Robinwood run residential adventure and teamwork courses for primary school children, aged eight to 11, at their centres, the first of which opened in the former Robinwood school building at Jumps Road in Todmorden 15 years ago. Dobroyd Castle, which was the Losang Dragpa Buddhist retreat, until recently, is Robinwood's third and largest centre.
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Dobroyd Castle has indoor facilities for Archery, Climbing, Caving, Piranha Pool, Trapeze and Team Challenge. Activities within the grounds also include Zip Wire, Giant Swing, Obstacle Course, Night Line and Problem Solving. A lake has also been built within the grounds as a perfect location for canoeing and raft building in shallow, sheltered water.
Dobroyd Castle can be very cold in January
Wednesday 13th January
The children were very excited this morning and they were happy to start the journey. The group arrived safely this morning at about 11.30am. They had a steep climb to their accommodation! The children have been allocated their rooms and after lunch will begin the first activity. It's cold but dry at the moment so plenty of warm layers will be needed!
The children have enjoyed lots of activities during the day. It is very cold but a good warm tea, which included sticky toffee pudding, was enjoyed by all! The children will participate in some team challenges this evening before settling down for bedtime; Mrs Hickes thinks there will be a lot of tired children... and staff! Hope they all get a good nights sleep!
Thursday 14th January
The children have had a good night and enjoyed a tasty breakfast this morning. There have been a few snow flurries but no snow fall; it's cold and bright. Lots more activities to try today.
The children have had a busy day and have completed a range of interesting activities. The children have really challenged themselves and completed activities that they wouldn't have normally done with the support of their friends and staff. After another hearty tea they will complete a final activity and then do some more team challenges. It may be a slightly earlier night tonight!
Friday 15th January
The group had a brilliant last day; completing their final activities and preparing to head home. There have been loads of achievements over the past three days; lots of children have pushed themselves to do things that they have never done before. There were lots of tired faces when the coaches arrived back at school but this was accompanied by a lot of smiles and stories of what they children had been doing. All the staff are really proud of the way the children have conducted themselves over the past three days; Mrs Hickes said that 'it had been a real pleasure to take the children away and that they had been a real credit to the school'. Well Done Year 6 you should be very proud!