school & group activity trips KS2, KS3, KS4 & post GCSE, BTEC L2 & 3
France & UK 2018
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Watersports training & holidays
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school & group activity trips
"As always pupils benefit from trying new things and develop resilience, compassion, integrity and courage." Glenmoor School
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welcome to Our mission is to empower children by giving them the environment in which to develop key skills. We believe that a positive learning experience outside the classroom will increase confidence by participation and promote independent development. We started as a family business with the simple idea of getting children on the water and having fun whilst learning and improving. Fast forward 41 years and our original aims are still at the heart of our activity programmes today, which focuses on learning through doing and building self-confidence through personal achievement. Our school and group activity trips offer an exciting way to educate youngsters with residential experiences both in France and the UK on offer. We are all passionate about what we do and whole heartedly believe in the positive effects of learning outside the classroom. So whether they are taking to the water sailing, raft-building with classmates or facing the high ropes challenge, pupils develop a belief that they can achieve success both at school and in life. Peter & lis Gordon - Owners
ROCKLEY SO WHAT'S GOING ON Learning Outside the Classroom A Residential Experience Meet your Managers Our Activities Multi-activity Sailing Our Centres Meet the Team Safety Outdoor Living Q&A Essential Information Price List
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A RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE
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The educational value of an activity trip to a Rockley Adventure centre lies in the unique combination of social, physical and environmental experiences. Our trips offer young people a sense of achievement and the opportunity to succeed in a non-competitive, outdoor environment. We are fully aware of the benefits of learning in the natural environment, not just from an educational perspective but also in terms of behaviour, social skills, health and wellbeing, resilience, confidence and sense of place - our trips develop all of these in young people. In an ever increasing urban environment, outdoor education has become even more necessary as part of a balanced curriculum. Our motivation is to provide opportunities for schools to achieve their outcomes and awaken personal strengths and abilities that have been hidden in the classroom.
What we work towards: MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION • Awaken environmental awareness • Increase social awareness ACHIEVING ECONOMIC WELLBEING • Increase confidence & aspirations • Broaden horizons ENJOYMENT & ACHIEVEMENT • Motivate through enjoyment • Motivate through an appetite for learning STAYING SAFE • Learn to look after yourself • Learn about risks & how to manage them BEING HEALTHY • • • •
Healthy eating Healthy living Active body Active mind www.rockley.org/schools
"Adventure should be 80 per cent 'I think this is manageable, but it's good to have the last 20 per cent where you're right outside your comfort zone. Still safe but outside your comfort zone." Bear Grylls, Adventurer
eXCEPTIONAL RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE
Rockley Adventure offers a safe, secure and happy setting for children to experience a residential trip away from home. With space for adventure, we offer diverse and challenging experiences which will inspire and excite your pupils.
Standing on their own feet Residential trips can help school-age children to develop independence and bond with their peers and teachers in informal settings. They provide a wonderful opportunity for children to begin their journey as independent people with lives outside their own homes. Our residential trips include full-board accommodation, instruction by qualified instructors and use of all equipment. We offer flexible adventure trips to suit the varied needs of your group. Whether you want a day, a weekend or a week long trip, we can offer an adventure that works for you. A residential week with Rockley Adventure provides valuable opportunities for promoting the teamwork, social skills and communication o t Talk bout a skills. We firmly believe that positive and a m p a i enjoyable learning experiences, in such a r e t T oke p s unique environment, create more effective e b our and beneficial learning outcomes. for y
Supporting development Our range of adventure trips can be designed to support all of your pupilsâ€™ educational requirements. Speak to our team to talk about your bespoke activity trip.
