EDUCATION FOR ALL ABILITIES

Our Adventure Hubs have been designed to accommodate high numbers, allowing schools and colleges to bring ‘whole year groups’ if required. Our sites are ideal for students of all ages and abilities. A range of programmes can be provided to meet your needs. Our programmes include a wide range of activities: high ropes, team climbing challenges, aerial trekking courses, climbing walls and powerfan descenders. Activities can also be supplemented and supported by our innovative ground-based challenges.

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EDUCATIONAL RELEVANCE

All of our courses and programmes are appropriate to your educational needs, relevant to the following examples of the school learning profile:

  • Quality assured resources, training and development.
  • Cross-curricular links to the National Curriculum.
  • Inclusion Groups.
  • Enrichment days, reward.
  • Leadership pathways – prefects, 6th form Induction.
  • CPD Staff training and development.
  • Nationally accredited courses.

 

 

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Our staff at Challenge Academy undergo constant training and standardisation to ensure that your experience is positive and safe:

  • Institute for Outdoor Learning – Accredited Practitioner for IOL.
  • Member of the British Activity Provider Association (BAPA)
  • AIM Awards – Enhanced Quality Mark – OFQUAL approved awarding organisation.
  • All staff hold a current DBS and are fully trained to deliver engaging and safe opportunities for learning.
  • Challenge Academy is led by experienced teachers and ex-military instructors.

Programme 1

Aerial Traverses and Climbing Challenges – Fun, personal challenge, engaging and experiential learning – ideal for KS 1/2 reward and enrichment. We sometimes combine this with fun activities on the ground.

  • For ages 5+.
  • Half Day Only
  • Low Season (Oct-Apr) £10
  • High Season (May-Sep) £12
  • Prices exclude VAT
  • Minimum 20 participants.

Programme 2

Multi-Activity Day, Aerial Traverses, Climbing Challenges and Team Challenges – Fun, individual/team challenge, personal/team development and focus on learning. Ideal for enrichment, whole year groups and large groups with specific outcomes.

  • For ages 8 +.
  • Low Season (Oct-Apr) Half Day – £12.50 Full Day – £17.50
  • High Season (May-Sep) Half Day – £15 Full Day – £20
  • Prices exclude VAT
  • Minimum 16 participants

Programme 3

Facilitated Programme, Aerial Traverses, Climbing Challenges and Team Challenges – Personalised learning, specific focus, changing behaviour, improving performance and attainment. Ideal for an alternative provision, phased training, personalised programmes, inclusion groups and leadership development.

  • For ages 8 +.
  • Half Day Only
  • Low Season (Oct-Apr) £17.50
  • High Season (May-Sep) £20
  • Prices exclude VAT
  • Minimum 8 participants.

Special Needs and Inclusion

We can provide you with a memorable experience at all of our sites no matter what your needs.  Baggeridge Adventure Hub has been especially equipped to accommodate people with specific needs and we pride ourselves on providing something for everyone. We have now delivered programmes to over 200 groups with specific requirements.

Safety and Equipment

All Challenge Academy sites are equipped with modern, high-tech safety systems to ensure that students are permanently clipped on and safe. Challenge Academy provide all Personal Protective Equipment (harnesses and helmets). We do not provide waterproofs, spare shoes, umbrellas etc. It is essential that students come prepared for the weather, as getting cold and wet will affect the success of the day.

TESTIMONIALS

‘Some cracking feedback from the kids today, they really enjoyed it. And lots of positive feedback from the staff too, not only those who were with you but also others who had spoken to the students. So, thanks! Same time next year?!’ – Helen Giorgiou – Tudor Grange School

‘May I take this opportunity to thank you and your outstanding team for the superb three days you planned for us here at Oldbury Academy. The feedback I have had from staff, students, and even parents has been overwhelmingly positive and we are very grateful. Can you please pass this onto the guys that were with us, they are a credit to your organisation and I’m sure we’ll work again soon’ – Andrew Reece – Oldbury Academy

‘I just thought that I would send you a quick email to say how well the trip went on Sunday. The pupils really enjoyed themselves and it was one of the best trips that I have run all year. Your staff welcomed us and were excellent all day, especially Ali who met us and helped throughout the morning. We will definitely be coming back next year.’ – Liam Mullin – Bromsgrove School

‘My group has a wide range of physical and learning challenges, and I was impressed by the accommodating yet absolutely professional way in which all of our activities were handled.  Our less physically able learners were delighted to be able to participate in all activities in the same way as their able peers, and as such your facility provided an ideal and inclusive experience. Thanks indeed for an extremely enjoyable and highly valuable experience for all.’ – Jo Hodgkiss – Lecturer Telford College of Arts and Technology

Challenges For All

education

Challenge Academy offers a wide range of activities to ensure that your team, class or year group has an exceptional experience - whatever the age and ability. We deliver activities to promote learning. Our programmes are designed and led by ex-teachers.

corporate

Build your own Team Building Day. Something for everyone, no matter what your abilities. Delivered by our high level facilitators - we ensure that the day is fun and experience is positive for everyone. Food and refreshments provided.

Other Groups

'A superb location for your scouts, guides, church group, knitting circle etc. We can offer a fun, meaningful and memorable experience for 2 hours, half a day, or full day. Call us to discuss - you can pick and mix so that your experience suits everyone.

Party

'Parties to suit your budget and ability. If you can get a group of 10 or more (age 5+) then our Adventure Parties and Ultimate Parties offer great value. Book online to secure the exclusive slot (10am - 12pm) or call us to book a different session.

pay and play

Pay & Play is available for booking online if you want to guarantee your place and time on our courses. You could also take your chance and visit without booking. Details & opening times are on our website - we advise that you check online before visiting.

mobile outreach

Don't forget we can also bring our innovative team challenges to you. At your conference, at your school, at your club... Our senior facilitators are able to bring our resource (Terra Firma) and our expertise to deliver an engaging, fun-filled, learning experience.

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