Braithwaite Centre

The John Roan School has its own outdoor activity centre in the Lake District.

Built on 40 acres of land given to the school and left in trust by Arthur Hope, a former Headteacher, the Hope Memorial centre is the focus for our outdoor activities allowing students to follow a wide variety of outdoor pursuits. Here, students can experience the beauty of this spectacular countryside, and the challenge and excitement of outdoor life.

Students from each Year Group regularly visit the Braithwaite Centre and subject specific trips are also organised. For example, in recent years, there have been Maths and Music residential study trips.

During a visit students take part in a variety of activities including rock climbing, hill walking, orienteering, nature rambles, canoeing, swimming and ghyll scrambling. The students cook, clean and play together enjoying the outdoor life and learning how to work collaboratively in teams. For many students, a visit to Braithwaite is a life changing experience and the memory stays with them for the rest of their lives.

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