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"Another excellent week that has proved to be real development for the girls. The ONE TEAM approach by instructors greatly enhances the experiences to the girls. Brilliant! Can't wait for next year!" Streatham and Clapham High School for Girls
The Centre Manager is pivotal to a great centre. Our Management Team are chosen for their experience and ability to develop every element of a watersports centre. As a Group Leader, you need to feel confident that your pupils are in the best possible hands which is why we only employ the best! Started at Rockley; 2011 and has worked as an instructor at our centres both in the UK and France. As Poole Park Manager, AJ looks after up to 400 school children a week when we host our school watersports festivals. What makes her so good? Her vibrant nature makes her a firm favourite with both pupils and teachers. She also has endless qualifications to her name; RYA First Aid Instructor, RYA Senior Instructor, RYA Start Windsurf Instructor, RYA Powerboat Instructor, BSUPA Instructor.
Kate Murphy Le Lac Mimizan
AJ Windsor Poole Park
Started at Rockley; 2013 as an Administration Assistant straight from University and has been a brilliant Centre Manager across our centres since 2014 During the winter; Kateâ€™s responsibilities are endless from organising all the boat shows and events we attend to assisting with the BTEC L3 course. What makes her so good? Kate is an instant hit with the youngsters, develops great relationships with Group Leaders and is highly respected by the staff.
Cat Albutt La Rive
Started at Rockley; 2014 as a kayak instructor, passed her DI and was made Assistant Manager in 2016 Loves; all things watersports and having a good laugh! What makes her so good? Her passion for the water - reflected in the fact that in such a short space of time she is now managing a centre and her excellent customer service skills. Itâ€™s a far cry from her farming days in Gloucestershire where her family owns a farm! www.rockley.org/schools
Will Murray AzuRivage
Started at Rockley; 2011 as an activity instructor and has worked his way through the Company. Loves; Sailing and cycling. What makes him so good? His work ethic, focus, organisational skills and his clear love of watersports He also has a number of qualifications to his name including RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Safety Boat and BSUPA Instructor.
"As a teacher I realise how hard you work and the constant enthusiasm and energy from all your staff is absolutely amazing. One week at Rockley is a memory that will last forever." Graveney School Started at Rockley; 1979 and is at the heart of everything that Rockley does. What makes him so good? Affectionately known as 'Straw' he has a wealth of experience and qualifications; RYA Coach Assessor, RYA Powerboat Instructor, RYA Centre Inspector and is one of the most highly regarded figures within the watersports industry.
jack Clark School & Groups Manager Jack Clark tells us why outdoor learning is key. Factfile; Jack has been with Rockley since 2010. He has 3 gorgeous young girls, loves football (watching and playing) and is passionate about his job!
I was recently reading a BBC article which highlighted the benefits of outdoor learning and how it ‘boosts children’s development.’ The article stated that for outdoor learning to come out of the shadows it needs to be fully recognised by policymakers. We fully support this aim to allow outdoor activities to become part of the curriculum and see real value in providing schools and groups with outdoor education options.
Up to 10,000 school children get on the water and stay with Rockley across our five centres annually and with over 40 years’ experience we have found that the learning experiences children have in an outside ‘classroom’ have an enormous bearing on their achievements, not only through putting into practice topics they are learning about academically but also by relating them to the ‘real world’. We will continue to promote the benefits and opportunities available to schools and groups of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in the hope that we can all work together to help shape a positive future for children.
Andy Smith Rockley Point
“"The biggest positive has to be the fact that we can bring a child with us who has severe learning abilities and that she can achieve and enjoy - this is a credit to all your staff who have shown incredible patience with her and given her the experience of a lifetime."” Diss High School
At Rockley Adventure we offer a whole range of activities designed to engage young people and encourage them to embrace adventure and learning - something that cannot always be achieved in the classroom. Our activities provide physical and mental challenges, develop individual skills and encourage cooperation and working as part of a team.
ACTIVITIES TO GET
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"Rockley provide a fantastic week of exciting sports for the kids and the staff are great. Our pupils have had some experiences they will never forget." Canterbury Academy
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With a wide range of activities on offer, our multi-activity programmes allow pupils to flourish in a non-academic environment and develop improved relationships whilst reaching their highest potential.
