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Christmas Holiday Action

Christmas Holiday Action 2022/23


Warwick School provides an ever expanding range of holiday activities. Open to everyone, these courses provide a fun way to experience new or favourite activities.


Welcome to our Christmas Holiday Action 2022/23 activities programme for children from Reception to 12-year-olds.

Please see below for details of what's on offer, including dates and times of courses, age ranges, examples of activities included and costs. Also included below is information regarding how our courses will work to ensure children, parents and staff remain safe at all times whilst on site.

WHAT'S ON OFFER

Please see below for information on what courses are running over the Christmas Holidays.

Fun Short Courses - Friday 16th December
 

Morning Courses
(9.00am - 12.15pm)

Multi-Sport​​

Years 2 - 7

£20.00

 

Pottery

Years 2 and 3

£20.00

Afternoon Courses
(1.15pm - 4.30pm)

Multi-Sport & Swim

Years 2 - 7

£20.00

 

Pottery

Years 4 - 7

£20.00

PLEASE NOTE: Lunchtime supervision will be provided for any children booked onto both a morning and afternoon short course. Please bring a packed lunch. 

Please note that year groups are in relation to state school year groups. Children will be in the year group they are currently in at school.  I'm afraid that we are not able to accept children who have not yet started in Reception.

If a course is marked as fully booked (RED on the booking screen), then you are welcome to add your name to the waiting list. Please email a.bevan@warwickschools.co.uk and we will notify you if a place becomes available.

Please note: Drop off and collection for Fun Short Courses is in the Green Gym (via the Sports Centre main entrance). Please park in the Warwick Junior School carpark and follow the signs.

Super Choice - for children in Years 2 to 7
 

Course

Dates

Time

School Year

Cost

Additional services 

 

Super Choice 

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Mon 19th -
Thurs 22nd Dec

9.00am - 4.30pm

Years 2 - 7

£40.00 per day

Early Birds Swim
 8.00am - 9.00am £4.00

Night Owls  
4.30pm - 6.00pm £8.00

Super Choice is open to boys and girls from School Years 2 to 7 (up to and including 12 year olds).

Example activities include: Indoor Archery, Cricket, Basketball, Didi cars (Y2/Y3), Kapla, Table Tennis (Y4-7), Badminton (Y4-7), Bouncy Castle (Y2/3), Handball, Fun Swimming, Indoor Giant Games, Molkky, Hockey, Football, Tchoukball, Computers, Netball, Tennis, Chess, Rounders/Tee Ball, plus much more!

Furthermore, our specialist activities for Christmas Holiday Action will include: Christmas Pottery / Gymnastics / Christmas Cookery / Squash / Christmas Art & Craft / Jewellery Making / Fencing / Mini Zoo / Interior Design / Hula Hooping / Yoga / Sewing with Sally / Fun with Felt / and Balloon Modelling!

Children will choose from a variety of activities throughout the day.  Each activity is 45 minutes and children will choose 6 activities a day (for example, the first activity choices for one group could be Pottery, Handball or Fencing. Then their second activity choices could be Fun Swimming, Indoor Archery or Balloon Modelling, etc.) 

Please note that activities will vary from day to day and are subject to change.

We will make choosing activities as fair as possible.  

Our Super Choice programme is bookable by the school year group your child is in. Please see the table below for details of which group to book for your child.

School Year 

 Group Name 

School Year 2 and 3 girls

Snowflakes

School Year 2 and 3 boys 

Polar Bears

 School Year 4 and 5 girls and boys

Snow Leopards

 School Year 6 and 7 girls and boys

Snow Eagles

TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU BOOK YOUR CHILD INTO THE CORRECT GROUP. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT INCORRECT BOOKINGS WILL NEED TO BE CHANGED AND THE SAME AVAILABILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED.

Please note: Drop off and collection for Super Choice is on the Warwick Junior School playground. Please park in the Warwick Junior School carpark and follow the signs.

