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School & group activity trips

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Watersports training & holidays

School & group activity trips

let's take them on an adventure "Many thanks for a fantastic week. The kids have thoroughly enjoyed the week (as have our staff). Your staff have been brilliant and made the week truly memorable. Thank you" Gosfield School www.rockley.org/schools www.rockley.org

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welcome to

ROCKLEY

Already in our 43rd year and it seems that the zest for learning outside the classroom and encouraging youngsters to achieve in a creative, challenging and different environment continues. The world is a natural learning environment and the most effective teacher there is. Sitting in a classroom is one thing but there are so many subjects that crop up when you’re out exploring the real world. History, geography, science, maths, art and languages never feel like a chore when they are studied as part of an exciting journey. Selfactualization: achieving one’s full potential, including creative activites

As a parent of three very young children, I believe that adventure is a basic human need and the younger individuals can experience this the better. For me it’s about giving my girls the freedom to explore in a Esteem needs: safe environment, encouraging them to discover their strengths prestige and feeling of accomplishment and giving them the resilience to pursue something even if it Belongingness and love needs: takes them outside of their comfort zone. It’s about giving intimate relationships, friends them the courage to make decisions on their own, try new Safety needs: things and really engage with other people, young and old. security, safety

Physiological needs: At Rockley, we see youngsters experience so many food, water, warmth, rest positive moments and achieve some amazing things on a weekly basis. As research shows, a residential experience or just a day of learning outside the classroom can be so beneficial to a child’s school life, creating positive, happy and confident individuals. We hope that we get to share these fantastic experiences and opportunities with you and your students.

Adventure

Jack Clark - Schools SALES MANAGER

SO WHAT'S GOING ON Learning Outside the Classroom

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A Residential Experience

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Teacher Tasters

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Mental well being of youngsters

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Our Activities

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Choose your adventure

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Safety

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Our Centres

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Food, Accommodation, Travel

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The Rockley Team

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Poole High Teacher Interview

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Essential Information

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Price List

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producing During a Rockley Adventure trip, we believe the students will develop knowledge, understanding, resilience, teamwork and a sense of pride in undertaking new challenges. We believe that such opportunities as part of their education can enhance their progress in learning.

We work towards INDEPENDENCE > Instilling the belief that youngsters can achieve on their own > Recognising when the smart move is to actually ask for help

great learners CREATIVITY > Be flexible & play different roles > Be able to co-operate with team members > The opportunity to develop personal leadership skils

CONFIDENCE > Knowing it’s OK to make mistakes and learning from them > Confidence in learning is about having a self belief that you can do something

COMMUNICATION

> Coming up with ideas when you need to > Sorting out the good ideas from the bad

> Working as a team > Learning about risks and how to manage them > Encourage youngsters to think on their feet, chat to others and give clear instructions

DETERMINATION

BEING HEALTHY

> Pushing through the difficult times when others would give up > Bouncing back when things go wrong

> Healthy eating > Healthy living > Active body > Active mind

CREATIVITY


The staff took such a proactive role in getting to know and support all students! Rockley offers such an amazing package - a super company, who make running & leading a trip an absolute breeze. We are looking forward to returning already! Charles Dickens School

Our Vision

To change people’s lives by sharing our passion for the water and outdoors

Our Mission

To provide the BEST possible Outdoor Education experience for children of school age

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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 homes.

Our Commitment to you and your pupils

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Engage and inspire young people Nurture young people so that they can realise their full potential Provide the opportunity for your pupils to improve their personal and social development

Supporting development Our residential trips include full-board accommodation, instruction by qualified instructors and use of all equipment. Whether you want a day, a weekend or a week long trip we offer flexible adventure trips to suit the varied needs of your group.

Our range of adventure trips can be designed to support all of your pupils’ educational requirements. Speak to our team to talk about your bespoke activity trip.

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“An excellent first trip with Rockley to AzuRivage. We felt looked after and in safe hands all the way. Activities were well run and engaged students throughout. A fabulous trip, already looking forward to next year!” Highcliffe School

TEACHER tasterS try it for yourselves For complete confidence and to get a real sense of our fantastic adventure package, why not come and check out what we offer. This May and August we are offering 3 days of activities, accommodation in our chalet-style tents and food at one of our activity centres in France. It’s a real opportunity for you to see exactly what kind of experience we will be offering your students and will give you the confidence to book the trip knowing that you are in very safe hands. We are also happy to welcome teachers to any of our UK centres in Poole or Birmingham. Please enquire for details - 01202 677272 adventure@rockley.org

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our customer making a difference service PROMISE While organising a school trip may seem like a difficult task, especially if it’s for the first time, we try our very best to take all the stress out of the process. As well as being there for you, the Group Leader, we promise to provide your pupils with the very best outdoor learning experience possible.

