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Mobile Outreach for Schools + Colleges

Save on transport costs to kick start your outdoor adventure offer.

We can deliver a full-day multi-activity programme at your school. The problem-solving activities, which are facilitated with groups of children, are fun, active (and interactive), and children develop the ‘social and emotional competancies‘ required for effective team-working and individual success. We prefer to deliver sessions outdoors; however they can take place indoors in a large space (e.g. school hall) in the event of inclement weather. Although the Outreach L and D does not have the challenge at height of the Ropes Course, it is challenging in a very different way. Our facilitation alongside the activities encourage students to operate outside of their ‘comfort zone’ in order for personal and team development to take place.

10% Discount during low season. Call 01384 429866 for more details

Active outdoor learning to develop teams and individuals

Our special programme of activities will help fulfil your National Curriculum requirement for ‘taking part in outdoor and adventure activity challenges both individually and within a teamThe various activities that Challenge Academy provide create a learning and development environment that facilitates the development of Reslience, Social and Emotional skills and a Metacognitive approach. These soft skills are known to raise performance across the school curriculum and are recognised as a tool for helping whole school improvement.

Programme 1 - ideal for ages 8 -11 year olds - focus on fun and teamwork

Our facilitators will deliver a session with a focus on engagement, positive communication and language, and team spirit.  Tasks will be active and fun.

Half Day £7.50 per person.Sessions last from 90 minutes to 2hrs.  Minimum numbers 20 

Full Day £10 per person.   2 Sessions lasting from 90 minutes to 2hrs.  Minimum numbers 20.  

Following discounts are available.  Discounted by 10% during low season and/or 10% discount for numbers over 60.  Prices exclude vat.

‘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

Programme 2 - for ages 11+ challenge and problem solving tasks to develop core team values.

We bring a higher level of facilitation to these sessions with more emphasis on planning, reviewing and improving performance.  There is a deliberate focus on transferrable skills and the application of behaviours in other learning contexts and social situations, so aiding social and mental wellbeing.

Half Day £10 per person.Sessions last from 90 minutes to 2hrs.  Minimum numbers 20 

Full Day £15 per person.  Sessions last from 90 minutes to 2hrs.  Minimum numbers 20.  

Following discounts are available.  Discounted by 10% during low season and/or 10% discount for numbers over 60.  Prices exclude vat.

“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”  Oldbury Academy

Programme 3 - suited to smaller groups where there is a specific focus or desired outcome

Effective facilitation of the activities by our most senior facilitators makes improved performance so explicit that once learning groups understand how they achieved this they can use their knowledge as a reference point for improved performance in specific areas of their lives. Transference of these skills to different learning environments is highlighted throughout.

Half Day from £15 per person. Sessions last from 90 minutes to 2hrs.  Minimum numbers 10.  Exact price dependant on numbers and nature of course.

These programmes can form part of Challenge Academy’s progressive courses, having a focus on such things as employment skills, effective leadership etc.

“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”. Telford College of Arts and Technology

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Our Mobile Outreach Programmes have been used successfully with a wide range of groups: schools, colleges, NEET groups, Pupil Referral Units, staff groups, corporate groups, in prisons and much more. All of our programmes are engaging, fun and with a focus on developing the following core skills:

  • TRUST: Understanding how trust works and how to build it.
  • COMMUNICATION: How to watch, listen and interpret others effectively.
  • UNITY: Connecting with others to develop both individually and as a team.
  • RESILIENCE:Improving the ability to bounce back when faced with challenges.
  • RESPONSIBILITY: Taking ownership and harnessing the power to shape outcomes.
  • CREATIVITY: Fostering and enabling creativity and original thought.
  • RESOLUTION: Showing how conclusions are reached and next steps agreed.
  • PROGRESSION: Ways to achieve the desired outcome and continue to develop.

Participants are facilitated to assess, plan, do, review and adapt to improve performance and outcomes.

 
 
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These courses can be delivered over a half-day, full day or in a series of 2-3 hour sessions over a number of weeks, depending on your group’s needs and the outcomes you desire.

The resource we use to facilitate these courses ‘Terra Firma – Bags of Character’, which includes resources for over 50 activities, review and evaluation tools, and a comprehensive Manual, is also available to buy from Challenge Academy and includes facilitation training for 2 members of staff.

By the end of the sessions, your students will have a greater understanding of the core skills and how these can benefit them (school life and lifelong learning). Students will also have had great fun undertaking a variety of challenging and adventurous activities which have involved them in communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.

Educational Relevance  Challenge Academy is led by experienced teachers and ex-military instructors.  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.
  • Enrichment days, reward, inclusion 
  • Leadership pathways – prefects, 6th form Induction.
  • CPD Staff training and development.
  • OFQUAL 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.

Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge Baggeridge Adventure Hub has been inspected by the Council for Learning Outside the  Classroom and awarded the LOTC Quality Badge as  recognition that our organisation:

  • Engages in an ongoing process to sustain high quality learning outside the classroom
  • Meets all of the ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ Quality Badge indicators

Download our LOTC Quality Badge Certificate here

Our Packages: You might want to climb, swing, jump or do something with feet firmly on the ground.  Whatever it is we have something for everyone, all ages and all abilities.  Our aim is to get everyone outdoors, adventurous, active, working as a team and having fun.  Click on the boxes below to find out more.  Still not sure what to do?  Please email us at info@challengeacademy.co.uk or call us on 01384 429866

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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.

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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 can be  provided on request.

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

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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.

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Pay & Play is available for booking online if you want to guarantee your place and time on our course. You could also take a chance and visit without booking. Details & opening times are on our website, so click on the link below.

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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 resources and our expertise to deliver an engaging, fun-filled, learning experience.

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