Challenging By enticing pupils out of their comfort zone and creating situations that may be new or unfamiliar to them, pupils are encouraged to take a positive approach to problems and find effective solutions. Multi-activity programmes combine a variety of activities from sailing, windsurfing and kayaking to raft building and high ropes which will challenge personal ability, inspire creative thinking and teach pupils to respond positively to each other.
sample plan Day 1
Arrive for breakfast Pico sailing
Aqualand (optional extra)
Dart sailing (Day sail)
Arrive back at school
Depart / Travel
Dune du Pyla
Stand up paddle boarding
Welcome & orientation
Visit to Biscarrosse Plage
Final feast & depart
Faced with the natural elements watch your pupils thrive in this new and often challenging environment as they are encouraged to test their own physical, mental and social capabilities.
Thrill of sailing Whether taking the helm of their own dinghy or sailing as part of a team, a sailing adventure will encourage independence as well as cooperation. With beautiful Poole Harbour or lakeside locations as their classroom, and a range of different types of sailing boats, pupils learn life skills without realising it. We can offer pupils the best and most suitable sailing experiences/courses so that they will learn quickly and become more self-assured.
sample plan Day 1
Arrive for breakfast Pico sailing
Sailing a triangular course
Day out/ Visit to Arcachon
Pick up moorings & coming alongside
Arrive back at school
Dune du Pyla
Depart / Travel
Gybing & Five essentials downwind sailing
Dune du Pyla explore
Welcome & orientation
Final feast Buffet/BBQ
Our week long programmes include the chance to explore the local area and take part in activities away from our centres. We have a choice of excursions from which you can tailor a day to suit your group and budget.
- Visit the Dune du Pyla, highest dune in Europe, reaching a height of 107m. At the summit, the view is spectacular.
- Visit the pretty, chic resort town of Arcachon - Visit AquaLand, a water flume park, - Go white water rafting in the Pyrenees - Challenge your group with a session at a High Ropes course. UK
Visit the Jurassic Coast including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach, Corfe Castle and Brownsea Island. Visit Dorset Wildlife Trust at their Kingcombe Field Studies Centre to offer hands-on explorations of the natural world suitable for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4. Take to the waters at Splashdown, a local waterflume park Challenge your group with a session at a High Ropes course. www.rockley.org/schools
The Rockley Schools Team offer a personal planning service so that your trip with us is as easy as possible. We have plenty of experience so weâ€™ll be with you all the way, providing support, giving guidance and answering questions.
- No hidden extras
EXTRA FREE places for groups of 40+
Our schools team have extensive knowledge of our activities and procedures to provide you, your group and school management team with all the information required.
TEACHER WEEKENDS For complete confidence and to get a real sense of our fantastic adventure package, why not come and check out the adventure on offer and join us on one of our inspection visits. Please enquire for details - email@example.com or 01202 677272
Concessionary staff places
6 full days of activities
- Visit your school to talk through your trip with you, other teachers and school management
- Help you with your LEA and / or school proposal (and provide you with risk assessments) - Launch your activity trip at a school assembly or pupil presentation
- Hold a parents evening or answer any questions in person
- Provide posters, flyers and promotional material to generate interest - Provide you with 24 hour contact details - Welcome you to our centres and catch up with you at regular intervals each day
"From start to finish, the professional, organised, caring approach is what encourages us to speak so highly of Rockley year after year." Woodroffe School
We have three activity centres based in south west France, all located around freshwater lakes in the beautiful Aquitaine region. Fringed by forests and sandy beaches and all just a few miles from the fabulous Atlantic coast our centres have been specifically selected for their capacity to offer a range of fantastic activities and enhance both the pupil and group leader adventure experience.
La Rive La Rive specialises in multi-activity programmes with variety and fun being the key to its relaxed and yet professional environment. Perfect for energetic groups that thrive on challenging activities, testing all ages and ability levels in a beautiful and safe outdoor environment.
