Recreation

There is always something to do, with friends or by oneself, in wet weather or dry. The school hall is available for indoor games and other rooms contain a snooker table and table tennis.
 
There is a well-equipped ICT suite and a carpentry workshop. Numerous clubs and societies meet during the school day or as an evening activity to allow children to widen their interests. Gardens are available for those who are interested.


A major feature of the Summer Term is a week of outdoor activities, graded according to age, known as ‘Tockington Tramps’, leading to some nights at camp for senior children.
 
A well-stocked Library is maintained to which children have free access. This is run by the children with voluntary help from parents.
 
Bristol, Bath and Cardiff are our local cultural centres, and the Severn Valley, the Forest of Dean, the Cotswolds and North Somerset are within easy reach.
 
Regular visits are made to suitable theatre and concert performances in Bristol and elsewhere (e.g. Stratford, Bath, Ludlow) and performing artists are often welcomed to the school.
A Ski holiday takes place regularly. Geography field study trips and visits to France are also arranged each year.
 
In addition to all the organised recreation, the children have ten acres of wooded parkland where they are able to amuse themselves. This area contains an arboretum, an adventure playground and a wildlife garden with a bird hide.