Arvon – The Hurst, Shropshire School Trips

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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.

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Why are Arvon great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

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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.

The house and gardens at The Hurst in Shropshire were the former home of playwright John Osborne. The centre is located in the Shropshre Hills a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

What size groups do you cater for?

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16 students and 2 teachers

Is there first aid on site?

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Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?

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Yes - this is a fully accessible building with a central lift giving access to all bedrooms.

Anything else?

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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...

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★★★★★ 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. "

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