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School Days with a Difference www.link4life.org/holwac Lakebank, Littleborough, Rochdale, OL15 0DQ

01706 370499

Link4Life is the trading name of Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust. Registered Charity No: 1118610


Contents Why choose us? Welcome What are the benefits? Progression Chart Water Based Activities Sailing Windsurfing Paddle Sports Minisplash Raft Build

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Land Based Activities Climbing Archery Mountain Biking Team Build Orienteering School Subjects Learning Objectives and Outcomes Your Booking Contact Details Prices Other Activities FAQs

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Why choose Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre?

Over 25 years of experience, fully accredited and licensed. Adventurous activities that support and enhance the school curricula Excellent reputation for professional, enthusiastic staff who engage and interact with groups Located in and around a lake in the beautiful South Pennines

To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

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Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre: • We offer a complete range of activities both land and water based

• We aim to create and enhance links with schools and colleges • We design our programs to enhance student learning and personal development • We support the national curriculum • We are an Adventure Activity Licence (AALA) holder • We employ professional, enthusiastic, qualified staff • We are passionate about the activities we deliver

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To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org


Welcome

Thank you for choosing Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre All activities and sessions are designed to be safe, fun, enriching and educational. We encourage participation through support, using challenge by choice. By visiting the centre we want to enhance the learning and development of every child. Gary Butler - Community Facility Manager

To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

I believe that Hollingworth Lake is the jewel in Rochdale’s crown. We have a fantastic site just on the outskirts of Rochdale that provides many opportunities for schools and members of the public alike. I have been the Facility Manager at Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre more than 10 years. Over that time we have had many schools visit us, primary, secondary and colleges. Pupils and staff always leave having had a rewarding and fulfilling experience.

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How Alternative/Outdoor Education

benefits everyone Pupil

Development:

Social, Communication, Independence, Confidence

Health:

Improved

Community

Mental & Wellbeing Benefits

Cohesion

Cross

Curricular:

Arts, Science, Geography, Maths, English, History, PE, Design and Technology

Alternative/ Outdoor Education

Environmental

Awareness

Improves Pupil Focus

Inclusive Offers Pupils

Alternative Memorable

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Activities


Progression Chart Beginner/Never tried before

Introductory course Stage 1 or 2 Sailing or Windsurfing, Paddlepower Passport, NICAS Level 1 etc

Taster session or Multi-Activity sessions

Intermediate Courses Membership to Hollingworth Lake Activity Club

Advanced Courses

(Speak to a member of the management team about this)

Instructor Courses (16+) To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

Employment (16+)

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Water Activities

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Sailing

Windsurfing

Paddlesports

Mini Splash


Sailing What is it?

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

Get a feel for the sport as you become an independent sailor. Before you head out on the the water, we will cover the basics of water safety and sailing. Once we feel confident students are ready, we will set out courses to follow and give additional instruction on the water.

Qualifications:

RYA Sailing Stage 2 can be completed in 2 days or in an equivalent number of weekly sessions.

The sailing instructor was very calm and reassuring giving clear instructions. All staff are very professional and very good with all children especially SEN.

Milnrow Parish Primary

To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

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Windsurfing What is it?

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

Windsurfing basics will be covered on land through an instructor brief and our ‘board-demo,’ where you get to learn about balance and controlling the board and sail. Head out on the water with an instructor and use these skills to follow a course and more.

Qualifications:

RYA Windsurfing Stage 2 can be completed in 2 days or in an equivalent number of weekly sessions.

All Staff were lovely! Our instructors did a good job of keeping the more lively class members on task.

St Gabriels RC Primary

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To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org


Paddlesports What is it?

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

Covering Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafted Canoeing, with a brief introduction to paddling we can head out onto the water and use our harbour area for skills, team and individual games. We can then progress to a journey and explore the beautiful lake.

Qualifications:

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Paddle Power Passport Levels 1-5 can be completed in 2 days or in an equivalent number of weekly sessions.

