OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ON LAND OR WATER DESIGNED FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHILDREN
The unique experience of the outdoors is impossible to replicate within the confines of the classroom. Not only that, it can’t be replicated in a computer game, on a tablet or on a smartphone, despite what some children might argue! Many parents find it difficult to wrestle the devices away from their children. Outdoor activity centres for secondary schools are the perfect answer to get children off the couch and into the great outdoors where they can try new sports and activities, develop skills in problem-solving, team work, communication and leadership and learn the subtleties of fostering positive relationships with their peers. All these newly acquired aptitudes and attitudes can be taken with the children on to the next important stage in their lives, be it further education or the world of work.
Research undertaken by Plymouth University revealed “a significant drop in the amount of time spent outside as a child moves from primary to secondary education.” We believe, therefore, that it is essential that good healthy living habits are encouraged at this critical stage in children’s lives and that outdoor activity school residentials provide an excellent opportunity to do this.
South Cerney Outdoor will ensure that the correct balance is struck between providing the right environment for fostering independence and ensuring all children are safe. We can draw upon a coaching team with over 100 years of collective experience and which is expert at designing bespoke programmes for individual schools.
South Cerney Outdoor can provide secondary school outdoor taster sessions, half-days or full days, individually designed around your particular curriculum or pupil requirements. Alternatively, we can offer residential trips for schools, with a full and varied programme of land and water based activities.