Region: South East England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Accommodation & Residential Trips

Address: Old Schools Buildings, Hill Way Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight PO35 5PH

Contact: 0800 655 6564

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

Description

With stunning views over Whitecliff Bay and offering direct beach access, this 100-acre clifftop centre is a hit with students of all ages. The Isle of Wight offers superb study opportunities, both for tourism, regeneration and the environment – and it is well known for being a rich source of fossils, bones and dinosaur remains.


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?


• Unique location engages students with the feel of travelling somewhere very special.

• Perfect for environmental, history and tourism studies along the Jurassic coast, on the beach and in the towns.

• Set in a Site of Special Scientific Interest with plenty of natural habitats for students to explore.

• Over 40 activities including 3G swing and leap of faith to stretch students and help bolster their confidence.

• Specialist watersports sessions available on a life-guard patrolled beach accessed directly from the centre at certain times of year.

• Dorms sleep 4-12 children, with separate en-suite teacher accommodation.

• Comprehensive investment works recently completed to enhance your experience with more comfortable accommodation and a wider choice of facilities.


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?

10-450

 

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?


The Isle of Wight centre has a thrilling adventure activity programme and facilities include an exhilarating 3G Swing, quad and kart tracks, a high ropes course, indoor and outdoor climbing facilities, archery ranges, swimming pool, fencing studio, underground caving complex, abseiling towers and zipwire.


It is perfect for environmental, history and tourism studies along the Jurassic coast, on the beach and in the towns.

There are specialist watersports sessions available on a life-guard patrolled beach accessed directly from the centre at certain times of year.

Dorms sleep 4-12 children, with separate en-suite teacher accommodation. Comprehensive investment works recently completed to enhance your experience with more comfortable accommodation and a wider choice of facilities.

 

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: Portsmouth: 2hrs, Southampton: 2hr 30min, Salisbury: 3hrs, Brighton: 3hrs, Basingstoke: 3hrs, Bournemouth: 4hrs, London: 4hrs, Reading: 4hrs, Bath: 4hrs, Exeter: 5hrs

 

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


“Everyone leaves the centre a little prouder, braver and more challenged.” - St Ives School


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

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

Accommodation Type: Bunkhouses Outdoor Residential Centres


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