Outdoor leaning and multi-activity days are the highlight of many high school students’ year at school. We are very flexible and can offer KS3 and KS4 students many activities that can help to develop their communication skills, physcial skills, sporting achievement and personal social development.
Activities that link with GCSE PE include orienteering, navigation, archery, canoeing, kayaking and mountain biking.
Or just good old fashioned fun to let off steam at the end of a busy year!
We can take up to 160 students at once for a multi-activity day including half a day of land activities (experience 2-3 in a 2.5 hour session) and half day on the water. Book early, as Fridays in summer are most popular and you’ll need the whole site to yourself.
For school exclusivity, get in touch to check availability as soon as possible.
Check out a sample Activity Day programme for 150 Year 9s that we put on for every year in July for Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School.
KS3 and KS4 Engagement Programme
We have delivered many multi-activity programmes for half a day or a day a week over a term or half term to local high schoools looking for an alternative curriculum and personalised approach to learning. Often it is the highlight of the young person’s term – we get cracking feedback and have identified great talent a few future outdoor instructors in recent cohorts from Chorley and South Ribble High Schools.
We work up a bespoke package and activity programme for each school and cohort, and dedicate one instructor to the group (usually of 8 maximum) so there is progression, consistency and development of personal and social skills through the half-term.
They don’t just run in summer months – winter is a great time for Mountain Biking, Bush Craft, Open-Rafted Canoeing, Orienteering/Navigation and Archery too.
Year 7 Transition Days in September
Moving from Primary School to Secondary School can be a daunting prospect. Making new friends and trying new outdoor activities is lots of fun, so why not bring Year 7s in their new form groups to our place for some team-building and problem solving early on in September.
We organise groups into teams of 10-12, and all activities sessions are led by fully qualified and highly experienced instructors. So it’s also a very useful opportunity for teaching and learning staff to take a step back and observe the group dynamics of new classmates – who needs help with confidence, communication skills or identifying future natural leaders.
If group dynamics and getting to know each student is high on school’s priority, why not invest in an overnight stay? A great investment in developing good strong relationships with teaching and learning staff and you can fit even more activities into a 2 day/1 night stay. Click here for more on our residential offer.
Ideal for small groups of Year 8s who are having a wobble going into Year 9, or for less confident KS3 students in general who would benefit from personal and social development, our place and empathetic instructors deliver programmes that progressively build self-esteem, confidence and leadership for quieter or less confident students who are struggling to engage with the traditional curriculum.
Chorley School Sports Partnership (CSSP) appreciate and value the power of outdoor activities in developing young people and bring multiple cohorts here, as part of their TALL programme (targeted active lifelong learning) for Year 9s from four local high school. We love seeing the changes taking place from when they come here for their first session (ice-breakers) right through to the final session of fun – usually in summer when it’s perfect for Raft-building.
CSSP is one of our partners, and also bring their Gifted and Talented students here as part of their G&T programme.
Water activity video – fun fun fun!
If you’re sure of how much fun a summer day on our reservoir can be a large group, check out this video or show your students to whet (!) their appetite for an end of term reward day. A few hundred Scouting members of West Lancs Scouts got up to, for their SplashU water weekend that our charity-run centre has supported for West Lancs Scouts , for one weekend every September for the last three years.