Educational groups

Why choose Carnegie Great Outdoors

If you are looking for an outdoor education experience for a school, college or university, we can work with you to provide a tailor-made programme to match both curricular and student needs.

Our activity programmes can also be used to build the confidence and skills of young people during the critical transition phases between primary and secondary, to sixth form, or starting college or University. These types of courses are very popular and leave a lasting impression with the students involved.

We can design a one-day activity course for your group or a residential trip with a full programme of varied activities. Through our relationships with multiple accommodation providers we have access to a variety of country houses, bunkhouses, camping barns, hotels, hostels, and campsites in stunning rural, coastal and city locations throughout the UK.

Need more convincing on why to choose us? 

  • Part of Leeds Beckett University with extensive experience delivering to schools
  • Passionate about Learning Outside the Classroom with LOtC Quality Badge
  • AALA licenced
  • Adventuremark approved
  • Fully qualified, friendly and experienced specialist activity instructors with first aid and DBS checks
  • Public liability insurance included
  • All specialist equipment included
  • Choice of venues and locations throughout the UK
  • Tailored programmes to fit in with curriculum requirements and learning objectives
  • Dedicated project manager and Course Director throughout booking and programme
  • No hidden extras, fully inclusive price

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Youth and community projects

We are proud to deliver activity programmes for youth and community groups, helping people to make extraordinary friendships, learn new skills and create unforgettable memories.

Funding opportunities

We are keen to encourage as many individuals and groups to enjoy the benefits of our range of activities. To facilitate this, some of the current funding opportunities you may be able to apply for are listed below:

YHA Educational Breaks Programmes offer support to educational groups where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where children and young people face additional social challenges.

YHA provide information and guidance on who can apply and how, please click below to find out more.

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support their disadvantaged pupils and close the attainment gap between them and their peers. Carnegie Great Outdoors is working with local schools to develop outdoor activities programmes that can play a great role in the pupil support and development programmes funded by The Pupil Premium.
The Institute for Outdoor Learning recognises that the biggest barrier to people learning and developing through outdoor activity is securing the funds. There are many potential sources of funding as a user or provider of outdoor learning, ranging from public sector grants channelled through schools, through independent trusts that recognise the societal benefits of outdoor learning, to large corporates with social benefit programmes. This site provides links to potential sources of funds and further advice.