Restart Adventure - a programme to re-connect your students in the outdoors
Our brand new RESTART ADVENTURE programme, available during the autumn term, is designed to re-connect students with you, each other and with the great outdoors.
Through our partnership with PGL, the UK's leading outdoor education provider, this exciting new 2-day programme offers fantastic value for money, and is designed to be a fun, uplifting and motivating adventure for your students.
Restart adventure encourages your students to embrace the outdoors again, boosting their emotional health & wellbeing and promoting a sense of togetherness. Immersed in nature at one of PGL's UK activity centres, you'll be guaranteed a bonding and action-packed learning outside the classroom experience.
PGL centres provide your group with a fun, memorable and safe environment. All centres are operating under COVID-secure guidelines and all appropriate measures are in place.
|Day 1||Depart from school. Arrive at your chosen PGL centre. Giant Swing activity - the ultimate test of nerve & joint decision-making.||Enjoy a nutritious lunch. Jacob's Ladder activity - an exercise in teamwork & friendly cooperation. Zip Wire activity - requires personal courage & determination.||Evening meal & entertainment|
|Day 2||Fuel your day with our unlimited breakfast. Raft Building activity - improve communication, problem-solving & decision-making skills. Archery activity - accuracy, control & a steady hand required.||Replenish with a healthy lunch, depart PGL centre & return to school|
- Day 1
- Day 2
|Morning||Depart from school. Arrive at your chosen PGL centre. Giant Swing activity - the ultimate test of nerve & joint decision-making.|
|Afternoon||Enjoy a nutritious lunch. Jacob's Ladder activity - an exercise in teamwork & friendly cooperation. Zip Wire activity - requires personal courage & determination.|
|Evening||Evening meal & entertainment|
|Morning||Fuel your day with our unlimited breakfast. Raft Building activity - improve communication, problem-solving & decision-making skills. Archery activity - accuracy, control & a steady hand required.|
|Afternoon||Replenish with a healthy lunch, depart PGL centre & return to school|
Price Shown includes
Our RESTART ADVENTURE programme is available during the 2021 autumn term.
- Executive coach transport from & to school
- 1 night's full-board accommodation
- 5 activities designed especially for KS3 students
- Evening entertainment programme
- On-site support from your dedicated Group Co-ordinator
- Group travel insurance
- 1 in 8 free place ratio
Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points in September 2021 and is subject to availability
Dedicated Group Co-ordinator - When you arrive you'll be met by your Group Co-ordinator – a member of the team who will be dedicated to you and your group for the whole of your stay. Their role is to assist you with the smooth running of your programme and take some of the pressure off your shoulders so you can enjoy yourself along with your group.
Experienced Activity Instructors - The activity instructors are specifically trained for the programme to ensure the delivery of safe and rewarding sessions. Friendly and caring, their encouragement helps your children to reach further, overcome challenges, achieve more and have fun.
Restart Adventure activities - designed for KS3 students
Our Archery sessions offer the chance for every pupil to experience success. Accuracy, control and a steady hand are vital for achieving the best results and many children discover a talent for a new skill. Handling bows and arrows may be a brand new experience for your group and presents a variety of new challenges! We encourage safety awareness from the outset and teach the basic skills on an indoor or outdoor range.
Groups explore a nearby burn, waterfall and a dam and learn about the impact of erosion, water filtration and the flora and fauna of the burn environment. On their way along the burn, groups participate in a number of activities designed to encourage communication, teamwork and leadership. The session ends with a review of what has been learnt and what the group will take back home with them from the experience.
Canoeing is exciting, challenging and fun. It’s also a great opportunity for students to learn new skills such as paddling and steering in order to control their craft effectively. Communication skills also play a part as students work together and encourage each other.
Your pupils will need to combine different skills including perseverance, strength, an ability to deal with heights – as well as trust in their belay partner and equipment. Those who have never tried it before will find it an exhilarating experience. Climbing at PGL may take place on indoor walls or outdoor climbing towers; whichever it is, we always use a top-rope belay for safety.
The ultimate test of nerve and joint decision-making. Two or three of your students are harnessed into the swing, while other members of the group haul them up to 10 metres into the air. After the group in the swing decide together how high they want to go, a pull on the ripcord will send them plummeting earthward. It’s a fast and exhilarating drop, but good communication will get the right balance between fear and fun!
High Ropes Course
The high ropes activity is designed to help your pupils improve levels of trust and co-operation amongst themselves. Essentially, it’s an individual challenge course involving balance, passing obstacles and holding your nerve, because the whole event takes place 12 metres (40 feet) above the ground. The encouragement that comes from the rest of the group can make all the difference to their success – so the challenge is ideal for promoting teamwork and the value of mutual support.
Kayaking is a great way for your pupils to explore our lakes and rivers and it remains one of our most popular activities. Our instructors will help your pupils get started, teach them the basics, and then help them to push the boundaries of what they can achieve. There are games and individual challenges to improve teamwork, communication, and confidence on the water.
Learning the basics of sailing a larger dinghy is a rewarding experience, taking your pupils out of their normal environment and introducing a new set of skills. They’ll learn how (and when and why) to raise and lower the sails, and the importance of the keel that gives the boat its name. Our instructors are RYA qualified and will ensure your pupils get some hands-on experience; steering the boat and getting to grips with all the basic techniques required.
It’s an exercise in teamwork and friendly cooperation. Your group’s objective, in teams of three, is to climb to the top of a suspended ladder of logs. The gaps between each log become wider, the higher you go. Pushing up, pulling up, standing on shoulders – it’s all about working together to achieve a joint purpose. The activity promotes friendship, communication, discussion, leadership and decision-making as each team progresses to the top.
Down to the water’s edge and your pupils’ challenge is to design and build a robust and working raft. There’ll be a number of components available, including large plastic barrels, ropes and poles. Our staff can give as much or as little support as you’d like but it’s a great teamwork exercise and will help your pupils improve their communication, problem-solving and decision-making. Once rafts are ready to launch, the fun begins on the water!
Available at our main centre for surfing, Beam House, it’s a superb location close to the North Devon coast. Your group can learn all the basics with us - how to walk out into the sea through the waves with their boards, how to catch a wave. And having caught their wave, it’s all about acquiring the skill to stand up and surf back to the shore!
Once at the top of the zip wire platform, pupils are securely attached to the overhead wire before making their flight across the sky! Their route may take them through a forest or even over a lake. It’s a hugely exhilarating experience that requires personal courage and determination – it pushes most children beyond their natural comfort zone. It’s also a chance for the rest of the group to offer support and encouragement.
Available from any location in the UK, our executive coaches are fitted with seatbelts, toilet facilities, air conditioning, DVD and reclining seats.
Giving you full support throughout
Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
- Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
- Curriculum linked visit programmes
- Great value for money - no hidden costs
- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
Whilst you're away
- Free educational resources
- Group-friendly accommodation
- Exceptional standards of coaching
- On-tour support from our reps on the ground
- Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
- 24/7 support just a call away
- Extensive group travel insurance
On your return
- Priority rebooking services
- Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
- You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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