Why we chose la rive
- Large campsite beach - Safe and shallow water activity area - Private channel offering safe access to the lake - Accommodation area nestled just 50 metres from the beach and nestled amongst the pine trees to offer a perfectly sheltered area
- O n-site supermarket - Outdoor and covered swimming pool - Multi-sports pitch - Restaurant & bar facilities
Pri fromces ÂŁ415 just per per son
azurivage Students and Group Leaders alike enjoy the personal feel and tranquil nature of the centre at AzuRivage. The campsite atmosphere coupled with the variety of activity programmes available from this site make it the perfect setting in which to boost confidence and develop teamwork.
Why we chose Azurivage
Campsite boasts a unique French ambience
Al fresco bar
Offers perfect conditions for a multi-activity programme Safe access to the lake Close to the pretty town of Soustons Experience the local surf culture at the nearby towns of Hossegor and Biarritz. On-site supermarket Outdoor swimming pools with slide Multi-sports pitch & table tennis tables
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s Price st ju from er £415 p n perso Our comprehensive range of equipment at Le Lac caters for a wide range of abilities and ages and its location makes it the perfect choice for groups looking for a mix of land and water-based activities. The highly flexible programme can be made as challenging as your group require!
Why we chose le lac mimizan
- Based on the shores of Étang
d’Aureilhan & close to the beautiful seaside town of Mimizan Plage
- Sheltered location offering a great
introduction to watersports activities
- Direct access to the beach
Quiet & relaxed, away from the hubbub of larger sites Table tennis, boules court & beach volleyball pitch Al fresco bar & relaxing lake-side restaurant
Adjacent to a fantastic high ropes park with stages set high in the spectacular pine trees
Fabulous cycle tracks & trails
Le Lac Mimizan
We have two centres in Dorset located in beautiful Poole Harbour and on Poole Park lake. Of the many places in the UK for watersports, Poole Harbour is possibly the safest and most idyllic location, offering a secure and happy setting for children to experience a residential trip away from home. The island-dotted harbour offers a beautiful and challenging environment for beginners and experienced sailors alike.
rockley point As the UKâ€™s premier provider of watersports training and with unrivalled levels of instructor expertise, Rockley Point offers an exceptional range of watersports training. This is our original centre, founded in 1976 and specialises in sailing, enabling your students to gain RYA certificates according to ability. We also provide kayaking and windsurfing sessions as well as multi-activity sessions. The centre benefits from the facilities of the adjacent Holiday Park and offers a rewarding activity holiday.
Poole Park The shallow and extremely safe waters of Poole Park Lake makes this the perfect introduction to watersports. We offer short taster sessions and multi-activity sessions in sailing, windsurfing and kayaking which will suit the widest range of pupils more than at any of our other centres. Short sessions are also more affordable for most pupils making watersports even more accessible.
â€œ"We have been seriously looked after. The confidence of the instructors has been fantastic. All staff have worked really hard to make all of our children feel included. They have shown great patience and constant enthusiasm." Ramsbury Primary
Below are sample plans for our 5 and 3 day adventure trips to our UK Rockley Point centre. Activities can vary depending on your group’s specific needs and can be changed accordingly.
5 day adventure Day 1
Paddle boarding Sailing
YOUR TRIP YOUR WAY As our adventures are centred around you, we can tailor a suitable programme for you and your group based on your particular curriculum requirements. Choose from a range of activities - we want you to get the best educational value for your adventure trip as possible. Discuss your needs with our dedicated Schools Team.
BBQ & Rockley challenge
3 day adventure DAY 1
At centre Windsurfing, certificate presentation & depart
Arrival & centre orientation
From just £270 for a 5 day adventure (Monday am - Friday pm) OR From just £99 for a weekend adventure (Friday pm - Sunday am)
school & group activity trips
Our reputation as the premier providers of watersports activities and training comes not least from our committed and highly qualified team of staff - in fact they are our greatest asset. At Rockley, it is our team who ensure that a trip with us is the one you and your school choose year after year. All members of our team do everything they can to ensure you and your group have the best possible time with us. They have been chosen for their professionalism, enthusiasm, their passion for the outdoors and their ability to instill a sense of fun into all aspects of your trip; from teaching to our programme of ‘after hours’ activities.