Penguins - for children in Reception and Year 1
 

Course

Dates

Time

School Year

Cost

Additional services 

Penguins

Fri 16th Dec -
Thurs 22nd Dec
&
Tues 3rd Jan

9.00am - 4.30pm

Reception and Year 1

£40.00 per day

Early Risers
  8.00am - 9.00am £4.00

Night Owls  
4.30pm - 6.00pm £8.00

Led by our experienced Early Years Practitioner, children will experience a number of different exciting activities each day, including:

Festive Art and Craft / Multi-Sport / Indoor and Outdoor play / Bouncy Castle / Kapla & Unu / Mini Basketball / Christmas Cookery / Nature Trails / Didi cars / plus much more!

Plus, our specialist activities for Christmas will include Gymnastics / Jewellery Making / Mini Zoo / and Yoga!

Please note that activities will be running on specific days only.

Please note: Drop off and collection for Penguins is in the Pavilion. Please park in the Warwick Junior School carpark and follow the signs.

Fun Short Courses - Tuesday 3rd January
 

Morning Courses
(9.00am - 12.15pm)

Multi-Sport​​

Years 2 - 7

£20.00

 

Fun Cookery

Years 2 and 3

£20.00

Afternoon Courses
(1.15pm - 4.30pm)

Multi-Sport & Swim

Years 2 - 7

£20.00

 

Fun Cookery

Years 4 - 7

£20.00

PLEASE NOTE: Lunchtime supervision will be provided for any children booked onto both a morning and afternoon short course. Please bring a packed lunch. 

Please note that year groups are in relation to state school year groups. Children will be in the year group they are currently in at school.  I'm afraid that we are not able to accept children who have not yet started in Reception.

If a course is marked as fully booked (RED on the booking screen), then you are welcome to add your name to the waiting list. Please email a.bevan@warwickschools.co.uk and we will notify you if a place becomes available.

Please note: Drop off and collection for Fun Short Courses is in the Green Gym (via the Sports Centre main entrance). Please park in the Warwick Junior School carpark and follow the signs.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Please see below for information on our additional services.

Early Birds Swim, Early Risers and Night Owls
 

Additional services are also available - please see the information in the table below. Night Owls (4.30 - 6.00pm) includes tea, which will consist of a selection of sandwiches and cold buffet foods.

 

Time

School Year

Cost

Early Risers

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8.00am - 9.00am

Reception and Year 1

£4.00

Early Birds Swim

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8.00am - 9.00am

Years 2 to 7

£4.00

Night Owls

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4.30pm - 6.00pm

Reception to Year 7

£8.00

Early Birds Swim

Please bring a swimming costume and towel (goggles are optional). Children will need to be able to swim at least 1 width of a recognised stroke (not doggy paddle) to be allowed to take part. Please note that our lifeguards cannot supervise any spectating children at Early Birds Swim (Years 2 - 7).  All children who attend must swim.

Night Owls

Tea will be served at 4.45pm in the main dining hall and will consist of a selection of sandwiches and cold buffet food. The children will be eating until approximately 5.30pm. Collection will therefore be from the above locations between 5.30pm and 6.00pm. However, if you would like to collect your child earlier than this, please let us know in advance so we can ensure they are ready for collection.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Please see below for information on how the days will be structured and our commitment to keeping you and your children safe whilst on site.

Making a booking
 

To make your booking, please CLICK HERE.

From there you can select the course/service you'd like to book. 

If a day is showing as RED, then it means the course is fully booked on this day. However, you are welcome to add your name to the waiting list. Please email a.bevan@warwickschools.co.uk and we will notify you if a place becomes available.

What to bring
 

Please bring plenty to drink (a refillable water bottle is recommended), a snack*, a packed lunch* and a coat for playtime.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO TUCK SHOP AVAILABLE FOR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ACTION.

Please ensure that your child arrives dressed suitably for the weather - layers are always a good idea, including a hoodie or jumper, plus a waterproof coat in the event of rain. 

We would recommend that children wear comfortable clothing that they can wear for the whole day, e.g. sportswear and trainers, and do not bring any extra clothes with them. 

In the event of very cold weather, we would recommend bringing a hat and gloves too.

