Residential Opportunities

At King Charles we pride ourselves on the opportunities we provide to our pupils through our residential visits.

Residentials, whether near or far, seek to use the outdoor environment as a vehicle for transforming the experience into knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours.

Each year we are delighted to offer three very different residential opportunities for pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6. more details about each offer is below: through these we aim to ensure the following core outcomes:

*Enjoyment *Build Confidence and Character *Develop Health and Well-being *Enhance Social and Emotional Awareness *Grow an Awareness of our Environment *Provide Physical Activities *Build Personal Qualities *Develop Skills for Life *Increase Motivation and Appetite for Learning *Broaden Horizons

Due to Covid, residential opportunities for the year 2020/21 are suspended but we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that some form of adventure activity is provided, especially for those that missed out last year.
Below, you will see what is ordinarily offered and we hope to be able to return to this for the 2021/22 academic year.

Year 4 – Watersports And Sleepover 1 Night Residential

Our pupils in Year 4 are offered the opportunity to take part in our ‘Watersports and Sleepover’ residential. Spread over two days, pupils will have two full days of watersports and water skills delivered by Elemental on Swanpool beach. On the first evening, pupils will return to school (via Falmouth School for a shower) for a cooked evening meal, games and activities and then a film night in the hall in their sleeping bags!

Year 5 – Porthpean Outdoor Pursuits 2 Night Residential

Our Year 5 pupils are offered the opportunity to take part in our ‘Outdoor Pursuits’ residential. Spending two nights under canvas at Porthpean Outdoor Education Centre, pupils will experience kayaking, mountain biking, climbing, archery and high-ropes. During the evening, the pupils will enjoy circus skills and team games. This residential takes place during the summer term.

Year 6 - Barton Hall Adventure Residential 2022
This year we are excited to offer our pupils the opportunity to head to Barton Hall (PGL) for a three day, to night, stay. The residential is something we know our pupils look forward to and as they have missed out on residential opportnunities for the last two years, this one we feel, is a great offer a little closer to home but just as much fun!
We hope to return to our full residential programme for 2023 which will include:  
Year 6 – City Break 2 Night Residential

Year 6 pupils are afforded the opportunity to visit our capital city during the summer. During their visit, pupils will travel from Cornwall in executive coach to our hotel just outside of the capital. Over the three-day trip we will enjoy a theatre experience, a boat trip on the Thames, visits to museums and also a visit to the Harry Potter experience!