickup time
13.00-13.45 – LUNCH
13.45-14.45 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Storytelling etc
14.50-15.50 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Story telling– Gather up belongings for Home time/Wash hands for snack
16.00-16.15 – SNACK/Extended day Reviewing the day, Art/Crafts, Games, Books, Den-building
18.00 – HOMETIME

*We reserve the right to changes in the staff/programme