Bendrigg 2023 | Day 2: Campfire!

To conclude a fun filled day of activities, staff and pupils presently staying at Bendrigg met to discuss and celebrate all their achievements over the past two days. Learners enjoyed light refreshments and toasting marshmallows.

Simon our Bendrigg Tutor presented each child with a certificate.

Bendrigg 2023 | Day 2: Canal Canoeing

This afternoon, pupils presently on Residential have been out exploring Kendall’s canal within canoes!

Bendrigg 2023 | Day 2: Sensory Swing

Here at Bendrigg our residential service users have been exploring the onsite Sensory Swing and accompanying Sensory Studio, found within an adjacent building upon the Bendrigg grounds.

Learners took it in turns to access the swing under the supervision and support of Bendrigg staff.

Bendrigg 2023 | Day 1: Arriving in style

We’ve arrived here at Bendrigg and been treated to a lovely lunch as well as an overview of what our stay is going to look like.

Learners have enjoyed accessing and exploring the tube slide, a long python spanning a great distance that requires a special blanket or rucksack to ride in.

Pupils have also WOW’d their teachers by giving the indoor rock climbing wall a go.

Later on, we ventured down to explore the different specialist play areas.

2023 | Bendrigg here we come!

This morning a group of pupils from Rowan Tree Primary School have set out on a brilliant adventure to Bendrigg Trust, a non-profit organization set in Old Hutton, England. Bendrigg provide a range of adventurous activities, led by highly qualified & experienced Tutors, for all ages and abilities. To find out more be sure to click one of the links provided.


We look forward to sharing some photographs of the exciting things our learners get up to during their stay.


‘Access to Success’ Football Taster Session

On Tuesday 25th April, Rowan Tree working alongside ATSA invited 6 primary schools for the football skills ‘Access to Success’ event. 36 children took part in football skills, a penalty shoot out and small games of football. It was a fantastic, inclusive event which all children thoroughly enjoyed and learnt new skills.

Cedar 2 visit MyLife

Cedar 2 have loved their very first visit to My Life to learn a series of animal care skills. Based in Standish, pupils had the opportunity take part in animal care within the small animal farm, with goats, chickens, pigs, ducks, rabbits and sheep.

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