Learn how to use your natural environment to survive. Working as a team you will learn to build and light fires using sparks and build your own shelters. You will learn more about the natural environment around you, how to use it and look after it.
All Rock UK centres are set in rural locations with a wealth of natural resources on our doorstep. Many adventure activities use natural sciences such as physics and chemistry for bushcraft or geography orienteering. You can carry out a whole lesson sitting by the river bank or strolling through the grounds.
Communication & Listening Skills
Being able to hear something, process it and formulate a favourable response in a short space of time. We’ve developed a range of activities where groups have to learn to communicate and listen to one another to ensure tasks can be completed successfully.
Physical, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Preparing young people for adulthood. Many areas of PSHE such as citizenship, health and well-being and communication are widely explored in many of our adventure activities. Activities can be tailored to include areas such as trust, listening skills, relationships, democracy, justice, diversity and our environment; whatever your curriculum objectives.
Understanding the part an individual plays in their local and global community is becoming must in today’s world. Our spotlight sessions highlight many areas such as poverty, inequality, conflict and economical and environmental impact. We use real life examples to give a better understanding of what’s happening around the world.
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.
Working out a strategy to achieve the best outcome or solution to a problem. These activities teach children and young people how to evaluate a situation or task, plan a strategy of execution and then execute that strategy. Strategic planning, execution and reviewing stops them becoming frustrated and giving up too quickly.
We have a range of instructed activities that are designed to get groups working together through challenging team dynamics, they will have to work together to achieve certain tasks and challenges, developing listening skills, communication and trust within the group. They get a better understanding of their colleagues or classmates which aids development.
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.
Trust building activities help teams develop a level of understanding about their fellow group members and builds confidence in individuals as they learn to trust one another throughout their tasks.
Growth in aspirations
The opportunity to try new activities can help develop and grow aspirations. Getting everyone down the abseil tower or through the high ropes course puts the whole group on the same level of achievement. This helps young people realise their potential, sometimes for the very first time.