Sport & Enrichment
Living life to the full
At Treloar’s we know that a good all-around education goes way beyond the classroom. Young people need to have lots of opportunities to pursue other interests, to relax and to socialise with their peers so we offer regular educational excursions plus a broad range of extra-curricular recreational, social and physical activities, both on campus and off-site.
Residential students who wish to take part are offered a range of off-campus trips at weekends for shopping, to see sports events or join in local community events.
Art and photography (School and College)
Learners have access to equipment they can easily manipulate and experiment with through our art and photography studios. Students are regular exhibitors at local galleries and community events where their work regularly wins awards.
Drama and Dance (School and College)
We have a fully equipped hall with lighting and staging for productions with full accessibility built-in for all students and visiting professionals. As well as regular productions we invite dance and theatre groups to work with students and to progress their achievements in these areas.
Educational trips (School)
We use our coach and minibuses to regularly take the students off-site to support and enhance their educational experience. In addition we provide a residential trip to Key Stage 4 students to an outdoor activity centre where students can work on their self -confidence and team skills.
Enrichment activities (School and College)
The range of activities open to students through the week during the afternoons and evenings includes wheelchair dancing, rebound therapy, kayaking, choir, Wii club, arts & crafts, wheelchair hockey, music club. Each activity is supported by trained staff and all activities are reviewed on a regular basis.
Students access music through the curriculum using accessible instruments and software. Many also choose to take individual tuition where they show a particular talent or interest. Students perform both locally and at high profile venues.
In the College students are offered the opportunity to take part in a band alongside curricular sessions
Social life (College)
Many of the social activities take place at the ‘Chill-Out Zone’ which hosts a bar, weekly discos and karaoke sessions. Every student is assigned to a residential house where a number of more relaxed and often student-led clubs and activities are run. These clubs range from breakfast to card clubs and are run in the house’s communal areas so that all students can join in. Each activity is supported by trained staff and carers.
At the weekend, alongside activities, there is also the opportunity to take trips out. These include weekly shopping trips locally to Alton or to larger shopping centres like Basingstoke where there is also a selection of restaurants and a larger cinema complex. In addition, throughout the year we offer trips to watch sports matches or special events.
Sports (School and College)
Students take part actively in sports, either through their curriculum or in social clubs, and many excel in their chosen sport including boccia, athletics, swimming. Treloar’s teams annually attend both regional and national championships and return each year with a healthy complement of medals. We are very proud of the success of current and former students at both national and international competitions including the Paralympics.
Through funding provided by the Campbell Sports Fund students are able to take part in sailing activities from dinghy sailing on nearby Frensham Pond to speedboat and catamaran sailing in the Solent.
For College students and School students aged 14 years or older, we offer the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.