The instructors were fantastic! They made the activities very enjoyable for the children.

St Mary’s RC Primary

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Minisplash

KS1

What is it?

Aimed at reception age pupils this session is designed to build pupils’ confidence in and around the water. Using fun and games we start at the water’s edge then head out on an adventure before coming back to finish the session feeling more confident around the water.

To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

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The Instructors led an excellent Minisplash session. All other members of staff were very enthusiastic with our children.

Greenbank Primary


Raft Building What is it?

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

In small groups students are given the task to design and build a raft that will hold all of their team. We will give them instructions, hints and tips as they work together to create their raft. After instruction on how to paddle the raft, each team will compete in group tasks whilst on the water.

My son had Raft Building today at the activity centre. The kids had the best time ever, they just laughed and laughed. I would highly recommend this activity. Thanks for a great day.

Parent

To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

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Land Activities Climbing

Archery

Mountain Biking

Orienteering

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Rock Climbing What is it?

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

Starting from the ground we’ll warm up and then use the wall to introduce basic movement skills. In smaller groups we can set off on the wall and start learning the ropes, belaying and knot tying. Challenge yourself on our overhang.

Qualifications:

NICAS Level 1 can be completed in a minimum of 6 hours over weekly sessions NICAS Level 2 can be completed in a minimum of 12 hours over weekly sessions.

Thank you for my son’s fantastic school trip today. He has absolutely loved it - and is shattered now, which is great in my books!

Parent

To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

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Archery What is it?

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

After a safety briefing and demonstration we’ll develop skills in students such as patience, muscle control, strength and accuracy as they go for Gold. We can use a number of single person activities but also team games which both have elements of cooperation and competitiveness in them.

To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

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I was so excited to come here and I really enjoyed the trip.

Participant


Mountain Biking

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

What is it?

We have lots of accessible biking available to all groups such as heading out into the hills to explore the local landscape or visiting the school to deliver skills based sessions on our man-made obstacles. Biking can develop a range of skills both on and off the bike such as balance, fitness and bike maintenance.

Qualifications:

Go MTB Levels 1-3 can be achieved over 6 weekly sessions.

All staff are superb, I think they are all hard working and provide a quality service. Nothing is too much for the staff to help with.

Holy Cross

To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

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Team Building

What is it?

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

In small teams, students must rely on each other for cooperation and leadership in order to solve a number so challenges and problem-solving tasks that require their mental and/or physical skills.

Thank you for a fantastic day. All our needs were met and both children and staff had a great day.

Alkrington Primary School

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To book contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org


Orienteering What is it?

KS1

KS2

KS3

KS4

The staff were extremely positive and encouraging.

Westholme Junior School

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In small teams, participants are given a safety brief and an introduction to navigation. Setting off together their aim is to locate the markers that have been set out. Alongside fitness students will develop their geographical skills and spatial awareness.

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Windsurfing

Paddle Sports

Minisplash

Raft Build

Climbing

Archery

Mountain Biking

Orienteering

Team Build

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English

Art and Design

Science

Sailing

Activity or Subject

Geography

Physical Education

Design & Technology*

School Subjects and Outdoor Education

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● ● * (ICT)


Learning Objectives and Outcomes Build confidence.

Gain a basic understanding of the safety equipment we use. To develop team work and communication skills. To provide an opportunity for students to review their performance and discuss how they might improve. Develop basic environmental awareness and how it is used. To develop skills in all activities. To develop performance through physical ability. Improve overall fitness of students. To provide an introduction to an activity and provide further learning in terms of qualifications.

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Your Booking

Get in touch with our Booking Team and discuss which option suits your school the best. There are many options and we are always happy to discuss your school’s needs. • Taster session - up to 2 hour session • 6 Week National Governing Body Award. Typically 6 x 2hour sessions working towards a qualification

Or

• 2 full days National Governing Body Award • Half day Multi Activity package • Full day Multi Activity package • Multiple days - Ideal for larger group bookings to bring the whole school down

Outreach Visits to * Your School Struggling with transport?