“"Superb instruction. The staff were positive and helpful. Fantastic role models for our boys."” West Hill School
Being part of the Rockley group we can boast the highest level of qualified staff with seven RYA Coach Assessors and seven Senior Instructors amongst our permanent staff and we are dedicated to the continuous training and development of all staff in order to maintain our high standards of excellence.
IN GOOD HANDS
SERIOUS ABOUT SAFETY With 41 years of experience in teaching watersports, we have an enviable reputation for our high safety standards, which are rigorously applied at all our centres throughout the UK and France.
- Our water activity areas are among the safest in the world
- ALL our instructors hold a valid First Aid certificate - E VERY student and instructor MUST wear a buoyancy aid when on the water
- N O ONE is allowed on the water without a safety boat in attendance
- ALL our main safety boats carry a First Aid Kit, Flares (coastal centres) and suitable communications. - EACH group of students is always in the charge of a fully qualified instructor - E VERY accommodation unit is fitted with a personal alarm
- We have staff on duty 24 hours a day - our staff make regular patrols during the night - BEST for Instructor : Student Ratios
Healthy Living All our food is prepared on-site by our own catering staff. Ingredients are fresh and locally sourced giving each child all the energy they need to enjoy their action-packed adventure. All our guests get provided with their essential five-a-day. At Rockley the only food choice is a healthy choice. Our alfresco dining area makes a positive contribution to the dining experience. The meal times are an important social aspect of the trip. At Rockley we ensure there is adequate time available to eat their meal and chat about the activities and learning that the children have experienced during the day.
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camping the best kind of outdoor adventure
Residential activity trips provide an opportunity to gain experience of living away from home and the chance to develop key personal qualities such as self-reliance and increased independence.
SLEEPING UNDER CANVAS Camping is Fun! A trip with Rockley Adventure means getting the most out of outdoor living. All your pupils are grouped in their accommodation according to their age and sex. Our three lakeside centres in southwest France are uniquely arranged where we have our own area for our tents. Our areas are made up of chalet-style tents, which sleep, on average, 6 children. Each tent has solar powered lanterns, metal frame beds, mattresses, and, for added safety, a personal alarm.
As Group Leader, your tent will also have a fridge and some refreshments to welcome you on arrival. It will be sited a short distance from your group. At our UK centre, Rockley Point, your group will be in bunk accommodation. Each room can sleep up to 6 pupils and has its own bathroom. Group Leaders will share rooms within our accommodation.
Getting You There All our French activity trips include executive coach travel to and from our centres and we will be happy to help with arrangements for travel to Rockley Point. - Door to door convenience No - regional supplements
- Reclining seats and seatbelts - Stereo / pa system and DVD
- Minimum of two drivers
- Optional stopovers for Disneyland Paris &/or Futuroscope - Regular stops and driver changes
Q&A Watersports training & holidays
Rockley talks to Jonny Owen, PE teacher at Ringwood School to find out why Rockley ticks all the boxes when it comes to learning outside the classroom.
How long have you been running trips with Rockley?
Ringwood School has historically been running trips with Rockley for about 15 years now, for me, this will be my sixth year as trip leader and it’s the best trip we run in school.
How did you hear about Rockley and what prompted you to book?
It had been a couple of years since the school had run a trip and it was actually a couple of students whose siblings had been on the trip previously who approached me. We took a small group of 17 and six years on we are looking at taking over 60. It’s the highlight of their time in school.
ask anything more of the staff. Any requirements we ask for on site are dealt with straight away. The experience of the staff both in the UK and France is fantastic - it feels like a holiday for the teachers as well!
How do you feel your students benefit from learning new skills outside the classroom?
I’m a massive believer in learning outside the classroom. Students don’t really know what they can achieve until they are pushed to their limits and for some students their limits are nowhere near touched within the four walls of a classroom. It’s not until they are faced with sailing or white water rafting where they realise what they can achieve. The look on their faces and conversations prior to these activities and then when they achieve them is absolutely fantastic. We’ve had some students who aren’t the most water confident and they’ve learnt how to sail, or kayak or stand up paddleboard, and that’s the reason I take this trip. I feel everyone has the right to see what they can do and the opportunities that a Rockley trip offers ticks all those boxes.
