Leisure time is just as important as work.
At Derwen you have the opportunity to experience a range of clubs and activities both on and off site.
There is a varied programme of leisure clubs on every evening at Derwen. Art, bike and go-kart, Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, and motor club. There are also clubs for dance, creative arts, computer & board games. So whether you have an existing hobby you would like to continue, or something new you want to try, there is a wide variety of leisure activities on offer.
You can also choose to relax in your house with friends or spend time in the Student Union. There are regular discos in the Student Union which are always popular and well-attended.
Students at Derwen have regular opportunities to go on organised leisure activities off-site. Activities such as bowling, theatre trips and football matches. Visiting museums and stately homes. Shopping – locally and by coach or train. Going to attractions such as Chester Zoo, Cadbury World and Llangollen Steam Railway. Whatever your interests are, you’ll find something to suit you.
Our social programme plays an important part in helping you to build your confidence using public transport, ordering a taxi and interacting socially in the community. The wide variety of clubs provides opportunities to enjoy your free time, learn new skills, meet new friends and have fun.
Watch a video from a trip to BBC Media City where some of the students were able to read the news to camera.
With staff guidance you will take charge of your own free time and choose activities to do each day – the emphasis is on helping you to develop your own leisure time. As your confidence to make your own choices increases you’ll rely less on staff and parents for support.