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Interview with our CEO

We caught up with David our CEO during one of his visits to Head Office and asked him a few questions, so we could get to know him a little better! Please tell us a little about yourself? My wife and I live in Oxfordshire and

Outdoor adventure has changed my life

This September, 22 young adults travelled up to Whithaugh Park, in the Scottish Borders, to start a new chapter in their lives – as Trainee Instructors with Rock UK. During their initial three month long induction (September

How the Rock UK Bursary Began…

Since 2013, the Rock UK Bursary Fund has helped over 2,000 children and young people. Richard Sewell, Frontier Centre Director, explains how the bursary began and how the demand has grown to provide outdoor adventure to over 700

Fun and Adventure at Rock UK’s Holiday Clubs

During the summer and Easter school breaks we run holiday clubs for those living close to a Rock UK centre! You see, we really do not like to miss an opportunity to bring outdoor adventure to young people! We have welcomed hundreds

Relaxed, refilled and rejuvenated at Refresh

Over the summer, we welcomed six families to our very first Christian family camp at our beautiful site in the Scottish Borders countryside.  Claire Musson, Whithaugh Park’s Customer Relationship Manager, tells us more about

Rock UK welcomes New Chief Executive

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Locke as our new Chief Executive. David Locke takes over from John Heasman who left Rock UK and joined CCT Conference Centres earlier in the summer. David joins us from The Berkshire

Meet Carroty Wood’s New Centre Director

Linden’s first week at Rock UK was a whirlwind of outdoor adventure with our Senior Leadership Team. Activities included a 10-mile trek, sleeping under the stars in a one-man tent and an evening of entertainment around the campfire

A volunteer’s insight into Spree Central

Spree Central is an annual summer event hosted at Frontier Centre and run in partnership with Urban Saints.  We welcomed around 700 adults, teenagers and children onto the site to enjoy a weekend packed full of adventure, activities

Frontier Centre hosts maths challenge

The Peterborough Diocese Education Trust is a multi-academy trust of 30 schools across Northamptonshire and Rutland. The academies come together each year to host a maths enrichment event for year 5 pupils across the trust. The

Adventurous fun at Spree in the Borders

We love to work in partnership with youth and children’s organisations across the country to transform young lives through outdoor adventure. Working in partnership with Urban Saints, we welcomed over 200 children, young people

What do pupils learn on an outdoor residential?

Across our four adventure centres, we welcome 60,000 visitors each year, including over 400 schools. Outdoor adventure activities help to build fitness and promote physical wellbeing. They also help with concentration, improve

Outdoor Classroom Day at Rock UK

We are proud to join in with Outdoor Classroom Day, a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. Thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. This year so far almost

Five reasons to plan a revision residential

It’s that time of year when students are busy revising for their SATs, GCSEs and A level exams. A revision residential can be a great opportunity to focus students, grow confidence and reduce stress.  Here’s five reasons

Life Changing Adventure

Every year we run a free 1 or 2 year instructor training programme for young people which combines faith, learning and adventure. Jez Parker, aged 19 from Kent, is in his second year of the programme.  What attracted you to Rock