How easy do you find the process of booking a trip?
It’s so easy in terms of logistics and communication. With Rockley, they are always at the end of a phone or email. They’ll come to do a launch assembly and when we do a parents evening all the information is provided. It’s the personal touch and the fact that everything is dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally which makes my life as a teacher so much easier.
What is unique about a Rockley adventure for the school?
I’ve been on a lot of school trips from the school with other providers and the Rockley experience and ethos is by far the best. We couldn’t www.rockley.org/schools www.rockley.org/schools 01202 677272 677272 www.rockley.org 01202 01202 677 272 26 26 28
What makes the trip so enjoyable for the students?
For the children it’s the whole adventure from getting on the coach and driving through France to reaching the campsite and getting straight in to the activities. The activities are absolutely fantastic and are really tailored for each group in terms of size and group dynamics. This, along with the evening activities means they don’t have the opportunity to get bored. The staff in charge of the activities are amazing, their expertise and confidence is fantastic - they are more than qualified and capable of looking after my students which as a teacher is very reassuring.
"For some students their limits are nowhere near touched within the four walls of a classroom. It’s not until they are faced with sailing or white water rafting where they realise what they can achieve." Is there something particularly powerful in young people participating in watersports, perhaps for the first time?
It’s a great leveller. We have students go on the trip who are very sporty and some who aren’t but want to learn new things. There are those who have some experience in the water and some with limited, but as soon as they go out there and are put in that environment everyone is equal. New friendship groups are formed which I think is very important. Students who have never spoken to each other come back great friends - it’s breaking down social barriers something that isn’t necessarily possible during a Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm school week. It’s also the confidence they develop and life skills they learn. You can’t put a cap on a student’s confidence and how that will translate when they come back into school.
How important are safety procedures when considering an outdoor trip and do Rockley meet these requirements?
Having led numerous offsite activities, safety is paramount for the students - they need to enjoy the trip but they also need to be safe. Rockley support us all the way through with risk assessments and providing the school with all the necessary paperwork. On-site you can’t even dip your toe in the water without wearing a buoyancy aid. The quality of the kit and the fact that it is well maintained allows everyone to have a great time.
What makes you rebook with Rockley?
I feel I’ve built a really good rapport with the Rockley team and that I’m not just a client which I have experienced with some of the larger providers in the past. And it’s just a fantastic trip for the students. The confidence they get, the friendships they develop, the magic, the memories and the life skills is something they will never forget.
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What specialist equipment is required? A watersports trip (unlike a ski trip) does not require much in the way of specialist equipment. We provide all the necessary boats, boards, bikes and kayaks as well as approved buoyancy aids and waterproofs! You usually only need to bring swimwear as well as old clothing and trainers you don’t mind getting wet. Nevertheless, the watersports activities can be enjoyed to the full if participants wear a rash vest and wetsuit shoes, which are widely available to purchase. A wetsuit might also be a useful purchase and these are also now widely available at a reasonable cost.
staff qualifications and experience, instructor to participant ratios and our operational procedures. In addition, our UK centres are AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme) licensed. We have also developed a comprehensive Safety Management System to monitor, record and implement safe operation of our centres and activities, which encompasses policies, risk assessment, emergency and operating procedures. See also our website for further information on our safety procedures and for downloads of documentation such as our risk assessments at www.rockley.org/ schools/teachers
Do you have to be a strong swimmer? You don’t have to be a strong swimmer, or even a swimmer at all, to enjoy our watersports activities although it helps to be water confident. You will need to inform us if any of your group are unable to swim 50 metres unaided. As mentioned above, we provide all persons with buoyancy aids and provided we are notified, we can cater for non-swimmers.
