Sharing their low-cost camping model: Hanover’s new ‘rent-a-tent’ scheme

Key features

  • Low-cost camping residential
  • Hiring equipment from an experienced school
  • Supported by downloadable resources

Over the last five years Hanover Primary School has developed a low-cost, high-impact model for residentials developed as part of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Learning Away programme. Hanover’s funding from the programme was used to buy a set of camping equipment (i.e. tents, catering equipment, sleeping bags and mats). Working in partnership with The Garden Classroom, Hanover is now offering the opportunity for other schools to hire their equipment at very reasonable rates. Their equipment can accommodate up to 70 children and adults.

What is Hanover’s model?

As well as taking part in staff run camp-based activities, the children play a central role in every aspect of camp life. They cook all their meals on fires, build their own structures and dens and learn to chop and whittle wood. Staff, children and volunteers sing songs, roast marshmallows round the camp re and learn to exist in a way that is radically different to their normal lives. The aim of the residential is to develop long-term skills in understanding others, communication and valuing community involvement. It also aims to develop the school’s practice in working with children with educational and behavioural needs.

Read more about their low-cost camping residential here.

Find out more about how to hire their equipment by downloading the flyer below.

TGC Hanover camping equipment hire