Region: West Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Barn Lane, Nr Albrighton, Staffordshire WV7 3AW

Contact: 0800 655 6564

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

Description

Young people feel instantly at home here at the original Kingswood centre. Purpose-built for school groups, students benefit from first-class study and adventure facilities in an idyllic location overlooking the picturesque beauty of the Wrekin and Clee Hills. And it’s less than 10 minutes from the M54 so it’s easily accessible too.

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 and 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?


• Set in unspoilt countryside for inspiring outdoor learning opportunities.

• Compact centre particularly suited to younger people.

• Dorms sleep 6-14 children and are close to teacher rooms and night lounges, enabling easy teacher supervision.

• A range of activities including quad biking and power climb to increase self-confidence and promote leadership skills.

• Purpose-built facilities make this perfect for school groups.

• Completely refurbished ICT labs and study areas to enhance the learning experience.

 

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

 

What size groups do they cater for?

10-270

 

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?


This compact centre is particularly ideal for younger students and with all the facilities within easy reach of the main buildings, makes close teacher supervision easier. This ease is furthered by the close proximity of night lounges, situated at the end of each pupil dormitory corridor. All teacher rooms are close to pupil dormitories and contain en-suite bathrooms. Young pupils are kept safe and secure with boundary fencing and security gates around the centre.


Even though Staffordshire is more compact than our other centres, it still has a fantastic range of adventure activities to keep pupils smiling. Come rain or shine there’s always a raft of activities from team building pursuits like Team Challenge and Indoor Initiatives, to high-adrenaline adventures in the outdoor activity park, such as Zipwire and Quad Biking.


The cluster of modern buildings houses completely refurbished ICT labs and facilities that meet the demands of our programmes combining cross-curricular subject areas in ICT, Science and Environmental including Citizenship and PHSE.

 

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: Wolverhampton: 30min, Birmingham: 1hr, Derby: 1hr 30min, Stoke-on-Trent: 1hr 30min, Leicester: 2hrs, Liverpool: 2hrs, Manchester: 2hrs, Bristol: 2hr 30min, Cardiff: 3hrs, London: 4hrs

 

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

“The complete package is perfect for us. The visit has become an integral part of our Year 4 programme, and we look forward to many more years to come!” - Oakthorpe Primary School


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

Type of Visit: Adventure Playgrounds Bushcraft Green Awareness Motorsports 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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