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School and Group Activity Trips Residential trips France & UK School & group activity trips

New curriculum-led trips


“When planned and implemented well, learning outside the classroomcontributed significantly to raising and improving pupils’ personal, social and emotional development� Ofsted


TOP5 REASONSTO CHOOSEROCKLEY

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safety is 3 Your our priority support 4 We’ll you through the whole booking process create life5 We long memories

& offer amazing experiences

School & group activity trips

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hen you consider the amount of time a young person spends at school, it highlights that this time really matters. It needs to count. This however, should not be confined to the walls of a classroom. Well planned, high quality residential experiences are invaluable in terms of their outcomes. It is often these kind of ‘out of the ordinary,’ high-impact events which heightens a young person’s desire for learning.

Residential experiences are particularly beneficial when combined with subjects such as geography, history and creative writing. Teaching such subjects in a more creative environment goes a long way in increasing learner engagement and producing positive outcomes. As a family-run business which has been offering high quality residential trips for over 43 years, we are passionate about creating experiences that have a positive, long-lasting effect on the young people who come with us. It’s about inspiring young people to achieve beyond the classroom, encouraging them to forge strong friendships and creating life-long memories.

Contents Benefits of a residential trip Brilliant residentials Safety Forging relationships Activities Days Out Multi-activity programme Our customer service promise French centres Camping & food

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Sleeping & travel UK centres UK residentials Geography self-led Uniformed Groups The school’s team Our staff We talk to Twynham teacher, Andy All you need to know What’s included www.rockley.org/schools www.rockley.org/schools

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Benefits of a Great Residential During a Rockley Adventure trip, students will develop knowledge, understanding, resilience, teamwork and a sense of pride in undertaking new challenges. Such opportunities as part of their education enhances their progress in learning and supports a range of positive social and learning outcomes.

Enhanced Relationships • • •

Working collaboratively with teachers and breaking down barriers Building relationships with fellow students and working as a team Strong sense of community and belonging

Experiencing Success • • •

Opportunity to face practical and physical challenges Opportunity to be successful at something different Overcoming fears and taking on new challenges

Being Healthy • • •

Encouraging an active lifestyle Recognising the link between a healthy lifestyle and a healthy mind Promoting a positive mental attitude

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Our Mission

To provide the BESTpossible outdoor education experience for children of school age

Our Vision

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

Communication • • •

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

Confidence &Engagement • • • •

The self belief to take on challenges and try new things Increased motivation and engagement Bouncing back when things go wrong Improved behaviour, achievement, progress and attainment

Independence • •

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

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ABrilliant Residential Rockley Adventure offers a safe, secure and happy setting for young people to experience a residential trip away from home. We offer diverse learning experiences which empower young people to take on new challenges and succeed outside the classroom.

Supporting your educational requirements

Standing on their own feet Residential trips can help young people 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 • • • • •

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 Provide new and memorable experiences Experiences designed to support specific learning requirements

What’s included? • • •

Full-board accommodation Instruction by qualified instructors and use of all equipment. Flexible adventure trips to suit the varied needs of your group - day, weekend or week-long trips

79%of secondary students indicated that the residential had made them realise that what they learn at school is important to them

Our range of adventure trips can be designed to support all of your pupils’ educational requirements. Outside learning is more effective when integrated into your schools curriculum and ethos and when such learning is reinforced back in the classroom.

Speak to our teamto talk about your bespoke activity trip • • • • •

National Curriculum Key Stages 2,3 & 4 Duke of Edinburgh Awards BTEC Level 2 & 3 RYA Scheme GCSE PE

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Serious about Safety With 43 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 EVERY student, teacher, staff and instructor MUST wear a buoyancy aid when on the water NO ONE is allowed on the water without a safety boat in attendance ALL our main safety boats carry a First Aid Kit EACH group of students is always in the charge of a fully qualified instructor EVERY 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

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Forging strong relationships

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ood relationships make us happier and healthier. Fact. Real happiness and success comes from the strong relationships we form as well as fundamental human qualities such as resilience, humility, enthusiasm, persistence or the desire to achieve a positive or worthwhile outcome.

It’s these kind of social skills that young people learn, and the new relationships they form on a residential trip that develops their confidence and enhances a real sense of belonging. A Rockley Adventure focuses on inclusivity, team spirit, encouragement, motivation and fun - with that comes self-belief, achievement and positive, life-long friendships.

