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Summer 2017

Study Centre              Year 11 to 13, Sat 1.45-9pm

The principle activity for the Study Centre is private study in the silence of the library. The time of starting is 1.45pm so that football can start at 2pm.  In the evening there will be an activity according to the following monthly plan:

Week 1         Sports evening
Week 2         Cultural evening
Week 3         Recollection
Week 4         Film evening   
Week 5         Excursion

Study Centre members can come for private study any time of the week. There will be a work camp in the UK in the summer; details available at the end of June.

Seniors+                      Years 9 to 10, Sat 1.45-6.30pm

Saturday 29th April
Ultimate Frisbee out on the common.

Saturday 6th May
Pitch and Putt in Richmond Park. Depart at 10.15am and back at 4.30pm. Bring £8, packed lunch and your Oyster Card.

Saturday 13th May
A game of Rounders on the common. Local pilgrimage in honour of Our Lady of Fatima, on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions.

Saturday 20th May
Invite your friends for a mini five-a-side football competition.

Saturday 27th May
Sit back and enjoy a feature film on the big screen.
 
Saturday 3rd June
Study Day to prepare for your end of term exams. It will start at 11am, so bring packed lunch and sports kit for the usual football. 

Saturday 10th June
Final Study Day to prepare for your end of term exams. It will start at 11am, so bring packed lunch and sports kit for the usual football. 

Saturday 17th June
Take part in today's team quiz.

Saturday 24th June
Volleyball out on the common.

Sunday 25th June there will be a Family Picnic at Wickenden Manor in Sussex. Full details will be sent out to all parents.

Saturday 1st July
Afternoon excursion into central London's tourist hot spots. Departing at 2.30pm and returning at 8pm. Bring an Oyster Card, and money for an ice cream!

Saturday 8th July
Final Weekend of Term. Special Games Event on the common.

Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July
For Years 8 to 10, summer camp to the Lake District. Separate sheet with details.

Seniors                Years 7 to 8, Sat 1.45-5.15pm                                                                  
Saturday 29th April
A game of Rounders on the common.

Saturday 6th May
Lego Robotics: build and program your robot.

Saturday 13th May
Ultimate Frisbee out on the common.
 
Saturday 20th May
Volleyball out on the common.

Saturday 27th May
While Year 7s are on their summer camp, year 8s can join the Seniors+ for a feature film on the big screen.

Saturday 3rd June
Day Excursion to Hampstead Heath in North London, leaving at 10.15am and back at 5.00pm. Bring packed lunch and an Oyster Card.

Saturday 10th June
Multimedia Team Quiz using the big screen.

Saturday 17th June
Paper Game out on the common.

Saturday 24th June
Wide Game on Wandsworth Common; a strategic game of attack and defence.

Sunday 25th June there will be a Family Picnic at Wickenden Manor in Sussex. Full details will be sent out to all parents.

Saturday 1st July
Mannequin Challenge. This will be the biggest one so far by using our drone.

Saturday 8th July
Final Weekend of Term. Four-a-Side Football Tournament.

Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July
For Years 8 to 10, summer camp to the Lake District. Separate sheet with details.

Juniors           Years 5 to 6, Sat 10.00am-12.45pm                                                                  
Saturday 29th April
Obstacle Course Competition. Navigate through the challenges. 

Saturday 6th May
Bake A Pizza Day. Bring your own toppings and £2 for other ingredients. Enter yourself into the Great Kelston Pizza Bake-off!

Saturday 13th May
Pilgrimage to a local shrine of Our Lady for May. Followed by a game of rounders on the common.

Saturday 20th May
Sit back and enjoy a feature film on the big screen.

Saturday 27th to Wednesday 31st May
Kelston Summer Camp for years 5 to 7 to the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. Separate details sheet is available or check the website.

Saturday 3rd June
Art Morning. Get creative by designing a piece of 3D art inspired by your country of origin. Bring £1 and there will be a prize for the winning piece.

Saturday 10th June
Kelston summer all-comers rugby match. Scrum!

Saturday 17th June
Summer Grand Prix. Use your driving skills on the Kelston scalextrics track and on the indoor remote control car track.

Saturday 24th June
Sports Day. An array of sports challenges out on the common in a bid to make your team champions!

Sunday 25th June there will be a Family Picnic at Wickenden Manor in Sussex. Full details will be sent out to all parents.

Saturday 1st July
Microphones? Check. Costumes? Check. Create a music video. 

Saturday 8th July
Excursion to the Imperial War Museum. Leaving at 10.30am and back at 4pm. Bring an Oyster Card and packed lunch.

Saturday 15th July
Final Weekend of Term. Summer Multimedia Quiz. We will also watch back the music videos edited from a few weeks ago.
 

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INTENSIVE STUDY WEEKS AWAY

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Study_Week_67-400This is an ideal opportunity to leave behind the usual distractions at home and concentrate on your exam preparations within an atmosphere of intense study. The timetable will guarantee a high number of hours to study each day, with breaks to help you keep your mind fresh and alert. This week is a challenge. It is for those seriously wanting to give of their best in forthcoming examinations, helped Study_Week_2-400by the presence of others intent on the same purpose.

It will take place at Thornycroft Hall in the heart of the picturesque Cheshire countryside. The nearest shop is miles away and there is no television. It is a week to do without mp3 players and mobile phones.

Accommodation will be in single rooms and the study room area will have plenty of space for you to spread out your books and notes.Study_Week_3-400 The staff of the Conference Centre will provide all meals and there will be plenty of coffee and tea breaks to keep up the concentration levels. There will be sports, table tennis and throwing an American Football in the breaks.

What should I bring?