We can

- 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

"“Excellent! Very well organised - we have complete trust in the Rockley team” Streatham and Clapham High School for Girls

Added Value

- No hidden extras EXTRA FREE

places for groups of 40+



- Concessionary -

staff places

5 full days of activities

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how learning outside the classroom improves the mental well being of our children NHS figures published recently revealed that almost 400,000 children and young people aged 18 and under are in contact with the health service for mental health problems. With many teachers recognising it as ‘silent epidemic’ there is a real impetus to make learning outside a way of life for schools. Our experience over the years has taught us that there is so much potential for youngsters to thrive in a more relaxed outside learning environment without the stifling restriction of the classroom walls. Our camping adventures allow youngsters to connect to the landscape and gives them a real appreciation of nature and their surroundings. With so much pressure to succeed academically, it is important that we provide activities that will not only encourage learning but also enhance mental well-being. Many of our teachers have told us how “happy and creative” their children have been during their time with us and how some have “excelled beyond their expectations” because of their new environment. There is also much more opportunity for teachers to put the onus on the pupils to problem solve, interact more with others and show their resillience. Andrew Mead MA (Hons) (Oxon), Headmaster at Lytchett Minster School agrees that education is about more than what can be measured by exams: “For young people to thrive and develop into well-rounded, healthy, confident young adults, they need opportunities that will enthuse, excite and challenge them - both physically and mentally. Rockley offers these opportunities in abundance!” www.rockley.org/schools

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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. We offer activities which will allow young people to develop their independence, their leadership skills, and confidently work as part of a team.

Dune du Pyla

Windsurfing

Catamaran Sailing Sailing

Aqualand

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Surfing *

High Ropes *

Raft Building

Kayaking “Thanks for a great week! Our kids have had a week they will never forget! They have been so impressed with all the instructors and activities. Looking forward to coming back again next year!” Moulton School

Stand Up Paddleboa rding

Cycling

excited

* Optional extras

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MULTI- ACTIVITY

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 Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

AM

Sunday

Arrive for breakfast Kayaking

Stand up paddleboarding

Excursion

Raft building

Mountain biking

Arrive home

Lunch

At centre

At centre

Packed lunch

At centre

At centre

PM

Depart school

Windsurfing

Sailing

Excursion

Sailing

Canoeing

Evening

Travelling

Games evening

Excursion

Egg drop

Quiz night

Depart centre

Activities may vary depending on which centre you are at

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sailing

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 French lakeside locations or Poole Harbour 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 Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

AM

Sunday

Arrive for breakfast Upwind practice Basic boat controls

Monday

Tuesday

Excursion

Triangular course

Coming alongside & mooring skills

Arrive home

Lunch

At centre

At centre

Packed lunch

At centre

At centre

PM

Depart school

Upwind sailing

Gybing & Excursion downwind sailing

The five essentials & Regatta afternoon sailing more efficiently

Evening

Travelling

Games evening

Excursion

Quiz night

Centre challenge

Depart centre

Activities may vary depending on which centre you are at

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EXPLoRE &

ENJOY

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.

France

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Visit the Dune du Pyla, highest dune in Europe, reaching a height of 107m. At the summit, the view is spectacular

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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 Surfing taster

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Visit the Jurassic Coast including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach, Corfe Castle and Brownsea Island

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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

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Take to the waters at Splashdown, Poole’s local waterflume park www.rockley.org/schools

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IN GOOD HANDS

SERIOUS ABOUT SAFETY With 42 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 - ALL our instructors are DBS checked

- E  VERY student, teacher, staff 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


Rockley Bartley

Our

french

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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.

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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 Choose La Rive?

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Large campsite beach

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On-site supermarket Outdoor and covered swimming pools

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Multi-sports pitch

Based on a large freshwater lake

Pri fromces ÂŁ45 just 0 per per son

Safe and shallow water activity area Private channel offering safe access to the lake Accommodation area nestled just 50 metres from the beach, nestled amongst the pine trees offering a sheltered area

Restaurant & bar facilities


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 Choose AzuRivage

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Campsite boasts a unique French ambience

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Al fresco bar

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Based on a large freshwater lake 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


Le Lac Mimizan s Price st ju from per £450 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 Choose Le Lac Mimizan

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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 Short walk to the beach

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Quiet & relaxed, away from the hubbub of larger sites

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Table tennis, boules court & beach volleyball pitch

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Al fresco bar & relaxing lake-side restaurant

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Adjacent to a fantastic high ropes park with stages set high in the spectacular pine trees

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Fabulous cycle tracks & trails Based on a large freshwater lake

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No regional supplements Reclining seats and seatbelts

the bestOur UK centres kind of outdoor adventure Stereo / pa system and DVD Toilet

camping 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. In France our camping trips really do provide the best kind of adventure!  - Helps youngsters develop a sense of adventure Builds resilience -

 - Gives children the freedom to explore Benefits of Camp  ing - Boosts creativity and imagination - Releases stress - Promotes happiness - Brings children closer to nature

Eating 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. Our alfresco dining area makes a positive contribution to the dining experience. 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. www.rockley.org/schools

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SLEEPING A trip with Rockley Adventure means getting the most out of outdoor living and camping. 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 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.