The outcomes of forging strong relationships • • • • • •

Opportunities to break down existing barriers, hierarchies and power relationships Students and teachers work more collaboratively in unfamiliar surroundings on unfamiliar tasks where the teacher is not automatically the expert Students are more willing to ask for help Residentials are a leveller for students and staff Opportunities to develop and practise key social skills Young people feel a real sense of community and belonging

On a residential trip, in an outside environment, youngsters are not judged based on their academic achievements but instead are valued in different ways and discover new ways of being successful


is the key to success 84%of secondary students and 71%of KS2 pupils said that because of the residential, they get on better with the other pupils in their class Learning Away Study


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Activities to get excited about During a Rockley Adventure trip, students will develop knowledge, understanding, resilience, teamwork and a sense of pride in undertaking new challenges and believe that such opportunities as part of their education and can enhance their progress in learning.

Activites France &UK • • • • • •

Kayaking Dinghy Sailing Stand up Paddleboarding Catamaran Sailing Raft Building Windsurfing

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Teambuilding Personal Development MegaSUP Canoeing Cycling

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Waterparks Surfing

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High Ropes White Water Rafting

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DaysOut Our week long programmes include the chance to explore the local area and take part in activities away fromour centres. We have a choice of excursions fromwhich you can tailor a day out to suit your group and budget. FRANCE

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Dune du Pyla Arcachon Bordeaux Biarritz AquaLand, a water flume park White water rafting in the Pyrenees High Ropes challenge Surfing

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Jurassic Coast including Lulworth Cove, Chesil Beach, Corfe Castle and Brownsea Island Splashdown - Poole’s local waterflume park Adventure Pirate Bushcraft Go Ape

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Multi Activity Programme By enticing youngsters 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.

Sample France plan Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

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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

MegaSUP

Canoeing

Evening

Travelling

Games Evening

Egg drop

Quiz night

Depart centre

Excursion

Sample UKplan Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

AM

Pico sailing

Kayaking

Raft building

MegaSUP

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

BBQ & Rockley challenge

Team games

“So impressed with all the activities. Our kids have had a week they will never forget!� Moulton School www.rockley.org/schools

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Opportunities to succeed in a range of new physical challenges www.rockley.org/schools

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Our

Customer Service Promise While organising a school trip may seem like a difficult task, especially if it’s for the first time, at Rockley 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 the very best outdoor learning experience possible.

Added value

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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

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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

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No hidden extras Free places are offered at 1:10 ratio for staff to students Daily meeting with the Manager Welcome meeting with Centre Senior Team

“Excellent! Very well organised - we have complete trust in the Rockley team” Streathamand ClaphamHigh School for Girls www.rockley.org/schools

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OurFrenchCentres

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.

Prices from just ÂŁ500pp


LeLac Mimizan L

e Lac Mimizan caters for a wide range of abilities and ages. 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 Le Lac Mimizan? •

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Based on the shores of the large freshwater lake 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 location Table tennis, boules, beach volleyball pitch & basketball Al fresco bar Adjacent to a fantastic high ropes park with stages set in the spectacular pine trees Fabulous cycle routes & trails Swimming pool

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AzuRivage

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zuRivage offers the perfect setting in which to boost confidence and develop teamwork. Students and Group Leaders alike enjoy the personal feel and tranquil nature of this location. The campsite atmosphere coupled with the variety of activity programmes available make it an ideal choice for your group.

Why AzuRivage? • • • • • • • • •

Campsite boasts a unique French ambience 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 Al fresco bar On-site supermarket Outdoor swimming pools with slide

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LaRive L

a Rive specialises in multi-activity programmes with variety and fun being the key to its relaxed and yet professional environment. Set in a beautiful and safe learning location, it is ideal for energetic groups that thrive on challenging activities.

Why La Rive? • • • • •

Large campsite beach Based on a large freshwater lake Safe and shallow water activity area Private channel offering safe access to the lake On-site supermarket

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Outdoor and covered swimming pools Multi-sports pitch Restaurant & bar facilities Accommodation area nestled just 50 metres from the beach, nestled amongst the pine trees offering a sheltered area

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The Best Kind of Outdoor Adventure

Camping

Eating

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!

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 al fresco 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.

The benefits: • • • • • • •

Helps youngsters develop a sense of adventure Builds resilience Gives young people the freedom to explore Boosts creativity and imagination Releases stress Promotes happiness Brings young people closer to nature

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Sleeping

Travel

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, six children. Each tent has lanterns, metal frame beds and for added safety, a personal alarm. As Group Leader, your tent will also have a fridge and refreshments to welcome you on arrival. It will be sited a short distance from your group.

