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National Trust Brancaster Activity Centre Residential School Trip Norfolk - Brancaster Activity Taster Day – Saturday 24th March 2018 9am to 4.30pm

Ever wondered what schools get up to whilst staying at Brancaster Activity Centre? Have you thought about bringing your class to a residential on the North Norfolk Coast?

We invite you to join us for a FREE teacher taster day so you can experience just what we have to offer. With fun activities for you to try, it’s also a chance to meet our friendly and professional team to chat about all the benefits a stay with us can bring. A delicious lunch and refreshments included. Two places per school.

Venue: The National Trust Brancaster Activity Centre

Town: Brancaster Staithe, Kings Lynn

                      Web: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brancaster-activity-centre

                              Email: Brancaster@nationaltrust.org.uk

                                      Call: Sarah Gore-Clough 01328 738 088

Starts 24-03-2018
Ends 24-03-2018
Cut off date 24-03-2018

Usual price: £399 for a private hire / £17.50 per climber incl. optional challenges
Discounted price: £299 for a private hire [90 minutes] / £12.50 per climber incl. optional challenges
Valid: Monday - Friday

Our discounted rate, designed for schools and youth groups, gives 25% off of our flat rate, and also includes flexible per-person arrangements for smaller groups. Allowing you to save money on your booking – and put it towards your students.

Clip ‘n Climb School sessions are booked via appointment – and usually take place on the hour from 2pm – 6pm Monday to Friday. Alternative times on weekdays are available by prior appointment.

We offer four different types of school experience:

Explore Session

This is where the children have free range of the arena to ‘Explore’ and find their comfort levels on the walls. Our instructors are on hand to provide assistance and encouragement throughout. This is an ideal session for the first time a school group has visited Clip ‘n Climb. The main learning outcomes are developing confidence and provide the opportunity for children to face any fear of heights and challenges.

Team Building Session

This is where we get the group into teams and give them challenges to complete. As well as the learning outcomes achieved from our Explore sessions, Team sessions also help with problem solving and the ability to work in teams.

Examples of this include:

Wall Golf: Each touch of the wall is counted as a stroke as the climber ascends the wall,

Points Challenge: Each wall has multiple ways to complete it, with increasing points awarded according to difficulty. Climbers add their points to for each wall to their team score

Challenge Session

Two of our walls are particularly suited to competitive scoring:

Triffid – Our hardest wall. We keep a Roll of Honour for each climber who makes it to the top

Speed Wall – The speed of ascend is timing on a clock built into the wall. Times are recorded for each climber.

We keep a record for each group and this can be used to compare other groups from the same school. This is mostly aimed Key Stage 3.

While there is a competition element to both challenges, one of the very positive things about climbing is that it is very much about challenging yourself. We find that walls such as the Triffid and Speed Wall are more about climbers challenging themselves either to reach the top in the case of Triffid, or complete the wall in the fastest time, Speed Wall.

Rock Stars

For schools that will bringing in the same group on a regular basis, we offer our Rock Star programme which is based on the one we run for our successful after school club.

This involves structured sessions with varied activities, with time split between working towards the Rock Stars Awards and a variety of games and challenges.

The Rock Stars Awards are a set of standards that climbers work towards, which progress in difficulty. They involve a mixture of completing walls, completing the walls in set ways and confirm understanding of safety issues. Children can work towards Bronze, Silver, Gold, Training Ninja, Ninja and Training silent Ninja. Certificates are issued for each award and progress is kept in a log book.

Sessions at Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge produce a host of valuable learning and development outcomes for your students including:

• Confidence building

• Experience of facing fears and overcoming challenges

• Problem solving

• Team work

This is done is a fun and engaging way, giving children the chance to experience an alternative sport that improves flexibility, balance and core strength.

Clip ‘n Climb can support your term time activities in a number of ways:

• Your physical education curriculum

• Other subjects on the curriculum using climbing as a learning tool

• An after-school club activity

• A school trip location

• Start of year confidence building sessions

• Practice sessions for any adventure training trips

£299 per group / £12.50 per person

Venue: Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge
Town: Cambridge
Web: https://clipnclimbcambridge.wordpress.com/about/schools/
Email: hello@clipnclimbcambridge.co.uk
Call: 01223941700

Starts 01-12-2017
Cut off date 31-12-2017

A visit to a Dogs Trust rehoming centre is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to see what happens ‘behind the scenes’ at the UK’s largest dog welfare charity. Our rehoming centre tours are conducted by our team of passionate and knowledgeable Education Officers who make the experience fun and interesting.

Starts 01-12-2017
Ends 31-12-2017
Cut off date 31-12-2017

Discounted price: 1 teacher goes free when 10 student places are booked!

We understand that residentials are timely to organise, and the cost can soon become very expensive. We’ve done everything we can to help make this process easy for schools by introducing package deals and free teacher places!

Venue: Eaton Vale Activity Centre

Town: Norwich

Web: http://www.eatonvale.co.uk/

Email: office@eatonvale.co.uk

Call: 01603 501228

Starts 01-12-2017
Ends 02-03-2018
Cut off date 02-03-2018

Discounted price: Up to 20% discount available (minimum numbers apply)


Valid from/to:  February / March / April 2018


Why is this offer fabulous for school trips?

We will help your students build character and resilience as they learn about independent living and the skills needed for their future. Escape the bustle of the classroom and let the great outdoors welcome you as you benefit from close proximity to the sea, where your students will explore beautiful sandy beaches, vast fields, a wide open sky and a host of coastal wildlife whilst experiencing the beauty and charm of the coastline, here in Norfolk. At the Activity Centre, where you will have sole occupancy, we aim to get students and teachers outside as much time as possible doing activities with our fully qualified learning and engagement team; watch your students having fun whilst boosting attainment and personal skills.


Call: Sarah Gore-Clough 01328 738 088 or E-mail: Brancaster@nationaltrust.org.uk 

National Trust Brancaster Activity Centre
Brancaster Staithe

Web-address: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brancaster-activity-centre 

Starts 01-12-2017
Ends 30-04-2018
Cut off date 30-04-2018

Our general school activities package

Usual price: £4.75

Discounted price: £4.25

Valid from/to: 1st October 2017 – 31st March 2018

Venue: The Raptor Foundation

Town: The Heath, St Ives Road, Woodhurst, Cambs

Web: http://www.raptorfoundation.org.uk/

Email: info@raptorfoundation.org.uk

Call: Liz Blows 01487 741140

Starts 01-12-2017
Ends 31-03-2018
Cut off date 31-03-2018

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