TRAVEL 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

 - Minimum of two drivers

No regional supplements -

  - Optional stopovers for Disneyland Paris &/or Futuroscope

 - Stereo / pa system and DVD

  - Regular stops and driver changes

 - Reclining seats and seatbelts



Toilet -

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Our

UK

centres

Rockley Bartley

We have two centres in Dorset located in beautiful Poole Harbour and on Poole Park lake and one in the West Midlands in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham.

Rockley Point

Poole Park, Poole

Bartley, Birmingham

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The UK’s premier provider of watersports training with unrivalled levels of instructor expertise

Shallow and extremely safe activity area

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Shallow and extremely safe activity area

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Dinghy sailing - students can gain RYA certificates according to ability

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RYA certificated sessions available

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Kayaking, windsurfing and multi-activity sessions

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Residential facilities as well as a well appointed sandy beach and beachside cafe.

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The location of the Dorset School Games - a FREE event for primary and secondary schools

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We welcome the local community & beyond

Best for introduction to watersports RYA certificated sessions available Short taster sessions and multi-activity sessions in sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking

Ideal location for introducing local school children to watersports Taster sessions, holiday clubs and birthday parties - activities include; sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking

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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

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

AM

Pico sailing

Kayaking

Raft building

Catamaran sailing

Activity zone

Lunch

At centre

At centre

Beach picnic

Harbourside beach

At centre

PM

Catamaran sailing

Windsurfing

Paddle boarding Sailing

Evening

Team games

Initiative exercises

Team games

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

DAY 2

DAY 3

AM

Pico sailing

Kayaking

Lunch

Harbourside beach

At centre Windsurfing, certificate presentation & depart

PM

Arrival & centre orientation

Catamaran sailing

Evening

Initiative exercises

Team building

From just £280 for a 5 day adventure (Monday am Friday pm) OR From just £99 for a weekend adventure (Friday pm Sunday pm) www.rockley.org/schools

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our

schools team

The Rockley Schools Team are made up of a bunch of individuals with a wealth of experience and youthful energy. They are uncomprimisingly passionate about watersports and the outdoors and are dedicated to exceeding your customer expectations.

Jack has been with Rockley since 2010.

Sara joined the Rockley team in 2016. She loves to travel, and as a former teacher at a Primary School, she fully recognises the benefits of learning outside the classroom.

“For me, it’s all about providing youngsters with the best outdoor learning experiences possible in order that they can thrive as individuals.”

“You truly cannot underestimate the extent to which complimenting what you teach in the classroom with outdoor activities can really improve a pupil’s level of engagement, creativity and personal development.”

The father of three young girls, he recognises that sometimes the best way to engage youngsters is by taking them outside.

Jack Clark

Sara Holt

Keiron started at Rockley in 2009 and

Cath first started at Rockley in 2007 as an

“We are constantly striving to improve what we offer which is why your feedback each year is so important to us. We want to continually surpass our customer expectations. It’s also about ensuring the highest level of professionalism from our staff in order to achieve this”

“By stepping out of the classroom, children can gain an understanding and appreciation of just how capable they are. When you see it first hand, job satisfaction really doesn’t get much better than that!”

RYA Instructor, pursued a life in the marine industry and rejoined us in March 2018. She absolutely loves the water and even lives on her very own yacht.

LOVES sailing! For him, it’s all about going above and beyond and being the best at what we do.

Keiron Ranking

Cath Hough

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Our

staff

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 evening activities.

“Brilliant, we would recommend Rockley without reservation. Amazed by the level of enthusiasm of your staff, I don’t know how they do it but it is brilliant!” Swanage School

Being part of the Rockley group we can boast the highest level of qualified staff with seven RYA Coach Assessors and 12 Senior Instructors amongst our permanent staff. We are dedicated to the continuous training and development of all staff in order to maintain our high standards of excellence.

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Let’s Talk

long time. It was brilliant for us to have fun and to see the students so engaged.

Poole High School Teachers, Lorna Good & Jess Wheadon, talk about their 2018 residential trip to France with 60 of their students.

