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Schools

The perfect residential!

The Oakes have been running school residentials for nearly 20 years. Our location, setting, team-led events, and price all make our residential camps a perfect opportunity for teachers and pupils to have a great holiday, learning and laughing together.

Here’s a few reasons why you may want to bring your school to The Oakes …

  1. It’s excellent value for money
    Food, accommodation, activities, teaching – it’s all included in the cost.
  2. We’re not in the middle of nowhere
    Easy access and limited travel costs for Sheffield schools.
  3. It’s loads of fun …
    We have a great selection of activities and games.
  4. … and educational too
    Fulfils aspects of the RE curriculum related to Christianity.
  5. We run the whole programme
    Teachers can join in the fun and get to know their pupils better.
  6. Great facilities for teachers, too
    En-suite twin rooms and dedicated teachers’ lounge.
  7. Tried and tested
    We’re currently used by over 15 different schools and highly recommended.

I have done other residentials before going to The Oakes and I cannot fully explain the warmth and welcome I feel when we pull onto the driveway there. The staff are so kind and considerate to us as adults as well as the children; they are constantly checking in and seeing how we’re doing. I feel so relaxed and confident in the staff that they will be able to take excellent care of the children we bring. 

Rachel Wilkinson, Teacher (Mansel Primary, Sheffield)

We also return because the students and staff we bring demand it year in year out! Friends and family of those who have been before come into Year 7 and ask about when they will get to go to The Oakes! We love you guys.

Beki Otieno, Teacher (Notre Dame High, Sheffield)

How is Christianity explained?

This is done in a similar way to Religious Education lessons and school assemblies. Everything is explained using phrases such as “Christians believe…”, “the Bible says…” or “as a Christian I believe”. The aim for school groups is that children leave knowing what Christians believe and having had the opportunity to ask a Christian why they believe this.

Make an enquiry

If you are involved in organising residentials for your school and want to find out more, please make a group booking enquiry. We would love to show you around and answer any questions you may have.