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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

Zip through the air this summer at Frontier Centre

We are excited to have started work on a brand new Aerial Adventure experience at our Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire.  The new adrenalin-filled Aerial Adventure course will include high ropes, abseil tower, abseil slope,

Snowdon Horseshoe Adventure Challenge

This year our incredible trainee instructors will be running events and raising funds to transform young lives through outdoor adventure at Rock UK.  In April, our 23 first year trainees will be hiking the Snowdon Horseshoe to

The Prince of Wales visits Summit Centre

On Friday 22nd February, we were honoured to welcome His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to our brand new Summit Centre. The event began impressively, with a limousine sweeping into Summit Centre accompanied by a procession

New Beginnings as a Trainee Instructor

Sarah aged 18 from London joined our Instructor Training Programme as a trainee, last September. Sarah gives an insight into her first three months of training at Whithaugh Park. As my train pulled away from the station and I

Interview with an Outdoor Activity Instructor

Hilary Gyde, Chief Instructor, at our Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire answers some questions about working at Rock UK as an outdoor activity instructor.   Tell us a bit about yourself I was born and grew up in Oxfordshire,

Start the school year with an autumn term residential

At Rock UK, we have long believed in the value of taking a class away on an activity residential at the beginning of the school year. We support Learning Away and their #WinterResidentials campaign, which shows the transforming

Adventure Days in South Wales

Adventure days at Summit Centre offer unforgettable experiences for all ages. The action packed days allow groups to experience the beautiful, rugged scenery of South Wales whilst immersing themselves in adrenalin fuelled activities.

Get outside and have an outdoor adventure

The school summer holidays have just started and like many parents you’ll be thinking about how to entertain the children for the next six weeks. With tablets, games consoles, smartphones and television you may spend some time

An action-packed Spree weekend at Rock UK

Rock UK welcomed over 1,000 children, young people and youth leaders to two of this year’s Urban Saints Spree weekends. In June Spree in the Borders was held at our Whithaugh Park in Scotland. In this blog we share an insight

A School Adventure break at Rock UK

Year 3 pupils and their teachers from Trinity Primary School visited our Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire. We would like to thank Mr Dainty and Trinity Primary teachers for allowing us to share their blog post, which gives