We can come to you. The Activities available are Archery, Mountain biking (Shoretrax), Team building and Orienteering. • Half day on school grounds • Full day on school grounds *Subject to Pre-visit site check and Risk Assessment carried out.

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Contact Us

For bookings, quotes and further information contact us now on: Tel: 01706 370499 Email: holwac@link4life.org Web: www.link4life.org/holwac Once the booking is finalised we will provide: A booking form with T’s & C’s to be signed and returned, EV4 form, a copy of the AALA licence and a copy of our Public Liability Insurance. Risk assessments can be viewed by appointment at the centre, please see our FAQ’s for more information.

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Prices

January 2017-December 2017 Prices below are based on one activity.

Session Type

Single 2 hour taster

4 or more 2 hour sessions

On the Water

£87

£74.40

On Land

£87

£74.40

In groups of 6 In groups of 8

Groups of 30 or more

Please contact us on 01706 370499

Additional students can be added at a per head price. Prices for multi activity days, GCSEs and National Governing Body courses are based on above prices taking into account group size and sessions. For bookings, quotes and further information contact us now on:

Tel: 01706 370499 Email: holwac@link4life.org Web: www.link4life.org/holwac

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Other Activities After School Sessions:

Our extra-curricular activities include year round climbing, archery and in the summer our water activities. Through these we can promote further development.

Hollingworth Lake Activity Club:

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Open to 8-18 year olds and after achieving the minimum entry level qualification, they are able to become a member of the Activity Club. With the help of parents and volunteers the club offers higher level coaching. Achievements include World and European champions. We also offer Instructor Qualifications which can lead to employment within the centre and the outdoor activity sector. Please speak to a member of staff for more information.

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FAQ’s

Why is Alternative/Outdoor Education important? Alternative/Outdoor Education can play a big part in pupil’s learning and development. Here at Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre we promote activities that complement different curricular, they provide an experience that will be memorable for years to come.

What do I need to bring?

Wet Activities: Each pupil should bring the following: A towel, swimwear and footwear to get wet in (old shoes/ trainers are the best). We provide wetsuits and buoyancy aids. Land Activities: Suitable clothing and footwear that will keep you warm and dry.

Is there any reason you would cancel an activity?

In the event of bad weather causing a safety concern, we would offer an alternative or re-schedule the activity.

What documents do you provide?

We will send out copies of our Insurance, Adventure Activities license and an EV4 form. The Adventure Activities license covers all of our risk assessments. These can be made available for viewing by appointment.

How accessible are you?

We have a number of facilities on site that are accessible. These include toilets, changing facilities, hoists and activity equipment. We are set up to run the majority of activities to meet the needs of our participants. It would be advisable to get in contact with the centre before to discuss your needs.

What other amenities are there?

There is a pay and display car park, please arrive early as it can be busy. There are also a number of separate food outlets that can be used if you do not want to bring your own food

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What are your staffing ratios?

We base all of our staffing ratios on National Governing Body standards that also come in line with the Adventurous Activity Licensing Scheme.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions or issues please contact us on 01706 370499 or holwac@link4life.org

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Hollingworth Lake

Archery Sailing

Water Activity Centre

Windsurfing Kayaking

Lakebank, Littleborough, Rochdale, OL15 0DQ

Canoeing

01706 370499

Powerboating Climbing

Booking Office Open: 9am-5pm Email: holwac@link4life.org

Mountain Biking Schools and Groups Youth Activities Problem Solving Instructor Training

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Littleborough Station

Smithy Bridge Station

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Hollingworth Lake Activity Centre provides accessible activities for people with additional needs.

For more information about sport, leisure and culture in the borough of Rochdale visit

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Link4Life is the trading name of Rochdale Boroughwide Cultural Trust. Registered Charity No: 1118610

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