The structure of the days and the activities were great for our students. Your instructors give them the time to learn a skill and really grow. It was great to see the catamarans zooming by at the end of the week. We were learning new skills alongside the students and sometimes the students were teaching us things which was amazing.

Watersports training & holidays

Considerations when booking a school trip Safety! One of the biggest things about taking students away is that the safety of the students is paramount. When you’re on a school trip, you never switch off, you’re always conscious of what the kids are doing and what you’ve got planned, so while it’s a holiday for the kids, for the staff its actually hard work. On this trip however, because the staff were so organised we were able to relax which is really rare. The team were there all through the day from when you got up in the morning right through to getting them to bed - there was always this deep sense of safety. The Instructors were so professional throughout the trip and their interaction with the students was of such a high quality - they knew how to be safe and have fun with students at the same time. It also meant that the students felt they could have fun in their interaction with us which was lovely. On other trips safety has always been a concern, but with a Rockley trip we could really trust the staff.

The benefits of an informal learning environment

Raising aspirations Speaking about learning new skills and going above and beyond, we had a student who couldn’t ride a bike. I didn’t mention this to the Rockley staff, however during the trail biking, one of your instructors spent the whole session teaching this lad how to ride. He was so patient with him and when the boy actually got the hang of it, it was a really lovely moment. The boy had a massive beam on his face. It was such an accomplishment for him and so amazing that your instructor took the time to teach him this new skill. This will have a massive effect on that boy. It was a really lovely moment.

Teacher, student rapport The trip really helped us to build a rapport with the children and a more positive relationship with the students seeing them outside a school context. I’ve not laughed as much that week consistently in such a www.rockley.org/schools www.rockley.org

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Improved engagement and confidence You go on this trip and you think you’re going to learn and experience watersports but actually its not just about learning to paddleboard or sail a catamaran, it’s so much more than that. The students are learning about teamwork, confidence and listening and it really brought everyone together. We were on Twitter so that the parents could see what they were doing and they were just so pleased that their son or daughter were getting this kind of experience and trying such a range of activities. A lot of our students came away inspired by the week.

Building relationships I think it’s the best trip I’ve ever been on. The kids were so well behaved because they were entertained and challenged. There was structure but they still had so much fun. On a selfish note, the level of how accommodating the staff were was unbelievable – even from the bottles of wine and beer in the fridge. Its such a lovely welcome and the cheese and wine night on the first night was such a lovely touch. Sitting with the staff and

"The evening activities were brilliant particularly the mud challenge – all the kids and staff joined in which added to the fun. Seeing the students laugh and love a good time was just one of many great moments" us all getting to know each other was a great start to the trip - I felt I could ask them anything. It was our holiday but we also happened to be on holiday with a bunch of 16 year old students!

Accessible to all

One great thing about the trip was that they could pay for it in installments over time which was brilliant. It meant that students who had never ever set foot on a paddleboard or a catamaran or even get to go abroad are suddenly getting these opportunities. All the children loved their time on the water and this is a real testament to your staff. Seeing the students laugh and have such a good time – there were some great moments, it was fantastic. Other trips I’ve been on, it’s been a case of take it or leave it but a Rockley trip, I can’t wait to come back! www.rockley.org/schools

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all you need to

know

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 assessments, 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 in your group’s itinerary, all meals and drinks from arrival on, to departure from the centre, insurance and, for trips to our French centres and 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, on 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 sleep 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 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.

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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 2019 to 31st December 2019. 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. Personal luggage For loss or damage to your personal belongings. Limit £1,500 (single item limit £250 / valuables in all £250). Personal money Covers for loss of money. Limit £500 (cash £200)

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). 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.

Tou r Op e r a t o r F a il u r e Ins u ranc e Your booking with us is insured by IPP Ltd and its panel of Insurers. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with/to Rockley Watersports Ltd and for whom transport and accommodation is provided. For further information see www.ipplondon.co.uk

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Standard programme of activities Instruction & supervision Use of all necessary equipment RYA certificates for those on a sailing course 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.

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France Adventure from £450

UK Adventure from £99

Multi-activity Watersports Adventure

UK 5 Day Adventure

High Season

Low Season

High Season

Mid Season

Low Season

13th Jun - 26th Jul

2nd May - 13th Jun 26th Jul - 20th Sep

23rd Jun - 30th Aug

27th Apr - 23rd Jun

7th Jan - 27th Apr 31st Aug - 15th Dec

from £595

from £450

POA

from £315

from £280

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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.

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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

Mid Season

Low Season

22nd May - 30th Aug

24th April - 24th May

4th Jan - 24th Apr 4th Sep - 13th Dec

from £180

from £155

from £99

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Friday pm – Sunday pm. All prices in the table above are per full paying place. www.rockley.org/schools

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