*please do not bring any food containing nuts onto the site

*please ensure grapes and cherry tomatoes are cut in half to avoid choking hazard

*please note there is no fridge available.

For more details, please see our WHAT TO BRING PAGE.

Mobile Phones
 

We recognise that it is increasingly difficult to police the use of mobile phones by pupils, but the following rules apply on site at Warwick School Holiday Action:

  • Mobile phones are permitted at Warwick School Holiday Action for children in School Years 6 and 7 only.
  • Phones are bought onto site at the owner’s own risk and Warwick School Holiday Action does not take any responsibility for any loss or damage incurred.
  • Use of phones is restricted to breaktimes and lunchtimes and only within the designated ‘Phone Zone’ which is monitored by staff. Phones should be kept safely in their bags during activity sessions and at all other times, including drop-off, registration and pick-up.
  • Staff on duty in the ‘Phone Zone’ will actively and closely supervise the use of mobile phones.
  • The ‘Phone Zone’ is for playing age appropriate games only, i.e. downloadable games that have an age certificate (PEGI rating) appropriate for the age of the children playing them
  • Pupils are not allowed to use their phones to:
    • Access or post on any social media websites (Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, Snapchat, Reddit, Pinterest, etc)
    • View, take or share photos/videos - including content downloaded from 3rd party websites and social media
    • Make calls or send texts/messages. Any calls to parents must be made by Holiday Action management.
    • Play music
    • Access the school WIFI
    • Cause upset or distress to another pupil.
  • If pupils are seen to be accessing inappropriate material or sites this will be immediately stopped and reported to management.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Fun Swimming
 

Fun Swimming will be available both as part of our Early Bird Swim service, but also as an activity choice during the main programme.

Fri 16th Dec / Tues 3rd Jan - 'Multi-Sport & Swim' will be available as an afternoon activity choice.

Mon 19th to Thurs 22nd Dec - swimming will be available every day as an activity option in the afternoon.

If your child is booked on (or would like to swim), then please bring a swimming costume and towel (goggles are optional). Children will need to be able to swim at least 1 width of a recognised stroke (not doggy paddle) to be allowed to take part. If your child is not a confident swimmer, then flotation aids can be provided. Our lifeguards will have the final say on whether children will be allowed to swim.

Fun Swimming is currently only available for children in School Years 2 to 7

Drop-off and Pick-up
 

Please park in the Warwick Junior School car park, bring your children onto the playground (through the black gates) and follow the relevant signs. 

Friday 16th December - Fun Short Courses & Penguins

  • Early Bird Swim
    • Drop off is in the Sports Centre foyer from 8.00am
  • Early Risers
    • Drop off is in the Pavilion from 8.00am
  • Penguins
    • Drop off is in the Pavilion at 9.00am
    • Pick up is in the Pavilion at 4.30pm
  • Fun Short Courses
    • Morning drop off is in the Green Gym at 9.00am (please enter through the Sports Centre main entrance)
    • Midday pickup is in the Sports Centre foyer at 12.15pm (if only attending a morning course)
    • Afternoon drop off is at the Black Gates at 1.15pm (if only attending an afternoon course)
    • Afternoon pick up is in the Green Gym at 4.30pm (please enter through the Sports Centre main entrance)
    • Please note: lunchtime supervision is provided for children attending both a morning and afternoon course.

Monday 19th to Thursday 22nd December - Super Choice Programme & Penguins

  • Early Bird Swim
    • Drop off is in the Sports Centre foyer from 8.00am
  • Early Risers
    • Drop off is in the Pavilion from 8.00am
  • Penguins
    • Drop off is in the Pavilion at 9.00am
    • Pick up is in the Pavilion at 4.30pm
  • Super Choice
    • Drop off is in the Junior School Playground at 9.00am
    • Pick up is in the Junior School Playground at 4.30pm
  • Night Owls
    • Pick up is at the Sports Hall fire doors (playground side) between 5.30pm and 6.00pm - please follow signs

