Join us indoors and outdoors for Regular Holiday Academy and Forest school programmes

May half term:
Tuesday 29 May-Friday 1 June 2018
Drop off and pick ups for both Holiday Academy and Forest school programmes at Cavendish school, London, NW1

EARLY MORNING TENNIS CLUB with Coach Cale: 9-10am (£7.50)

This May holiday we are beginning and ending with fantastic art workshops from the Art Historian and renowned Cartoonist, Martha Richler (Marf). Tuesday 29th May 3-5pm at Holiday Academy and Friday 11am-1pm walk to the park with notebooks.

Music with soul-voiced Lisa Panther exploring songs, body beats, and from ‘Floss-dancing’ to Finger-Tutting which might look something like this or this on Youtube with the GÉOMÉTRIE VARIABLE

Drama with Emma Stanford – finding a theme and going with the children’s imaginations to create a fantastic working-group dynamic. This holiday we are embracing the May Day traditions with the legend of Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham (Tuesday and Wednesday) and continuing Lewis Carroll’s fantastical Alice in Wonderland theme

Yoga and Mindfulness with the fun and serene Julie Berentsen (Thursday morning)

Sport with Coach Cale Edmunds will be more than just sport! He has devised some great playground games with own choice as well as basketball, football, athletics skills and a fun mini-olympics. Mornings and afternoons – we have far more outside-time than in a normal school day.

Art and Creative Science – is as much about the experimenting as the finished piece! There will be paint, tape, cutting, glue, glitter and more – home-made slime and play-dough, hatching butterflies and planting flower seedlings. Art is available before and after the main part of the day and also during the afternoons.

Friday 1st June walk to Regent’s park with amazing Art Historian and Cartoonist Martha Richler observing / collecting / exploring for sketching / drawing and with Sports coach, Cale Edmunds for team games and activities

Afternoon activities: child-led – making dens, sport, and a great selection of books/board games, dressing up clothes and masses of lego; planned activities – art and creative science and sports sessions


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 – Early Summer is a special time for Forest school!

The power of play

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 Hampstead Heath and Regent’s park so close by! We go exploring the natural environment in these parks: den/shelter building, making hot chocolate in Kelly kettles, team games and making friends, nature crafts, getting muddy, and having a great adventure, or just hanging out!
  • One day of 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, trousers, 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. £55/ day

*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/Yoga or Sport – Wash hands for snack
11.10-11.30 – SNACK TIME
11.30-12.10 – Music or Drama/Yoga or Sport
12.15-12.50 – Music or Drama/Yoga or Sport–Wash hands for lunch/Morning-only spickup time
13.00-13.45 – LUNCH
13.45-14.45 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Storytelling –walk to the park
14.50-15.50 – Art/Craft – Sport/Games – Den-building – Story telling–walk to the park 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