Example Itineraries

“Thank you so much Cohort. It’s our first residential to Conrwall and both our staff and our students have had the best time. Lee was really helpful in helping us find the best activities. Thank you Cohort, see you soon!”

Wendy Shepard, Joseph Hood Primary School

The possibilities are limitless.

Whether you’re looking for an art trip for your high flyers, a geography field work trip for a GCSE or A’level group, an eco trip to hammer home the importance of sustainability, a primary school residential for Y3 – 6 or just an end-of-term enrichment trip, West Cornwall has everything you need.

At Cohort we’re on hand to offer guidance, check availability, source prices and offer up draft itineraries for you to adapt in order to meet your learning objectives.

Talk to our team about what you’re looking for; there is nothing like some insider knowledge to take your trip from good to epic!

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Example Itinerary: Art & Photography | Example Itinerary: Geography | Example Itinerary: Primary School

Example Itinerary: Art & Photography

“Cohort is the perfect location to stay in St Ives. We were a group of teachers and secondary school art students and found there was an abundance of things to do. Cohort’s website is very informative and helpful when planning an itinerary, along with Lee who was always available to advise”.

Frankie George, Surbiton High School

Day 1 – Arrival

Arrive mid-afternoon. Get your bearings with a walking tour of St Ives. If you want to jump straight in then make this a Photography Walking Tour.

Day 2 – Full day

Spend the day with artist educator, Greg Humphries, who can take you on an interactive tour of Tate St Ives & the Barbara Hepworth Scultpure Garden. Follow this up with an afternoon workshop based on the St Ives Artists.

Day 3 – Full day

Start the day with a Dawn Photography workshop (not for the faint hearted as it’s an early start), follow this up with a workshop at Leach Pottery where work can be glazed, fired and sent back to the school a few weeks later.

In the afternoon choose from free sketching around the town, an eco-conscious photography workshop, a visit to Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens in Penzance, Kurt Jackson’s Gallery in St Just or do an artist-based workshop at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Penzance.

Day 4 – Departure

Head home via Falmouth University where your students can participate in a masterclass in their preferred discipline and get a tour of the campus, along with an introduction to university life – all of which is completely free.

Including full board accommodation: From £199+VAT/student*

* based on a group of 30 / excludes transport

Example Itinerary: Geography

“Cohort is such a welcoming establishment. The staff made us feel so comfortable, it was as if we owned the hostel and it was an extension of our college premises. Thank you so much for helping me organise a geology trip that staff and students adored!”

Martin Smith, The Sixth Form College

Day 1 – Arrival

Arrive via the Eden Project where you can do either a self-led trip or do one of their amazing workshops which fit with your learning obejctives.

After dinner in St Ives sit back and listen to a fascinating talk by Dr. Sam Hughes on Cornwall’s Geography, a great introduction to the trip.

Day 2 – Full day

Spend the day with local geographer David Atherfold who will customise his teaching to meet the group’s objectives, be it flood management, coastal communities, sustainable tourism, the green revolution in the UK, biodiversity on Hayle Towans, the list goes on.

Day 3 – Full day

(A’level / GCSE) Spend the day doing independent field investigation work, discuss with the team at Cohort where best to visit based on your focus.


Visit Geevor Tin Mine which offers a wealth of learning opportunities for students at all levels. One site covers social / human history, geology, mining processes and more. Tailor the day to suit your needs.

Geevor Tin Mine is also very close to Lands End, where you can examine granite intrustions and visit Porthcurno Telegraph Museum which tells the story of the birth and subsequent growth of worldwide communications.

Day 4 – Departure

Depart St Ives via the United Downs Geothermal Project where you can get a guided tour of the UK’s first geothermal plant.

Including full board accommodation: From £175+VAT/student*

* based on a group of 30 / excludes transport

Example Itinerary: Primary School

“This has been the best trip Chilcote have ever been on! The setting, the facilities, the staff, the activities have all been amazing. The children have loved it and tried so many things for the first time, this whole experience has been brilliant. We will be back next year. Thanks!”

Mark Cross, Chilcote Primary School

Day 1 – Arrival

Arrive at ours via Bodmin Jail where you can be treated to a 5D tour through the ages of the prison, the characters that were held there and the treatment of the prisoners in this spectacularly preserved institution.

Spend a bit of time walking around town and chilling with a movie at Cohort.

Day 2 – Full day

Divide into teams and start your St Ives Treasure Trail around town, solve the clues from signs and landmarks throughout St Ives. Follow this with a workshop at Tate St Ives and a beach clean.

Day 3 – Full day

Surf lesson. Yes, that’s right. Take the kids to St Ives Surf School and let the brilliant tutors there get the kids in the ocean for a couple of hours. All wetsuits and boards are provided. Follow this up with rounders on the beach before lunch.

In the afternoon do a KS2 workshop at Leach Pottery where work can be glazed, fired and sent back to the school a week or so later.

Day 4 – Full day

Finish your St Ives Treasure Trail around town, how much better do they know the town now? Can they discover new streets and hidden shops?

Sand Sculpture on the beach workshop with Greg Humphries or a Soap Sculpture art workshop with Rowena Tarplee.

Have an early dinner and spend the evening with local storyteller Shanty Baba who will entertain everyone with the myths and legends which surround St Ives and lead the kids in a storytelling workshop to bring their own stories to life.

Day 5 – Departure

Leave us via the Eden Project and enjoy either a self-led visit or one of their amazing workshops before you get home.

Including full board accommodation: From £225+VAT/student*

* based on a group of 30 / excludes transport