Resources

Documents to download

Useful forms and information for group organisers and participants

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Derwent Hill Hoodie Offer for Pupils

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Schools are now able to purchase a branded Derwent Hill hoodie to wear during their visit to Derwent Hill or to keep as a souvenir.

Hoodies can be purchased directly from Genesis.com using the link below. For every hoodie purchased £1 will be donated to The Friends of Derwent Hill Charity to assist children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds attend Derwent Hill.

Derwent Hill Hoodie Offer for Pupils

Family Holiday Activities

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Family Activity Holiday Booking Form 2024

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Courses and Prices for Primary Schools 2023 – 2024

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Courses and Prices for Secondary Schools 2023 – 2024

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Risk Management Summary

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The downloadable document is Derwent Hill’s risk management summary.  The purpose of this summary is to satisfy all our valued clients that our risk analysis and management systems are adequately robust.

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The schools booking form contains all of the information we require in order to respond to your enquiry. You can also book by emailing us on [email protected] or phoning us on 017687 72005.

Please send the completed form to [email protected].

We will advise if the dates you have requested are available.

Please contact us if you do not hear from us.

 

Visiting staff guidance (schools, colleges & youth groups)

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Your role as a visiting member of staff / accompanying adult is crucial to the success of your course.  This document contains important information about your comfort and safety and that of the children and young people in your care.  Please read this document prior to your visit.

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This document includes information about the following:

·      The Role of Visit Organisers

·      Emergency Telephone Numbers

·      Fire Procedures

·      Map of Derwent Hill

Education Centre Ground floor plan

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The ground floor layout of our Education Centre.

Education Centre first floor plan

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The first floor layout of our Education Centre which includes all dormitories and bedrooms.

Countryside Code

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Use this leaflet to help you understand the Countryside Code when playing the board game.

Countryside Code Board Game

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Use this Board Game or create your own using this as a template to play the Countryside Code Board Game.

Countryside Code Board Game Instructions

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Download these instructions and the two board game documents below to play the Countryside Code Board Game.

Blindfold Exploring

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Blindfold exploring is a task designed by our Tutor team. It is a fun challenge to help you and a partner or family member to improve your communication skills. Download the document, follow the instructions and have fun.

Derwent Water Race Game Map

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Download the map below to play the Derwent Water Race Game.

Derwent Water Race Game

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Learn all about Derwent Water, Catbells and the surrounding area whilst having fun in the comfort of your home. This great game designed by our Tutors will take you on a virtual journey around Derwent Water. You will also need to download the map from the resources.

Explorers in Lockdown

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A fun way to learn some history during lockdown. Imagine what it would have been like to be one of the great explorers!

Derwent Hill Word Search

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Find your favourite Derwent Hill words by having a go at this fun task.

Neale’s Survival Challenge

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A fun and educational challenge set by our tutor Neale. This challenge will enable you to learn skills to help you survive in the wild. Download the document, follow the instructions and enjoy completing the tasks!

Training Centre ground floor plan

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The ground floor layout of our Training Centre.  There are two bedrooms on the ground floor (one wheelchair accessible twin room and one single room)  and thirteen bedrooms on the first floor.

Training Centre first floor plan

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The first floor layout of our Training Centre, showing all bedrooms on the first floor.  There are also two bedrooms on the ground floor.

Personal details/consent form for under 18s

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Personal details and consent forms should be completed for all young people taking part in activities.  We do not require these forms in advance.  Course organisers should bring completed forms with them.

Please let us know if you would like this form in a different format.

Personal details/consent form for adults

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Personal details and consent forms must be completed by all participants taking part in activities.  You can bring a completed form with you to your event, or you can complete a form on arrival. We do not need the forms in advance, but if you have any specific dietary or medical requirements, please let your event or group organiser know so that they can inform us and help us to prepare appropriately.

Please let us know if you would like this form in a different format.

Education Centre Dormitory list

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Group leaders should complete this form and bring it with them.  We will let you know which rooms are allocated to your group.

Personal clothing & kit list for schools, colleges & youth groups

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This is a checklist of items to bring with you. Look at the weather forecast just before you come as this will help you decide how much warm clothing or suntan lotion you need to bring.

Group details summary form (Schools, colleges & youth groups)

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A completed Group Details Summary Form should be sent to us at least 8 weeks before the start of your course.  This contains final numbers including personal information about all participants and supervising staff.  We use this information to ensure that we have all the resources in place for a successful course.  Please enter participant information in activity groups.

Please let us know if you would like this form in a different format.

Discover course programme

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Sample Discover course programme for years 4 & 5 – the perfect first residential course for younger primary school children.

Challenge course programme

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Sample Challenge course programme for years 7 to 10 – helping young people understand and develop their personal attributes and character traits, equipping them to succeed in school and life.

Explore course 2 group sample programme

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EXPLORE is an exciting 5-day residential outdoor education course for older primary school children, helping them face challenges such as SATs and the transition to secondary school.  Download the sample 2 group programme.

Explore course 3 group sample programme

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EXPLORE is an exciting 5-day residential outdoor education course for older primary school children, helping them face challenges such as SATs and the transition to secondary school.  Download the sample 3 group programme.

Explore course 4 group sample programme

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EXPLORE is an exciting 5-day residential outdoor education course for older primary school children, helping them face challenges such as SATs and the transition to secondary school.  Download the sample 4 group programme.

Explore course 5 group sample programme

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EXPLORE is an exciting 5-day residential outdoor education course for older primary school children, helping them face challenges such as SATs and the transition to secondary school.  Download the sample 5 group programme.

Explore course 6 group sample programme

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EXPLORE is an exciting 5-day residential outdoor education course for older primary school children, helping them face challenges such as SATs and the transition to secondary school.  Download the sample 6 group programme.

Explore course 7 group sample programme

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EXPLORE is an exciting 5-day residential outdoor education course for older primary school children, helping them face challenges such as SATs and the transition to secondary school.  Download the sample 7 group programme.

Revision Weekend with short revision sessions

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Sample revision weekend programme with short revision sessions followed by two hour activity sessions. This allows students to learn the ‘study in short bursts’ approach and activities were longer in length to provide more challenging scenarios and inspiration for their work.

Revision weekend with longer revision and activity sessions

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Sample programme with One and a half hour study sessions, in grounds energisers and longer afternoon activity sessions plusevening study sessions. This allows students to recognise the importance of short revision sessions with breaks, to enable them to study more effectively and get the most out of their revision time.

Derwent Hill diary (primary schools)

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The Derwent Hill diary is a workbook for primary school pupils to use before and during their course at Derwent Hill.  You can download a Word version or a PDF version.  This is the Word version.

Derwent Hill Diary (primary schools)

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The Derwent Hill diary is a workbook for primary school pupils to use before and during their course at Derwent Hill.  You can download a Word version or a PDF version.  This is the PDF version.

Friends of Derwent Hill Bursary application form

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Bursaries provide financial support for children & young people from the City of Sunderland who would otherwise be unable to afford to visit Derwent Hill.  Funds are limited, so applications should only be made where there is significant need & there is no other source of funding available.  A maximum of 4 applications will be accepted per course.  If in doubt about whether to apply, please phone Derwent Hill to discuss.  The normal maximum grant is 50% of the course fee.

Health & Safety Policy

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We are committed to achieving a positive and effective health and safety culture. This document sets out our policy for protecting the health and safety of employees, course participants and other guests, visitors, contractors and others who may be affected by the way we conduct our activities and services.

Insurance

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Derwent Hill is part of Sunderland City Council .  This document contains evidence of insurance for the following:

  • Employers Liability
  • Public Liability
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Officials Indemnity

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