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.

At our UK centre, Rockley Point, your group’s accommodation may consist of bunk room and mobile homes. Bunk accommodation sleeps six to eight pupils and has its own bathroom. Group Leaders will share rooms.

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Door to door convenience No regional supplements Reclining seats and seatbelts Stereo / pa system and DVD Toilet Air conditioning Minimum of two drivers Optional stopovers for Disneyland Paris and/or Futuroscope Regular stops and driver changes

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Our UKCentres

Prices fromjust £99pp

Rockley Point

Poole Park Lake

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The UK’s premier provider of watersports training with unrivalled levels of instructor expertise Dinghy sailing - students can gain RYA certificates according to ability Kayaking, windsurfing and multi-activity sessions Residential facilities as well as a beautiful sandy beach and beachside cafe

Shallow and extremely safe activity area Best for introduction to watersports RYA certificated sessions available Short taster sessions and multi-activity sessions in sailing, windsurfing and kayaking Affordable for most pupils making watersports even more accessible

Poole Harbour offers some of the most idyllic waters to engage in adventurous activities. Achallenging yet safe environment in which to learn. Not all classrooms should have walls www.rockley.org/schools

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Primary &Secondary UKResidentials

Below is a sample plan for our 5-day residential adventure trips to our UK Rockley Point centre. Activities can vary depending on your group’s specific needs and can be changed accordingly.

Sample 5-day plan Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

AM

Pico sailing

Kayaking

Raft building

MegaSUP

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

BBQ & Rockley challenge

Team games

Speak to our teamto talk about your bespoke multi-activity or an RYAsailing trip

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


Geography Studies Rockley’s flagship centre is the ideal base for offering a range of geography and natural field self-led study residentials

Self-led study

Teaching Facilities

Evening Options

Rockley’s flagship centre is the ideal base for offering a range of geography and natural field self-led study residentials. The Jurassic stretch of coastline with its 185 million years of geological history makes it a popular location for geography fieldwork. With Studland, Old Harry Rocks, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door on our door step, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

With out teaching classrooms based on a beach, Rockley offers the ideal learning environment for your students. Our range of classrooms are designed to suit all group sizes, each with Wi-Fi connectivity, projectors and whiteboards.

Should you require it, we can offer a varied range of evening activities to keep your students entertained. After dinner activities can include anything from beach games, a beach BBQ and quiz nights as well as an excursion to a local water flume park.

With direct access to the beach and a beachside cafe located next to your teaching classrooms, it’s the ideal escape from a traditional school environment.

Speak to our teamabout a bespoke trip to suit your pupils’ educational requirements

We’ll be on hand to offer any help with additional resources or to arrange excursions.

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Adventures for Uniformed Groups At Rockley we have created the ideal environment for uniformed groups to enjoy an experience away from home. A residential trip is an amazing opportunity to develop personal, interpersonal and leadership skills. Our action-packed multi-activity trips offer a range of water and land based adventurous activities designed to inspire, motivate and challenge your group, all led by our highly skilled and passionate staff who will encourage a ‘have a go’ attitude. Why not combine an activity trip with a visit to Brownsea Island, the birthplace of scouting, or the wonderful Jurassic Coast World Heritage site.

We can help you work towards the following badges or with your unit meeting activities. Badges may include but are not limited to; • • • •

Teamwork Challenge Award Water Activities Activity Badge Nights Away Staged Activity Badge Sailing Staged Activity Badge

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Water Activities Badge Elements of Different Interest Badges Duke of Edinburgh Awards Paddle Sports Badge RYA Sailing Qualifications

Inclusive packages or accommodation ONLY options are available. Please enquire for further details.

“As always the scouts had a great time! Feedback on sessions was good with positives on the day. The scouts improved and benefitted fromthis.” Armstrong Scouts www.rockley.org/schools

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Our School &Groups Team The School and Groups Teamare made up of a bunch of individuals with a wealth of experience and youthful energy. They are uncompromisingly passionate about watersports and the outdoors and are dedicated to exceeding your customer expectations.

Jack

Keiron

Sara

Cath

Jack is our School and Groups Manager and has been part of the Rockley family for over nine years. A dedicated father of three girls, he is also a Governor at his daughter’s school. Not only keen to play an active role in his girls’ education, it also gives him great insight and experience of the education system.

