ACTIVE OUTDOOR LEARNING
Some schools want something more than ‘single session’ visits to our site. We can offer a number of bespoke solutions for educational establishments. You may want regular interventions or you might have a group with specific needs or outcomes. Whatever the need we are able to provide a solution at an affordable price. Have a look at some of the examples below but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you require something out of the ordinary.
A WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMMES
Challenge Academy presents a wide and ever expanding portfolio of programmes to meet the needs of schools. Navigate around this page to see if there is something that suits and then get in touch so that we can tailor your needs. If you are just looking for a single session ‘school trip’ experience then please click the button below.
SEMH OUTDOOR LEARNING PROGRAMMES
We provide an exclusive environment where we deliver learning opportunities to young people with social, emotional and mental health challenges. Our main focus is to use adventure and problem solving activities in order to move participants outside of their comfort zone into their stretch zone where they can develop positive core values. Delivered by our senior team of facilitators, including trained teachers, outdoor practitioners and ex military instructors. We do not coerce and we always operate on a ‘Challenge by Choice’ basis.
Fun, individual/team challenge, personal/team development and focus on learning. These programmes are targeted and we endeavour to always achieve desired outcomes: improved confidence, control, resilience, commitment. All in a caring, safe and positive environment. From £50 + vat per person based on 10 attending.
2-3 Session Programmes
Personalised learning, specific focus, changing behaviour, improving performance and attainment. Using a variety of experiential learning and encouragement of purposeful practice and reflection. From £50 + vat per person based on 10 attending.
6-8 Session Programmes
Progression throughout and MTQ48 Mental Toughness Measure* included. Targeted interventions may include employment skills and an element of classroom based learning is necessary. We also include an ofqual award if required (AIM Awards Personal Potential*) and a first aid qualification, dependant on ability. From £50 + vat per person based on 10 attending.
From mainstream to courses for SEN we have a number of programmes on offer for your school. Some are based on a one-hit basis and some focus on a progressive approach with a number of visits. All delivered by senior facilitators and teachers either at our site of at your location.
It is widely recognised across all sectors that ‘soft skills’ enable the qualities, behaviours and attributes needed to succeed in the workplace. Challenge Academy deliver specific services to support these qualities and behaviours. Our services have been commissioned to support different sectors.
We like to spread the good news and empower others to deliver. Our training packages and courses are intended to upskill your staff to enable delivery of our services. All training is supported by relevant approved qualifications for continuing professional development. Delivered at Baggeridge Adventure or at your location.
Challenge Academy have designed and delivered bespoke programmes to support targeted intervention for Charities, Education, Criminal Justice, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the NHS. Intervention can be delivered by our highly experienced team of professionals or we can upskill your own staff using our accredited courses.
RAF AIR CADETS
‘This equipment has become a leadership and team building ‘game changer, for the RAFAC. The quality of training and equipment that is now available to our cadets as a result of the Mobile Challenge Course is in stark contrast to the splintered planks of wood and rusty oil barrels that went before it. Challenge Academy provide a highly professional service supported by high quality robust resources that are fit for purpose and suitably pitched facilitation training. Everyone that has experienced it has bought in to the concept and there is genuine excitement about it’
Air Cadets – Training and Safety Advisor (Central and Eastern Region)
RAF COLLEGE CRANWELL
‘Thank you for the excellent training that we recently received. Challenge Academy provided excellent training and facilitation. They managed the training to meet the delegates needs who will all use the resources in different ways. Whether the resources are being used for Young People or Whole Force we are confident that the training will provide the tools we need to promote learning’
Station Training Officer RAF College Cranwell
ST BENEDICT'S SCHOOL
We invested in the kit and the training package. We received 6 hours of easy to follow, fun and comprehensive training. 8 Staff in total received the training and by the end of the session we were able to facilitate the resources feeling comfortable enough to adapt the resources for our specific teaching needs’
St Benedict’s School of Performing Arts
‘The training day was carefully structured to allow skills to develop through warm-ups, simpler to more complex tasks and group review sessions. The trainer was engaging and inclusive and knew exactly how to get the team out of its comfort zone to work harder, faster and with improved results. A good time was had by all and the team left having made fresh discoveries about colleagues and knowledge about themselves’
Curriculum Development Manager Aim Awards
‘Huge thank you again for a fantastic day last Thursday. The product is awesome and I really enjoyed the training thanks to you, you totally engaged the group and you are a brilliant facilitator. I loved the ‘aha’ moments linking to business needs, management actions and leadership skills.I’m very excited about the potential impact the BOC can have not only in Fitness First but UAE. I’ve already been thinking about which activities link to different learnings and outcomes’
Fitness First – Middle East and North Africa
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Baggeridge Country Park, Gospel End Rd, Sedgley DY3 4HB.
You will find us just below the park tea shop. Park your vehicle, pay for parking and walk down the track.