"Out of classroom learning makes a unique contribution to a child’s education and offers many benefits to them, not least developing a sense of place and wonder for the world around them " - Barry Sheerman MP, Chairman of the Education and Skills Select Committee
In addition to our residential and day programmes, we can now come to your school or youth club to deliver some of our learning activities!
We work in partnership with your school to develop a personal and social development programme. Pupils take part in outdoor adventurous activities, in a familiar setting, focusing on emotional intelligence, making positive contributions to group working and raising levels of engagement.
Our programmes are tailor made to suit the needs of your group. Our experienced staff will facilitate learning through goal setting and reviewing sessions throughout the programme.
We organise an initial meeting where we can then create a tailor make programme to suit the needs of your class.
- “We need to work on their listening skills...”
- “They don’t work together...”
- “They need to learn to think about others...”
If any of these sound familiar, one of our qualified and highly experienced staff can come to your school with all equipment and deliver a selection of activities to improve your classes team work, social skills and communication whilst working alongside the curriculum. Cross curricular links can be made with numeracy, geography and physical education.
If you would like to know more about Outreach, please contact our Chief Instructor - Outreach, Emma Casey at Emma.Casey@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or call the Centre on 01480 810521.
- Every child is included.
- Learning takes place with the whole class.
- Transferable learning across the curriculum.
- The group is active, out of the classroom with clear learning aims.
- Minimal administration.
- Pupil Premium can be used.
- No coach travel or cover teacher costs.
- Sustainable as teachers can gain knowledge and develop skills to deliver certain activities in the future.
Activities Available include:
- Team Challenges, Communication Exercises, Problem Solving and Initiative Tasks – We use the Plan/Do/Review Module to ensure young people are engaged in planning a task, and a full debrief and review is performed to ensure the learning outcomes are emphasised.
- Orienteering – Our instructors can draw up basic maps to allow orienteering to take part in your outdoor space, which can then be added to your resources. We can start with basic games to allow the children to build on their knowledge of maps, symbols, navigation and 4 and 6 figure grid references, and can build up to an orienteering competition on your school grounds. Great as a cross curricular link with geography and maths and can also develop confidence, independence and teamwork and is accessible for all.
- Bushcraft – This can include building shelters, the art of fire lighting, and foraging, allowing children to be at one with nature, and allows children to make positive contributions to the environment whilst learning how to work together and communicate successfully as well as taking responsibility for their actions and decisions.
- Archery – Accessible, Fun and Challenging– This activity can work on perseverance, target setting and improves self esteem– when they hit that gold, anything is possible...
All activities have been risk assessed and are run by fully trained and qualified instructors.
Please take a look at our sample 12 week Outreach Programme, each programme is tailor made to specific school learning outcomes. If you would like more information about our Outreach Programmes. please contact our Lead Instructor - Outreach, Emma Casey at Emma.Casey@cambridgeshire.gov.uk or call the Centre on 01480 810521.