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Rockley’s mission is to provide the BEST possible outdoor education experience for children of school age. With six fabulous centres located across Dorset and south west France, Rockley provides a safe, secure and happy setting for young people to experience a high-quality residential trip away from home.
Our range of water and land-based adventurous activities, offers diverse learning experiences which empower young people to take on new challenges, enhance their progress in learning and succeed outside the classroom. Students will develop knowledge, understanding, resilience, teamwork and a sense of pride in undertaking on challenges. With such a varied choice of activities to enjoy from kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, windsurfing and catamaran sailing to climbing, tomahawk throwing, rifle shooting, archery and bushcraft, such opportunities as part of their education will only enhance their progress in learning and support a range of positive social and learning outcomes.
Our centres have also been specifically selected to enhance both the pupil and group leader experience. Our three centres in south west France are located on freshwater lakes in the beautiful Aquitaine region, fringed by forests and sandy beaches and just a few miles from the fabulous Atlantic Coast. As well as two centres based in Poole, our newest UK centre – Buddens, lies in the heart of the historic and beautiful Isle of Purbeck and Jurassic Coast, boasting 96 acres of natural countryside, heathland, woodland and plantations. It is the perfect adventure playground and is well placed for day trips to local attractions including Corfe Castle, Brownsea Island and Dorset Adventure Waterpark.
With over 45 years of experience in providing activity trips, we have an enviable reputation for our high safety standards, which are rigorously applied at all our centres throughout the UK and France.
Being part of the Rockley group, we are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of excellence – all staff members have been chosen for their enthusiasm, passion for the outdoors and their ability to instil a sense of fun into all aspects of your trip: from teaching to our programme of evening activities.
We also strive to ensure that the process of booking a trip from your initial enquiry to when you return home is as easy and stress free as possible! This will include a visit or virtual meeting to talk through your trip with you, other teachers and school management, help with your LEA and / or school proposal (and provide you with risk assessments), launch your activity trip either virtually or at a school assembly or pupil presentation, host a parent’s evening and be there to answer any questions throughout the process. We can also provide posters, flyers and promotional material to help you generate interest
We know that being outside in a natural and safe environment, trying new things, challenging yourself and having fun promotes emotional, physical and mental wellbeing, and that all of these attributes are essential in order for young people to be successful in academia. Outdoor, high quality residential trips are fantastic at promoting a positive outlook and are an essential part of a young person’s time at school. By combing these invaluable experiences with classroom teaching, we will continue to encourage a generation of young people who feel inspired to achieve amazing things, both inside and outside the classroom.
Our range of adventure trips can be designed to support all of your pupils’ educational requirements – from day visits to 3- and 5-day residential trips. Speak to our team about a bespoke activity trip and enjoy your next big adventure!
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