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School & group activity trips

France & UK 2019

Learning just got a whole lot more exciting!


Watersports training & holidays

life should be full of adventure

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 Already in our 42nd 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. Our school and group activity trips offer an exciting way to educate youngsters with residential experiences both in France and the UK, and it seems that year after year we continue to welcome more pupils than ever before. The positive effects of an outdoor learning experience really resonates with us as parents – over the years we have seen our own three children benefit from participating in a range of activities. We’ve seen their confidence grow, the sense of achievement they feel when trying something for the first time and continuing to excel and their interaction with those who they may never have spoken to before. With an activity programme which focuses of learning through doing, we truly believe that with Rockley, youngsters can develop a belief that they really can achieve 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

MEET OUR MANAGERS

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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 and believe that such opportunities as part of their education and 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 read their 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


“In school it’s very much about academic achievement.The skills they learn during this trip are are not the sort of skills you can learn in a classroom environment.” St Paul’s Junior School

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AN

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 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.

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A residential week with Rockley Adventure provides valuable opportunities for promoting teamwork, social skills and communication skills. We firmly believe that positive and enjoyable learning experiences, in such a unique environment, create more effective and beneficial learning outcomes.

Supporting development 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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"Thank you for a thoroughly wonderful week. The kids have loved it and we greatly appreciated the enthusiasm and warmth of your staff and how accommodating and helpful you’ve been at every turn" Canterbury Academy

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MEET OUR

MANAGERS

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; Kate’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.

Will Murray La Rive

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. www.rockley.org/schools

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Cat Albutt AzuRivage

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. It’s a far cry from her farming days in Gloucestershire

"Once again the trip has been amazing, from the range of activities, instructors and organisation. The leadership team on site couldn’t do enough to help with any request. AMAZING" Ringwood 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 Trainer and is one of the most highly regarded figures within the watersports industry.

Andy Smith Rockley Point

Watersports for all School & Groups Manager Jack Clark talks to teacher Andy Dach about making watersports accessible to all. At Rockley, we believe that young people of all ages and abilities should have the opportunity to have a go at watersports. We work alongside local schools to promote the benefits available to them in the hope that we can all work together to help shape a positive future for children. Each year Rockley offers two FREE watersports events - The Can-Do Festival and the Dorset School Games at our Poole Park location. Last year, school teacher Andy Darch from Kings Park Academy brought eight children on the SEN register to our Can Do festival for the first time. ‘Their response to the day was fantastic. We could see them grow in confidence and communicate with others in a new and exciting way that they had not experienced before. The benefits are endless - the opportunity to learn to sail on our doorstep and be proficient is an opportunity that can grow as a life skill for our students. It is not a one off activity that we are looking at, it is a progression of steps that could lead to finding a future champion! Life is one big adventure and we want to help our students find out and challenge themselves to discover their destiny. Taking on a challenge will only increase their confidence and experiences will only help develop their imaginary literacy skills in the future” The pupils are taking part in further sailing days at Poole Park in 2018 as well as a residential trip at Rockley Point in 2019 which will include some of the SEN pupils. Read the full interview on our websiterockley.org/news


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.

Windsurfing

Sailing

Kayaking

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Surfing

Catamaran Sailing Total satisfaction - absolutely outstanding! Fantastic experience for staff and pupils alike! Copleston High School

Cycling

Paddleboa

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High Ropes

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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 Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

AM

Arrive for breakfast Pico sailing

Trail biking

Aqualand (optional extra)

Dart sailing (Day sail)

Windsurfing

Trail biking

Arrive back at school

Lunch

At centre

At centre

Biscarrosse Plage

Lakeside beach

At centre

At centre

PM

Depart / Travel

Pico sailing

Kayaking

Dune du Pyla

Dart sailing

Kayaking

Stand up paddle boarding

Evening

Travel

Welcome & orientation

Centre challenge

Team building

Visit to a local beach/town

French affair

Final feast & depart

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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 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

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

AM

Arrive for breakfast Pico sailing

Upwind practice

Sailing a triangular course

Day out/ Visit to Arcachon

Pick up moorings & coming alongside

Sailing backwards

Arrive back at school

Lunch

At centre

At centre

Lakeside beach

Dune du Pyla

At centre

Lakeside beach

PM

Depart / Travel

Upwind sailing

Gybing & Five essentials downwind sailing

Dune du Pyla explore

Man overboard

Regatta afternoon

Evening

Travel

Welcome & orientation

Evening out

Centre challenge

Final feast Buffet

Certificate presentation/depart

Team building

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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

UK

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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, a local waterflume park Challenge your group with a session at a High Ropes course www.rockley.org/schools

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MAKING THINGS

EaSIER

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 we’ll be with you all the way, providing support, giving guidance and answering questions.

Added Value

 - No hidden extras

 - EXTRA FREE places for groups of 40+ Keiron Ranking

Jack Clark

Sara Holt

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.

 - Concessionary staff places

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6 full days of activities

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 - adventure@rockley.org or 01202 677272

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

"From start to finish, the professional, organised, caring approach is what encourages us to speak so highly of Rockley year after year." Woodroffe School

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Our

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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 we chose La Rive

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Large campsite beach

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 On-site supermarket Outdoor and covered swimming pool

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

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

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Campsite boasts a unique French ambience

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Al fresco bar

Offers perfect conditions for a multi-activity programme

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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 www.rockley.org/schools

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Le Lac Mimizan 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

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Based on the shores of Étang d’Aureilhan & close to the beautiful seaside town of Mimizan Plage

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Sheltered location offering a great introduction to watersports activities

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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

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Our

UK

centres

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 UK’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.

