Schools Residential Outdoor Learning Trips
Now, more than ever, the Outdoor Classroom needs children visiting it – for not only a more rounded learning experience, but in particular to ensure they are connected with the natural systems and approaches to living that can guide us to a more sustainable future on this planet.
Outdoor learning – through awakening all five senses – can provide a child with a profound and fun-filled experience. The natural environment helps pupils of all ages to make sense of the world around in a manner that is simply not possible within the conventional classroom setting.
The Rippledown tutors will help you identify definite Learning Objectives integral to your school’s Curriculum Planning. There are over sixty different activities that help stimulate a child’s learning capacities, using the centre’s countryside and seashore habitats. The residential visit is a learning tool in itself, developing life skills and improving team and class dynamics as well as self-awareness and individual confidence.
LOtC residential and 1 day programs for Key Stages 1 to 5
Many schools and organisations book annual residential or day visits with us. They choose from the following “Learning Outside the Classroom activities” and we design a programme that fits their needs and budget.
Key stages 1-3 Residential
The modules are adapted to meet the curriculum requirements of key stages 1-3.
Bringing a group to Rippledown can help pupils develop key life skills and improve the team dynamics of your class through a shared experience.
Key stages 4-5 Residential
We offer Key Stage 4-5 pupils a resource for GCSE/A-Level field-work and controlled assessment and we have found that this group can benefit from adapted adult courses covering areas such as sustainable building and problem solving or team building challenges.
These are run as either Residential or Day Courses
1 day Coastal Outdoor Learning
1 Structured day visits for schools groups. A full range of stimulating activities and packages are either with a tutor from Rippledown or ‘under your own steam’. All visiting schools are provided with a comprehensive Teacher’s Pack and teaching materials with activities fully integrating with curriculum themes in science, design and technology, history, numeracy and literacy.
1. The Pines Garden and Museum
- Follow the sustainability trail – a day in itself!
- Visit the ‘Sense-ability Garden’
- Discover ‘The Pines Calyx’ (and what makes this the UK’s most sustainable modern building)
- Find out about Winston Churchill and what happened at ‘Hellfire Corner’ in World War II.
- Explore the whole world of renewable energy, learn about carbon footprints and much more through the interactive exhibits in the museum.
2. The Beach
- A highlight for all groups coming to stay at Rippledown with lots to explore, do and learn about in all seasons and types of weather
- Packages start from £95 per group. We can assist with transport arrangements and provide practical guidance on all.
3 day Outdoor Learning Visit
2 Rippledown is pleased to present a series of 2 night/3 day cross curricular programs specifically designed to allow your group to experience a residential visit whilst meeting ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ and ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes.
These programs are designed to run for 2 nights/3 days to provide your group with the experience of a residential visit away from home in an affordable, easy to manage manner. Download and read our Teachers Pack for further information.
1 week of LOtC at Rippledown
3 Learning Outside the Classroom activities at Rippledown: Providing Knowledge, Confidence, Life-long learning and a sense of self efficacy for Pupils and Teachers.
Since 1976 the team at Rippledown have been passionately committed to providing an unforgettable outdoor learning experience for children of all ages and from all walks of life.
We, like you, appreciate the benefits of life-long learning. That is why a visit to Rippledown is just the start of an amazing learning adventure where pupils and teachers are supported during and after their visit.
Download and read our Teachers Pack for further information.