Do the coaches have seatbelts? All the UK coach company operators used on our inclusive French activity trips comply with UK, as well as EU law (French coaches comply with EU and French laws), and are fitted with seatbelts. It is the Group Leader’s responsibility to ensure that the seatbelts are worn.
Are there any extra charges? Our residential school group trips are fully inclusive of our activities as detailed here and in your group’s itinerary, all meals and drinks from arrival to departure at the centre, insurance and, for trips to our French centres, return travel. We do offer a number of extra additional activities and excursions to enhance your trip. These can be arranged and paid for in advance or on arrival and are subject to availability. No refunds will be given for extras booked and paid for but not used. What about insurance? Our residential activity trips include personal accident and travel insurance. Please see the Trip Planner, or our website, for further details and complete policy wording. For activity trips that fall within the Package Travel Regulations (1993) your money is fully protected by an insurance scheme operated by International Passenger Protection Ltd. What about safety? All our watersports centres are fully recognised by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) for the tuition of sailing, windsurfing and powerboating and are inspected annually. This means that our watersports activities are run in line with the guidelines laid down by our NGB, the Royal Yachting Association, and encompass
Do we need passports? A passport valid for six months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required in order to visit France and non-EU passport holders may require visas. Young people travelling as a group can travel under a Group Passport obtainable from the Passport Agency. Contact them for further information on 0870 5210410 and see also our Trip Planner. Lost, stolen or new passports will take a minimum of 2 weeks to replace. Campsite and centre rules We ask that all our groups comply with the rules set out by the campsites and ourselves. This helps ensure the enjoyment and safety of all our customers and other users of the campsites and facilities. These rules are to be found in our pupil behaviour charter and will be detailed in our Welcome Talk on arrival of your group. Supervision The campsites organise their own evening entertainment programmes throughout high season such as cabaret performances and music events, which are generally open until 1am. Daytime programmes such as sporting activities can be arranged at the campsite reception. All the activities are subject to demand and may be altered. Rockley Adventure staff are resident at our centres and therefore provide supervision during the day and evening. Certain staff are nominated as contacts for Group Leaders and group
members throughout the day and evening; we also have a member of staff on duty through the night. Group Leaders are required to nominate two of the adults from their group on a daily basis to be their group’s duty contact staff throughout the day, evening and night. Accommodation Both our tent and bunkroom accommodation sleeps a maximum of 6 people. Security Each of our watersports centres is located on a private campsite with only one entrance/exit and is in a separate area of the campsite itself. Lock Box Our centres can store passports, EHIC cards and any cash float held by the Group Leader in the centre lock box. We are, however, unable to provide secure storage for pupils’ mobile phones, MP3 or ipod players etc which is why we strongly discourage the bringing of valuable belongings on the trip. First Aid Our centres are fully equipped with first aid boxes located in the Rockley offices on site. All our main safety boats carry a First Aid kit and suitable communications. All our Instructors hold a valid First Aid certificate and attend a health and safety induction when joining us. Currency & pocket money We recommend that you carry a float of Euros/ Sterling for unforeseen circumstances. However, for safety reasons we suggest that you use travellers cheques or credit cards where possible. Pupils should be advised to bring only a small amount of pocket money; up to €100 is normally sufficient for trips to our French centres and between £20 to £40 for residential trips to our UK centre. Facilities We try to be as accurate as possible with regards to the availability and opening times of the facilities available on the campsites. However, due to circumstances beyond our control ie weather, time of year, local regulations or demand, some facilities may not be available - this will particularly be the case outside of high season (July and August) when the campsites are quieter.
Insurance The cost of our overseas trips includes travel insurance cover for each member of your party (except anyone normally resident outside the UK). Your insurance is covered under a master policy specially arranged through Fogg Travel Insurance Services Limited. The insurance is valid for trip departures between 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018. A summary of cover can be found below and on our website: www.rockley.org/schools/teachers Cancellation or curtailment If you are forced to cancel or cut short your journey (for example because of illness, accidental injury or redundancy) we will reimburse any costs that you have incurred up to the total cost of the trip. Limit £3,000.
