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COVID 19 UPDATE
11th December 2020
We hope that you and your families are safe and well during these strange and testing times and wish to offer our sympathies to any of you whom have sadly lost a friend or family member. Months have now passed since we temporarily closed residentially back in March however, we are very pleased to have been running extended day visits incorporating an evening meal and typical evening activity.
Safety remains our priority and we are confident we have done all we need to make Water Park as COVID secure as possible. We understand the need for Outdoor Adventure has never been greater.
We have now run a number of very successful Day Visits since September with very positive feedback from our clients. Unfortunately we are not anticipating getting residential till April 2021 at the earliest so we have now turned all residential bookings between now and then to day visits.
Our full risk assessment and subsequent plans to operate safely will be made available and issued upon request during the booking process. Due to the rapidly changing nature and fluidity of this document we will not be making it available on our website in the usual way to reduce the number of outdated documents circulated.
Clearly, times still remain challenging and many of us are still rightly anxious by the risks imposed on group trips. We are not expecting to be operating at our pre-COVID capacity for some time so our approach to cancellations and refunds remains the same. If you wish to cancel and request a refund please send a short Email to firstname.lastname@example.org with bank details, course dates and invoice numbers.
At present we are not invoicing for any funds until after the course has run to reduce admin for both parties.
Hope to see you soon,
Garry Dobson (Head of Centre)
Phizifit (FREE offer to WP clients)
22nd April 2020
“Boosting children’s physical and mental health in the uk”
Phizifit is an innovative online program for children’s personal development that promotes their physical fitness and mental well-being
Using a one off access code Phizifit is offering free access to their innovative programme for all groups connected with Water Park. This is a fantastic way for schools to not only remain engaged in a physical programme with their students but also to contribute to their mental well being while not in school. It utilises an easy to use platform that the children and parents will find easy to navigate and will certainly enjoy.
Please go to https://www.phizifit.com/our-courses/ to have a look at what Phizifit can offer and how the children will benefit from this easy to use and engaging platform. FREE ACCESS CODE: WTPFR33
NEW GROUNDS PERSON
19th March 2020
Welcome to Dave who has been appointed as our new grounds person who will be working alongside Jimmy. Dave’s a retired teacher who has always had a keen interest in the outdoors. He ran the D of E Award in his last school and led student expeditions to countries including Iceland, Nepal and Malaysia. In his spare time he loves to go fell walking, canoeing and cycling, Dave and his wife enjoy going off for adventures in “Angus”, their VW camper.
GARRY TAKES OVER AS NEW HEAD OF CENTRE
29th January 2020
Congratulations and well done to Garry who takes over as Head of Centre. We wish Garry every success in his new role and no doubt you will all want to wish him good luck when you see him next. Garry has been at Water Park since before we even opened our doors to groups. He was one of the first tutors at Water Park and has gradually worked his way up to finally take on the top role.
ROGER WARD, HEAD OF CENRE TAKES EARLY RETIREMENT
29th January 2020
Roger retires as Head of Centre at the end of January, although he will still be involved until the end of April. We wish Roger and Sue good luck for their future in Gairloch on the north west coast of Scotland. They are currently doing up a croft house and will be moving up there full-time next Easter. In the meantime Roger plans to do some part time outdoor work and to spend most of his spare time out playing in the great outdoors.
Grounds/building manager position
16th January 2020
We are looking for a new member of staff to fill this newly created position. You will be working alongside our existing grounds/building manager three days per week. You will have general DIY skills, possibly a chain saw licence and a willingness and enthusiasm to learn new skills. Full details can be found in the jobs section by clicking on the downloads tab