We will be travelling up by minibus from London, so there is plenty of room for as many books and reference material as you may choose to bring.  Ensure you are well kitted out with pens, pencils, paper and calculators, plus any past papers or syllabuses you are able to bring along. In addition, bring changes of clothes and plenty of sports kit, pyjamas, wash kit and a warm coat. You will not need much spending money.

ANNUAL RETREATS

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Retreat for Young People

‘Pray and learn to pray! Open your hearts and consciences to the One who knows you better than you know yourselves. Talk to him!’
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What is a retreat?

A retreat is a short time spent in silence away from your usual surroundings. It offers an opportunity to reflect on how you live your faith in your everyday life; at home and at study, and in your relationships with others. The atmosphere is one of personal prayer and recollection from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. It is an occasion to learn to pray better and develop a personal relationship with God, while finding the inspiration to communicate your faith and ideals to your friends.

Retreats can be an important milestone in a young life. It may help you to discern your calling in life by allowing you to find out what God wants from you. It will certainly help you to find more room for God in your busy daily life, giving you the impetus to strive for the best results in your studies because that is what God expects from youwickenden (3).

How is the retreat structured?

Doing a silent retreat well is a challenge. The day is quite full, with plenty of time too to pray and reflect on what you have heard. There are meditations and talks on the central themes of the Catholic faith, times for private prayer and a personal examination of conscience, daily Mass and devotions such as the Stations of the Cross and the Rosary.

You may also wish to talk over your thoughts and resolutions with the priest to obtain more personal advice. Confessions are available during the whole weekend.

‘God draws us from the shadows of our ignorance, our groping through history, and, no matter what our occupation in the world, he calls us with a strong voice, as he once called Peter and Andrew: Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.’
Saint Josemaria Escriva

DETAILS OF TRIPS

Full details will appear n January each year.

Dates: Spring Half-term and one-month later.

Cost: approx. £65

Location
Wickenden Manor, West Sussex

JUNIORS SUMMER CAMP

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Kelston’s Juniors Camp will take place at the Outdoor Education Centre run byhigh ashurst (13)-400 Surrey County Council called High Ashurst, at the top of Box Hill, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey. Families can drive there directly for 12 noon on the first day, and pick up at 3pm on the final day. If you require transport, a minibus will leave from Kelston at 10.30am on the first day and return for 5.00pm on the last day but places must be booked at least one week in advance. The Kelston group will be under the supervision of Kelston leaders but all professional instruction will be given by High Ashurst staff. We will be camping in large tents provided by the centre and we will be looking after our own cooking. There is a toilet block containing flush toilets, hand basins and running water for the use of our group. It is a fabulous location and we are pleased to be teaming up with High Ashurst once again

What to bring
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·Sportswear: T-shirts, shorts, socks, trainers, tracksuit bottoms etc
·Pyjamas, towel and toiletries. Torch (optional) and Light anorak
·Good clothes to attend Holy Mass on Sunday
·Sleeping bag (or ask if you can borrow one from Kelston at least one week before leaving)
·No pocket money needed

What not to bring

Anything valuable. Mobile phones are discouraged and may be kept centrally if it becomes an issue
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Before we go

Ensure full payment is made, cheques to ‘Kelston Trips’

Ensure Kelston possesses the Consent & Medical form, already held if a club member

Organise your travel arrangements. Either go to www.multimap.com (enter post code RH5 6DQ) for a map of how to get there from the top of Box Hill or book a place in the minibus if spaces available with Cliff only

The address of the centre is High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre, Mickleham, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6DQ. It is accessible from the road running along the top of Box Hill.

Information

Telephone number of High Ashurst for emergencies is 01372 378647

There is a pay phone for outgoing calls in the headquarters block at High Ashurst.

The Outdoor Education Centre carries mandatory insurance cover relating to third parties. Kelston has full insurance cover with London Youth to cover against accidents or injuries and loss of personal possessions.

The 2012 camp will this year be a weekend away in early June. Full details available soon.

DETAILS OF TRIP

Full details will appear in March each year.

Dates: May Bank Holiday

Cost: approx. £150

Location
High Ashurst Outdoor Education Centre, Dorking, Surrey

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SENIORS SUMMER CAMP

DETAILS OF TRIPS

Full details will appear in March each year.

Dates: Start of Summer Holiday at end of July 2012

Cost: approx. £200

Location
Alternates between the Lake District and North Wales.

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The hostel we stay at is fully-equipped and is run by a registered charity called ‘The Barn Outdoor Pursuits Association’. The camp is jointly organised by Kelston, Westpark and Greygarth clubs. It iincludes a variety of sports and outdoor activities.

What to bring

         Two towels, pyjamas, wash bag
         Torch with spare batteries
         Three changes of clothes
         Presentable clothes for Holy Mass
         Sports clothes, swimming trunks
         Hiking boots & waterproofs
         Sun block lotion, cap & maybe sun glasses
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The rooms have duvets and bed linen so there is no need to bring a sleeping bag.

Please do not bring electronic equipment. Any mobiles must be switched off and used for emergencies only.

Each year the location of the Seniors Camp has tended to change, though we may well go to North Wales again on the next one in July.
 

BI-ANNUAL SKI TRIP

DETAILS OF TRIPS

Full details will appear in September of the year we go.

Dates: Late Dec to early Jan

Cost: approx £650

Location
Ski resort: Axamer Lizum, Innsbruck, Austria or the Pyrenees.
 

For those over 14 at the date of the trip. A place can be booked on the trip by paying a deposit of £150, which will enable us to book flights at the earliest opportunity. Full payment due by November 30th, unless by special arrangement.

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BI-ANNUAL SOCIAL WORK CAMP

DETAILS OF TRIPS

Full details will appear in March of the year we go.

Dates: Late July

Location varies each time.
 

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