Benefits for Your Young People

 

Our Residential Activity Centre cannot be bettered on Quality, Safety, Customised Programme Design, Instructor to Pupil Ratio and Commitment from our Staff Team.

We are committed to keep the sense of adventure and excitement in outdoor and adventurous activities. This ensures pupils get the enjoyment, fantastic moments and personal gain from experiencing the real activity in its true environment. Being based in Cornwall, near the Devon border, means spectacular locations: we abseil down cliffs not scaffold towers! This is made possible by effective risk-assessment, a wealth of experience and a highly qualified, experienced team of staff.

As well as the opportunity to enjoy and experience new activities our staff team understand the personal and social educational learning opportunities that can be gained through the outdoors. They have the skills to create meaningful learning experiences in a positive learning environment. We engage pupils in fun and active reviews where they reflect and think about what they have learned about themselves and others from the experience and how they could benefit from these insights both back at school and in other areas of their life. They are encouraged to express and share feelings and opinions and during these reviews they often discover new choices and possibilities for themselves.

 

 

Abseiling| Sea Cliffs| Outdoor Adventure| School Trip

 

Celebrating Success

We give pupils many opportunities to experience success and to celebrate their achievements, leading to greater self confidence and improved self esteem. A significant benefit is that pupils learn to accept and respect peoples differences and this can often change attitudes and values over the longer term. Trust and team spirit are built throughout the week developing and improving relationships between each other and teachers.

The students’ residential experience supports many aspects of the schools’ curriculum such as key skills, PSHE work and citizenship.

Following a trip at Outdoor Adventure, teachers and parents often say pupils have become more co-operative, independent and receptive.

Customising your school’s programme

Every programme we run is customised to the group visiting. This ensures we deliver what you want and that the outcomes for your pupils and schools are achieved. We are flexible and do not make you fit into a standard programme.
We help and advise you in choosing your day and evening activities. Even once you are here, we still remain flexible with changes to the programme. Free time is kept to the minimum with careful thought to session times both in the day and evening.

 

  • "The instructors’ understanding of the children was exemplary and they pitched the instruction level perfectly. The target setting and reinforcement at the beginning and end of each activity left the children in no doubt what they had achieved. In short, we achieved so much more than we have at other Centres." M.S Ridley

    Beechwood Park School

  • "Your staff were friendly, welcoming, confidence-inspiring, knowledgeable and keen to ensure that all involved both enjoyed the activities and learnt something from them. There was an excellent balance on all activities between fun and education and a reassuring emphasis on safety. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending OA for a challenging and enjoyable educational experience." Bruce Paton 

    Whitstone Head School

  • "You will be highly recommended as a result of this trip. Not only were the members of your team highly qualified and very experienced, their interpersonal skills were excellent and the teaching was always of a high standard." Cathy Gower, PGCE Physical Education Co-ordinator

    Brunel University

  • "I have been to many activity centres in the UK during my career and Outdoor Adventure has been the best by far. The staff, food, accommodation and activities were outstanding. " Lisa Boag

    St Chadds School, Essex