Following an introduction and demonstration from their group leader, children receive individual coaching for their first arrows, until we are confident they have the skills needed to get arrows on target. Children use bows appropriate to their size and strength and everyone taking part in archery sessions must always follow the strict rules for the archery range. We take care to ensure that, after initial coaching, a good pace to the session is maintained ensuring the children get to shoot plenty of arrows.
As the session develops, the skills learnt through expert coaching are put to use in tournaments and fun based archery challenges.
* Archery at Barhaugh Hall is not totally indoors. Although it is in a wooden building with the whole of the shooting and waiting area under shelter, it has an archery netting roof for a good length of the range.
Other Activities at Robinwood
We have 15 high quality activity sessions. Some sessions differ from centre to centre, but all centres run a very similar, busy programme with typically 15 high quality activities packed into three days at Robinwood. There are also some variations according to the time of year.
What Schools say about our activities
We really appreciate all the recommendations we get from schools who have visited Robinwood and the number of schools who come for the first time as a result of recommendations from friends and colleagues. We are constantly updating the comments from schools who have recently attended a Robinwood Course. The schools that attend come from areas of the Midlands, throughout the North of England and up into Scotland. But don’t just take our word for it, See what they have to say about Robinwood. For more testimonials and recommendations visit our Highly Recommended Page.
Caving - All leaders were great at talking about some of the science behind rocks and how caves are formed etc.
Crate Challenge - Great opportunity to develop teamwork and communication skills.
Night Line - It's really interesting for the children to see how they adapt when one sense is taken away and how they reflect on it at the end is great.
Piranha Pool - A favourite activity of the children which really challenges them to have a go and also use team work and communication.
Trapeze - A good one for children to push past their comfort zones and challenge themselves."
West Jesmond Primary School, Jesmond