Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon School Trips

Arvon

Home / Activity Centres South West / Devon

Arvon is celebrated for its unique ability to discover and develop the writer in everyone.

Bring a group to one of our writing houses in Devon, Shropshire or Yorkshire, to work with published authors, and ignite a lifelong love of creative writing.

Our schools weeks are led by two professional writers, with tutorials, group workshops, and time and space to write. Groups live, write and eat together, cooking their evening meal in teams. Whether you want to bring talented writers, or individuals who need more support, each week is shaped around the participants' needs and interests.

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon photograph
school trip at Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon
Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon school groups

Why are Arvon great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

trip icon

An Arvon week provides a chance to develop writing and language skills, alongside imagination and creativity. The experience can also improve participants communication skills and self-belief. For many, these five days can be life-changing.

Writers we work with include Mark Haddon, Malorie Blackman, Simon Armitage and Jamila Gavin.

Totleigh Barton, the first ever Arvon centre, is a 16th-century manor house in one of the most peaceful and idyllic parts of Devon. There is a beautiful and productive garden and orchard. It lies two miles from the village of Sheepwash, with walks along the River Torridge nearby.

What size groups do you cater for?

trip icon

16 students and 2 teachers

Is there first aid on site?

trip icon

Yes

Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

trip icon

Yes

Anything else?

trip icon

Arvon can in certain instances assist with funding for school groups to come thanks to the generosity of individuals, trusts and foundations.




Find out more about this school trip...





Teacher Checklist
teacher checklist
green tickRisk Assessments
green tickInspection Visits
UK Location
uk location


★★★★★ Dhruti Shah,
"I was selected to go on an Arvon trip by my school when I was 11. It helped hone my writing skills and gave me confidence. Going on that course helped me, as a child, decide I wanted to be a writer and a journalist. "

Arvon – Totleigh Barton, Devon 10 out of 10 based on ratings.


Why not share your opinion with fellow teachers by reviewing? Please only submit a review of Arvon-–-Totleigh-Barton,-Devon if you have visited this place during a school trip:





Need more inspiration?

We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Here are a few similar suggestions, or head to our tailor-made trip form and let us know how we can help you!



Knapp House Activity Centre

Knapp House Activity Centre

Magdalen Farm

Magdalen Farm

Grittleton Manor House

Grittleton Manor House

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

Outposts Residential Camp Somerset

Get school trip offers by email

Unsubscribe at any time, we won't share your email with anyone else, just send you all the best offers and inspiration for your next class trip!

Subscribe