Loss of passport expenses If you lose your passport during the trip, we will pay your additional travel and accommodation costs necessary while it is being replaced. Limit £250.
Medical expenses Covers hospital and other medical expenses additional transport and accommodation costs that are necessitated by injury or illness whilst abroad. Limit £5,000,000.
Personal legal liability If you are held to be legally liable for injury or damage to other people or their property, cover is provided to pay for damages and claimant’s costs and expenses. Limit £2,000,000.
Hospital benefits An additional cash benefit is payable for the period you are receiving treatment as a hospital inpatient abroad. Benefit £15 per day, up to £500 max.
Delayed departure If your ferry or aircraft is delayed for more than 12 hours, we will pay a cash benefit of £20 per person after the first 12 hours and £20 for each subsequent 12 hour delay (up to a maximum of £100).
Personal luggage For loss or damage to your personal belongings. Limit £1,000 (single item limit £250 / valuables in all £250).
Missed departure If you fail to reach the port or airport on time because of the failure of public transport due to breakdown, adverse weather or industrial action, or if you have an accident or breakdown with your car, we will pay for extra transport and accommodation costs. Limit £500.
Personal money Covers for loss of money. Limit £500 (cash £200).
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Standard programme of activities Instruction & supervision Use of all necessary equipment RYA certificates Full board accommodation FREE places for Group Leaders & accompanying adults Ferry fares & tolls, where applicable Travel insurance for groups departing from the UK All prices are fully inclusive Return coach travel (French trips ONLY) other transport options are available on request
Meals on the journey Sleeping bags & pillows Extra excursions Optional extra activities RYA logbooks Group Passport Insurance for groups travelling from outside the UK Return coach travel for groups visiting the UK centre (available at a supplement)
concessionary places These are based on the number of full paying places in your group and are available as follows: 60+ FULL paying places 7 FREE places* & 5 at Half price* 50+ FULL paying places 6 FREE places* & 4 at Half price* 40+ FULL paying places 5 FREE places* & 3 at Half price* 35+ FULL paying places 4 FREE places* & 2 at Half price* 30+ FULL paying places 3 FREE places* & 1 at Half price* *ALL adult places (except if the Group Leader is accompanied by their family members). ALL concessionary places may be required to share accommodation.
france adventure from £415
uk adventure from £99
Multi-activity Watersports Adventure
UK 5 Day Adventure
16th Jun - 23th Jul
5th May - 15th Jun 29th Jul - 16th Sep
22nd Jun - 31st Aug
30th Apr - 21st Jun
8th Jan - 29th Apr 1st Sep - 14th Dec
There is no reclaimable VAT applicable to trips as these are organised under the Tour Operators Margin Scheme (TOMS). All prices in the table above are per FULL paying place. A ‘Small Group Supplement’ of £250 per group applies to all groups travelling to France with less than 35 full paying members of the party.
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Don’t forget that we can arrange bespoke activity programmes for your school or group. And if you want to try it out for yourself we can also arrange inspection visits and teacher weekends. Just call 01202 677272 for further details.
Monday am – Friday pm (we may be able to arrange bespoke itineraries on request). All prices in the table above are per full paying place
UK Weekend Adventure High Season
27th May - 1st Aug
27th April - 26th May
8th Jan - 30th Apr 2nd Sep - 16th Dec
Friday pm – Sunday pm. All prices in the table above are per full paying place
Contact us 01202 677272 www.rockley.org/schools firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNIOR & YOUTH COMPETITION Get creative with your pupils and they can be in with a chance of winning ÂŁ100 worth of watersports vouchers! This is a great chance for all your pupils' creative minds out there to win a fantastic prize. We are looking for youngsters who experience a Rockley school trip / school club at any of our centres across the UK or France to either write about their experience or send in a photo. The competition is open to youngsters from ages 8-16 years with winners being selected from two age catagories - junior (8-11) and youth (12-16). The winning entries will feature on our website. All entries to be sent to email@example.com with a subject title; 2018 junior & youth schools competition. Closing date for entries 30th September 2018.