Tuesday 3rd January - Fun Short Courses & Penguins

  • Early Bird Swim
    • Drop off is in the Sports Centre foyer from 8.00am
  • Early Risers
    • Drop off is in the Pavilion from 8.00am
  • Penguins
    • Drop off is in the Pavilion at 9.00am
    • Pick up is in the Pavilion at 4.30pm
  • Fun Short Courses
    • Morning drop off is in the Green Gym at 9.00am (please enter through the Sports Centre main entrance)
    • Midday pickup is in the Sports Centre foyer at 12.15pm (if only attending a morning course)
    • Afternoon drop off is at the Black Gates at 1.15pm (if only attending an afternoon course)
    • Afternoon pick up is in the Green Gym at 4.30pm (please enter through the Sports Centre main entrance)
    • Please note: lunchtime supervision is provided for children attending both a morning and afternoon course.
COVID-19
 

All COVID-19 restrictions have now ended. 

This means that:

  • Face coverings are no longer advised for pupils, staff and visitors in communal areas. However, we would advise that everyone continues to follow wider advice on face coverings outside of school, including on transport to and from the school. 
  • Individuals are no longer required to isolate if they have symptoms
  • Any identified close contacts, including those who live in the same household as a positive case, are no longer required to self-isolate or advised to take daily tests
  • Formal contact tracing has ended

The latest Government advice states:

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, and have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to carry out normal activities, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until you no longer have a high temperature (if you had one) or until you no longer feel unwell.'

If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19 even if you do not have any symptoms. 

  • For children and young people aged 18 and under, they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day they took the test. After 3 days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower.
  • For adults, they are advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious

For more information, please see the Government's Living with COVID plan.

Thank you for your understanding.

Our COVID protocols

Despite the ending of restrictions, we will continue to encourage positive routines where necessary to keep all children and staff as safe as possible whilst they are with us on site, including:

  • HAND HYGIENE - scheduled hand-washing and use of hand sanitiser
  • CLEANING - scheduled cleaning of resources
  • VENTILATION - where the weather allows, we will continue to ensure that all rooms and spaces used are well ventilated

USEFUL LINKS
Please see below for further information about our holiday activities and making your booking.

Useful Links
 

Please click 'Book Now' to book your child's place on any of the above courses. If you need further information about the booking process, please see our Steps to Booking . Our booking conditions can be found here .

Please check our What to Bring page for information on what your child will need to have with them for their chosen activities.

For directions and a map to help you find us, please visit our Location and Directions page.  Please park in the Junior School car park and follow signs for registration for all courses.

If your child requires any medication during their time at Holiday Action, or has a pre-existing injury, please complete one of our Medical Forms and bring this with you on the first day.

Please click 'Book Now' for further information about each course and to complete the application form. 

The option of choosing to pay via childcare vouchers or Tax Free Childcare is under the Terms and Conditions at the end of the booking process.  If paying by childcare voucher or Tax Free Childcare, please note that the payment transaction must be completed and a screenshot of the payment confirmation sent to A.Bevan@warwickschools.co.uk within 5 days of making your booking in order to confirm your place.

Venue: Please park in Warwick Junior School car park and follow signs for registration. Please see 'maps' for directions.

For details about what to bring for each course, please refer to the additional information here .

 

Operations Manager - Dan Partridge
Development Manager - Adrian Bevan 

Additional Information

  • All courses have the appropriate staff to pupil ratio. 
  • All staff are DBS checked and undergo regular child protection training.
  • Staff are appointed for their experience and expertise. 
  • Only nationally recognised qualifications are accepted for specialist activities. 
  • Doors are coded into buildings to prevent unauthorised access.
  • Either Dan or Adrian are always available to be contacted by parents or staff throughout the day in the Community Activities office. 
  • Qualified First Aiders are always available. 
  • Data protection – All information collected will be held securely and will only be used to provide the best possible holiday childcare services for your child, and to ensure that your child is safe within our care.

For further information please contact Dan Partridge or Adrian Bevan
Telephone: 01926 735473
Emergency on site number: 07738 640117

Email: d.partridge@warwickschools.co.uk  /  a.bevan@warwickschools.co.uk

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.