“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

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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

Climbing wall

Team building

From just £270 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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school & group activity trips

Our

team

school &

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group activit

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. “Instructors were committed to teaching the students and making sure they had a good time and learnt alot. Everything was well organised and easy to manage. A fantastic experience for everyone and would absolutely recommend to other schools and will definitely be back� Haydon 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 and 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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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, 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


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.

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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

 - Minimum of two drivers

 - Reclining seats and seatbelts

  - Optional stopovers for Disneyland Paris &/or Futuroscope

 - No regional supplements

 - Stereo / pa system and DVD 

Toilet -

  - Regular stops and driver changes

Travel


Q&A Watersports training & holidays

Rockley talks to Alex James from St Paul’s Junior School in Barnes, London about the benefits of a residential trips and how the teachers loved the down-time too! How long have you been running trips with Rockley?

This year will be our second year running a residential trip with Rockley. We had gone away historically with another provider for a number of years and we were looking for a change.

How did you hear about Rockley and what prompted you to book?

The trip was being offered to our year eight pupils as a post-exam celebration - we chose Rockley because we wanted to offer our students a longer trip and we liked the mix and variety of activities that Rockley offered. The Head’s daughter had also been on a trip with Rockley and she said that the kids had a wonderful time - the location looked great and the package Rockley offered was fantastic!

How easy do you find the process of booking a trip?

The booking process was brilliant. All the support we needed was there and Jack was very good at coming in and taking us through the process. Anytime I had a query about anything there was always someone at the end of a phone or I would get a quick response by email. They were very flexible all the way through and all the information provided was very clear so the whole process was very smooth and made very easy for us.

What is unique about a Rockley adventure for the school?

The whole mix of what the boys can do! We’ve got the excursions, all the watersports and the evening based activities. I think for me last year, and what the staff also noticed is the fact that we didn’t have to be there the whole time, we weren’t expected to get involved and when the boys were doing an activity, it was fully led by the Rockley staff. If staff did get involved with any of the activities it was because they wanted to and not because they were obliged to be there. For the staff this was something completely new to them because often when you do these residential trips you’re expected to be on duty 24/7 - we had down time, and a chance to relax but also be there for the boys when we were needed.

How do you feel your students benefit from learning new skills outside the classroom?

Hugely. The big thing about doing a residential like this not necessarily the activities they’re doing but more about the team building and the teamwork they have to do. It’s them being together and working together as a group and having to listen to each other which can be quite difficult for boys of that age! They were taught valuable skills and the boys came back raving about the sailing and learning how to do all the different activities. Most of them had not done these activities before and it was great for them to be given the opportunity and for us to see how happy they were about trying something new.

Do you feel that it’s necessary for a residential trip to be part of school life?

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are are not the sort of skills you can learn in a classroom environment. This is very much the first time we take them away for a long period of time so there’s alot of excitement about this trip and we were blessed with generally good weather!

What makes a trip so enjoyable for your staff and the pupils? For the staff it’s definitely the freedom to be involved as much as they want to be as well as the on-site help and support from all of the Rockley staff - everyone was really supportive and helpful. It’s very much a different level of customer service that you would normally get on a school trip. The coach company also deserve a special mention - an established company which Rockley have used for a very long time.

And for the boys, I think going away to the south of France - I mean that was just beautiful - the lake, the setting, the range of activities. They were never bored but also not worn out - they never felt like they were doing too much. Rockley got the balance just right. The evening activities were fun and kept them fully entertained. At night, the boys were tired but in a good way and the feedback I got back afterwards was very positive.

"The big thing about doing a residential like this not necessarily the activities they’re doing but more about the team building and the teamwork they have to do. It’s them being together and working together as a group and having to listen to each other which can be quite difficult for boys of that age! "

How important are safety procedures when considering an outdoor trip and do Rockley meet these requirements?

Very important. Obviously there are alot of trip regulations but Rockley were brilliant at providing very comprehensive risk assessments for all the activities. I didn’t need to change a single thing, simply brief the staff before they left. It’s obviously something we need to consider but Rockley made it really easy with all the information they provide.

What has made you re-book with Rockley this year?

Just the fantastic experience and the positive feedback from both the staff and the boys. Both the range of activities and the Rockley staff ensured that the boys were fully engaged and you could see how much fun they were having. They all got on and really loved the experience - that made it so easy for us to run and manage the trip. 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 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.

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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 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. Personal luggage For loss or damage to your personal belongings. Limit £1,000 (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 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 £415

UK Adventure from £99

Multi-activity Watersports Adventure

UK 5 Day Adventure

High Season

Low Season

High Season

Mid Season

Low Season

15th Jun - 21st Jul

4th May - 15th Jun 28th Jul - 15th Sep

21st Jun - 30st Aug

29th Apr - 20th Jun

7th Jan - 28th Apr 31st Aug - 13th Dec

from £595

from £415

POA

from £299

from £270

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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

24th May - 30th Aug

26th April - 24th May

4th Jan - 26th Apr 6th Sep - 13th Dec

from £170

from £145

from £99

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Contact us 01202 677272 www.rockley.org/schools adventure@rockley.org

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Schools brochure 2019  
Schools brochure 2019