BMXing

Combine fun with learning new skills and developing existing ones during this session on the purpose built on-site tracks. There is an off-road obstacle and skills track where you can set up your own elements to meet your group needs, a racecourse track with circuits and ‘hills’ and a woodland track through the trees. We will instruct you on various biking skills and incorporate different obstacles into your session according to the ability and the requirements of your group. The maximum age is 14 years old for this activity.

Available at:
Carroty Wood

Learning Outcomes

Physical education

Outdoor adventure activities help to build fitness and promote physical wellbeing. They also help with concentration, improve teamwork and communication skills. Many activities allow for personal development too, helping children and young people realise their potential and building confidence. Getting active in the outdoors helps improve motivation and self-esteem.

Dexterity/Control and balance

We have lots of open spaces and self-led activities that are great for developing dexterity, control and balance. We have poles to walk and balance on, sports pitches and fields to run around on and a range of instructed activities that are good for balance and hand eye co-ordination.

Concentration

Managing behaviour through outdoor activities. Getting active outdoors, running around and trying new activities not only helps let off steam, it can also aid concentration when back in the classroom or workplace.

New skills

Whatever the skill, be it learning how to kayak, lighting a fire using friction or skills on the bike track, learning something new can boost confidence in a young person. This shows them that learning can be fun and equips them with the drive and motivation to want to learn more.

Self-confidence

Children and young people really come on in leaps and bounds on our residentials. Being away from home in a different environment, having to rely on their peers, trying new activities and finding their place within their group, gives a real boost to their confidence. They find skills they didn’t know they had.