South Cerney Outdoor Residential Centre Cirencester
Lake 12 Spine Road E, South Cerney Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5TL
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
What we offer on a school trip
South Cerney Outdoor Education Centre has been established for 40 years and has a senior coaching team with over 100 years collective experience delivering a range of water sports experiences and qualifications as well as team building, archery and orienteering.
Many of the children that visit us through schools or youth groups come back with their family to enjoy our Pay and Play boat hire, water sports clubs, courses, birthday parties or family tipi experiences.
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Our accommodation options include:
3 log cabins with capacity for 33 in bunk beds
3 large Sioux Indian tipis with capacity for 10 in each on roll mats
Large grass area for camping groups
We are able to arrange separate large tent accommodation for group leaders If required.
South Cerney Outdoor is in a quiet lake location in the Cotswold Water Park. The site is covered by 24 hour CCTV and emergency contact details of the Duty Manager is provided should you require it overnight.
Toilet and shower facilities are on-site adjacent to our accommodation, in our modern purpose built block. Key fob access is provided for changing facilities and our residential area for security.
We aim to tailor each experience to fulfill the needs and outcomes of the group which are identified during your initial enquiry and before booking.
We are able to work with you on a range of subject areas to tie the learning experience with us into the curriculum topics you are exploring in the classroom. We have also developed a range of water sports programmes that can be worked on in the classroom prior to your visit for Key Stages 1-3, exploring principles of science, geography and physical activity that relate to the activities, before applying the learning in reality through sailing, kayaking and canoeing.
These programmes have been created in conjunction with our experienced coaching team, senior education professionals and national governing bodies.
We also operate school Open Days and teacher workshops during the year to enable you to sample the activities available and provide assistance an expertise regarding visit planning, risk assessments and teacher inclusion.
Just some of our most popular packages:
Discovery Package - If you are looking for a package that encourages self discovery and personal success, we have created a series of taster activities for your young people to take part in. The learning is experiential and based on simple and safe techniques that encourage young people to take and make decisions in an unfamiliar environment. Qualified and experienced instructors will facilitate the learning through a plan, do and review approach to ensure they have fun whilst learning essential life-lessons in and around our 45 acre lake and woodland experience area.
Water Sports Experience - This package will enable young people to gain the benefits of physical activity through the exhilaration of watersports such as Kayaking, Windsurfing, Stand-Up Paddling, and Sailing. They will gain the skills and techniques to take on competitive challenges suited to their ability level, whilst building self-confidence and team working attributes. The learning is progressive and well resourced using our experienced, qualified instructors to coach and review their progress. If required we are able to adapt courses leading to nationally recognised qualifications.
Residential Packages - Take advantage of our lakeside location with bunk beds in rustic cabins, roll-mats in traditional tipis or overnight camping. We offer self-catering and fully catered packages to suit your needs and, with all activities on site, you are only a step away from the fun and challenges. We work with groups to develop personal qualities and co-operating over activities such as domestic chores wrapped around engaging and developmental activities throughout your stay. This is an excellent choice for leaders wanting positive changes in confidence, managing feelings, cultivating successful relationships and problem solving.
Re-Engage Package - Do you have individuals that struggle to fit within the traditional educational framework, or that regularly disrupt the learning experience of others? We have adapted programmes specifically developed to explore behaviour management, relationships, problem solving and communication, tailored to suit the individuals and engage them in fun yet challenging tasks that lead to positive outcomes through competition and discovery. An ideal investment for individuals qualifying for the Pupil Premium that can have a lasting positive impact both in and outside the classroom.