Before joining the Rockley team back in 2009 Keiron used to be a ski instructor at Christchurch Dry Ski slope. Alongside his love of skiing and sailing, he also likes to enter the odd running event - a favourite being the challenging Studland Stampede. You’ll also often see him running round Poole park Lake on a Saturday park run!

Former Primary School teacher, Sara spends some of her spare time open water swimming as a member of the East Dorset Sea Swimming Club, recently completing the 6.5km Round Brownsea Island swim. She is a qualified Dive Master and has swam with manta rays and whale sharks in Asia. She has also jumped out of a plane!

A true lover of the water and sailing, Cath lives on her very own yacht. She is also hugely passionate about protecting our environment and is the driving force behind Rockley’s environmental ethos. Cath started her journey with Rockley as a young Dinghy Instructor in 2007 before joining the School and Groups Team in 2018.

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Our Staff “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

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.

Carefully Selected 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 instil a sense of fun into all aspects of your trip; from teaching to our programme of evening activities.

Highly Qualified 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. 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

We catch up with Andy from Twynham school during his stay at Le Lac Mimizan along with a group of 50 year eight students. The school has been running the trip for 10 years and it’s Andy’s seventh as Group Leader. Why run a trip and why Rockley? We’re very lucky with our school in the fact that we get to run many residential trips and when it comes to the watersports, adventure trips, I mean I’ve had a look around other companies but I just find that Rockley is the best. We look for the safety, the equipment that’s provided, the level of the relationship with the company, the enthusiasm

of the staff, the location, the food. It’s just great for the students to get away from their parents and to make friendships with new people. We can take a large group of students away in a foreign country, in a totally different environment to what they are used to and we know they are going to be safe and have fun.

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“It’s a great opportunity to see students in a different light, faced with different challenges, and thoroughly enjoying themselves. We look forward to many, many more trips with Rockley.”

Student teacher rapport

Favourite activity

Teacher enjoyment

At this age, towards the end of year eight, we’re preparing the students for some challenges in year nine and some lifelong opportunities. This time away really helps us. We forge good relationships with those we maybe don’t know very well, the students form good relationships with their peers, and for us it’s a great opportunity to see students in a very different light, faced with different challenges, and thoroughly enjoying themselves.

Some of the best activities for the children, honestly can be anything on the water. The more recent addition to the programme the MegaSUP, has been really successful along with the kayaking and generally the opportunity to sail. Many of our students haven’t tried this before and probably won’t get the chance to do it again.

Every year we come here, the teacher’s really, really enjoy it – I have to turn them away every single year. The benefits for us are far and beyond any other trip. As well as the relationships we forge with our students, we also get to have a go at all the activities which isn’t something we often get to do when on a school trip.

“I’ve had a look around other companies but I just find that Rockley is the best.” Andy, Group Leader 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.

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.

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, 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 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 staff qualifications and experience, instructor to participant ratios and our operational procedures. In addition, our UK centres are AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme) licensed and we also hold the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge. 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 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.

Do we need passports?

A passport valid for six months beyond the length of stay 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 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.

Security

Each of our watersports centres are 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.

Insurance

The cost of our 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. A summary of cover can be found below and on our website: www.rockley.org/schools/teachers

Tour Operator Failure Insurance

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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What’s included

What’s not included

• Standard programme of activities • Instruction & supervision • Use of all necessary equipment • RYA certificates for those on sailing courses • Full board accommodation • FREE places for Group Leaders & accompanying adults • Daily manager meetings • Travel insurance for groups departing from the UK • All prices are fully inclusive • Return coach travel (French trips ONLY) • Ferry fares & tolls, where applicable

• Meals on the journey • Sleeping bags & pillows • Optional extra activities / excursions • RYA logbooks • Group Passport or visas • Insurance for groups travelling from outside the UK

other transport options are available on request

Concessionary places FREE staff places on a ratio of 1:10 full paying students

Our Environmental Pledge At Rockley we are very passionate about doing our bit to protect our environment and we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint. Over the past few years we have taken small and big steps to change how we operate across all our centres. These have included: • • •

No single use plastics Beach cleans Changing the way we run our sessions in order to reduce the use of our powerboats and therefore fuel

“We love the waters we use and we have a responsibility to protect themand encourage others to do the same.” Pip Woods, MD www.rockley.org/schools

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