Region: South East

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Kennington, Ashford, Kent TN25 4AJ

Contact: 0800 655 6564

Website: http://www.kingswood.co.uk

Description

A unique learning experience just outside London – young people can debate at length in the courtroom, broadcast from our radio station and pit themselves against some of the UK’s most exciting adventure activities, including our unique Sky Climb that can accommodate a whole class. The centre is also easily accessible for international groups, just minutes from the Eurostar terminal.

With stimulating environments, state of the-art facilities and highly qualified instructors, we can work with you to go beyond classroom teaching and textbook theory. Accelerated learning by doing and the ultimate adventure activity experience; a chance to enhance education, put theory into practice and encourage independence, self-awareness and teamwork every day.

Our educationally rich modules and sessions are designed to complement current curricula and exam criteria and provide a stimulating learning opportunity outside the classroom for maximum academic benefit. Young people are equipped with the knowledge, key values and important PLTS skills to encourage them to think for themselves and adapt what they learn; to analyse problems and find solutions at every turn; to embrace challenges with enthusiasm and adopt a positive mental attitude to life and change.

Benefits gained are immense, from the development of a healthy self-awareness and empathy for others and their environment, to an increase in concentration, to a greater level of respect for those – both teachers and peers alike – who have shared the same journey.

With all programmes tailored to help you meet your objectives, and unlimited help and guidance available every step of the way, at Kingswood we can provide that perfect blend of excitement, creative learning and adventure to meet your needs and requirements.


Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?


• Superb 50-acre site that can accommodate large groups giving everyone plenty of room to explore.

• 25,000 sq. ft. sports hall and indoor pool complex for all-weather activity sessions.

• Over 40 activities including triple zipwires, 3G swing and double descender to build teamwork and get students enjoying the outdoors.

• Media centre including high-tech ICT lab and radio station, ideal for memorable interactive modules and sessions.

• Blu-ray cinema offering the perfect place for young people to wind down.

• Dorms sleep 2-8 children with separate teacher accommodation and facilities.

• Separate kitchen to allow for multi-faith catering.

• Excellent transport links to the rest of the UK, just one hour from London and minutes from the Eurostar terminal.

 

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We tailor make all our programmes to fit with the needs of the group, please visit our website at
http://www.kingswood.co.uk to find out more about the programmes we offer.

 

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyuMDITz1d8


Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?


http://www.facebook.com/kingswoodcentres

https://twitter.com/Kingswood_


This venue has the following accreditation:


Quality Badge awarded by Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

British Activity Providers Association

Association of Language Travel Organizations

British Educational Travel Association

Adventure mark

Adventure Activities Licensing Authority

Institute for Outdoor Learning

British Council for the teaching of English

 

What size groups do they cater for?

10-630

 

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

Welcome Guides, Teacher Pre-Visit Packs, Launching to parents and our latest offers are available on our Website.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Please speak to our team regarding any photographic or AV requirements.

 

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

For information about booking and risk assessments please view our health and safety page at http://www.kingswood.co.uk/why-kingswood/health-safety

 

What does it cost?

All our programs are tailor made to suit each schools individual needs. For more information or a personalised quote, please call us on 0800 655 6564.

 

Is specific clothing required?


All requirements for your trip are explained in the pre-visit packs.

Do you have first aid on site?

There is always a fully qualified first aider on site for any medical emergencies.

 

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?


Following a multi-million pound upgrade, this former state of the art Police Training Centre is already being hailed as the best Educational activity centre anywhere within Europe. The new centre is just minutes from J9 of the M20 and consists of almost 200,000 sq ft and 50 acres of educational, adventure, sports and recreational facilities within a fully secure 50 acre site.


Grosvenor Hall represents a new standard in the provision of learning outside the classroom with superb teacher and student accommodation, a 25,000 sq ft sports hall, a 25m swimming pool and a £1m high-adrenaline activity park. The activity park includes some of the most exciting sessions available in the UK including the unique Sky Climb installation which can cater for an entire school group, a double-power fan, Triple Zip Wire, Climbing and Abseiling towers and double 3G swings.


The educational programme features some totally new learning experiences including the Curriculus maze, kid’s court, media centre with its own radio station and high tech ICT block. We have a Blu-ray cinema, radio station, indoor and outdoor laser arena and recreation club.


Sleeping accommodation consists of student rooms that sleep between 2 and 8 and high quality mainly single en-suite teacher rooms. For night supervision all student accommodation blocks have fully equipped teacher lounges nearby. The substantial dining facility can cater for multi-faith groups simultaneously through separate dedicated kitchens.

New Teacher bedroom facilities: complete with contemporary furnishings, tea and coffee making facilities and radio-alarm/iPod docking stations.


Are there disabled facilities?

Please get in touch as this is assessed on a case by case basis, please call us on 0800 655 6564.

 

What are your opening days and hours?

Centres are open 7 days a week all year round.

Key travel times

Key travel times by road: Canterbury: 40min,Maidstone: 1h, Bromley: 1hr, Basildon: 1hr 30min, Guildford: 2hrs, Epping: 2hrs, London: 2hrs, Brighton: 2hrs, Slough: 2hrs 10min

 

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

“We had a fantastic time where I was able to watch the resilience of my pupils grow day
to day as well as their understanding of team work.” - Northaw Primary


Age of Children / Pupils: 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Bushcraft Green Awareness Outdoor Education Outdoor Pursuits Personal Development-Mentoring Picnic Areas Residential School Trips Sports Team Building Water Sports Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Citizenship Environmental Studies Geography ICT MFL PE PSHE Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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