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Primary education groups
If you are looking for an outdoor education experience for primary education we can work with you to provide a tailor made activity programme to match both curricular and student needs.
We offer one day activity courses either on site in your school grounds or off site at a venue local to you. We also offer residential school trips with accommodation, transport and a full programme of varied activities included.
As our programmes are tailored to meet your learning objectives, we will take time to understand your requirement and tailor the activities to meet the needs of the group.
We can work with you to tailor activities to meet curriculum requirements for key stage 1 (age 5-7) and key stage 2 (age 7-11).
More information on our courses
We support the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement and promoting a sense of wellbeing as well as opportunities to develop skills and self-confidence. Our activities give pupils contact with the outside world, offer unique experiences and build creativity and imagination. The children will leave energised and talking for months to come about the exciting experiences they have shared.
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.
The benefits of our courses include:
- enhanced learning
- increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- increased independence and responsibility
- improved communication and team work skills
- increased resilience and determination
- face challenges and gain experience in the outdoors
- learn trust and respect
- builds friendships amongst students
- enhances pupil/teacher relationships
- can form the foundation of life-long interests
- improved health and wellbeing
- ability to empathise and understand new perspectives
- increased aspirations and motivation
- increased knowledge and understanding of the outdoors and natural environment
Yvette Leece Deputy Head Teacher, Rectory CE Primary School
This year our school holiday was one of best that we have ever had. It was enjoyed by both children and staff alike. It was physically challenging and the children all felt that they had achieved something by the end of it. The two instructors that were allocated to our group were excellent and could not be faulted in any way. They were truly professional. They engaged with every single child and they couldn’t do enough for us. We had pupils with additional needs (autism) and both James and Will were absolutely brilliant with them all. The positive praise and encouragement that they demonstrated was commendable and we most definitely would love to work with them again.
Carnegie Great Outdoors will provide all the specialist equipment necessary for your child to participate in our activities. Daily safety and equipment checks are made by our Course Directors and risk assessments have been carried out for all activities and sites in which we operate. You will be given a kit list which identifies clothing that will be required for your child.
Please be advised:
- Clothing and equipment will become wet and dirty during the residential
- Denim jeans are not suitable for any of the activities
- Please bring extra synthetic t-shirts and underwear for each wet activity
- Boots are recommended to have ‘good tread’ and ankle support
- Please remember to provide any medication your child needs for the week. Inform the teacher/group leader and highlight your child’s medical needs on the Medical Consent Form which will be provided.
- Personal items are not covered by our insurance and although your child may wish to bring valuable items (i.e. cameras, jewellery, etc.) this is at your own risk
Safety is our primary concern. As providers of adventurous activities to children and young people under the age of 18, we are required by law to operate with the use of an AALA licence. This licence will ensure, through the guidance provided by its inspectors that we not only offer courses to young people safely, but that all our courses are delivered in line with recognised industry best practice.
We work with the aid of Technical Advisors and other experienced staff and have established a system of policies and procedures to ensure our clients get the most from our programmes without being exposed to unnecessary risk. We aim to provide appropriately challenging experiences while ensuring all members of our parties are not exposed to undue risk or danger.
Our licence number is R1845. This licence covers:
- Open Canoeing
- Improvised Rafting
- Rock Climbing
- Hill Walking & Mountaineering
- Gorge Scrambling
- Sea Level Traversing
- Ice Climbing
- Pot Holing
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding