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School Day Trip supports Recovery Curriculum

We spoke to Elisabeth at Brooklands Farm Primary School about their recent visit to Frontier Centre in September. The school would normally bring their Year 6s for a three-night residential, but due to Covid-19 the government

Centre Assistant to Chief Executive

The Board of Trustees are delighted to announce the appointment of Malcolm Maclean as Rock UK’s Chief Executive Officer. The appointment was made following the April Board Meeting.   Malcolm is not new to Rock UK and

Trainee Outdoor Instructor Interview

Every year in September we welcome over 20 trainee instructors to our instructor training programme, which combines faith, learning and adventure. Margaret is a 19-year-old from Birmingham, she joined our two-year instructor training

Year 11 Revision Residential

A revision residential can be a great opportunity to focus students, grow confidence and reduce stress. Coming away to our sites for focused revision time can make an enormous difference to students and foster great study skills

School residential aids transition to secondary

For many children the transition from primary school to secondary school can be worrying. The move to secondary school brings a lot of changes – different classrooms and different teachers for each subject, larger buildings

What is the role of a Trustee?

Margaret Wooding Jones is Chair of the Board of Trustees. In this blog Margaret shares more about her role and how our Trustees enable and support the work of the charity. The Board of Trustees can sound like a very official and

Summit Centre wins best activity provider

We are delighted that Summit Centre has won the South East Wales Tourism Award for ‘Best Regional Activity Provider’. The former coal mine has been turned into a unique destination with over 20 different instructed adventure

Could you fundraise for Rock UK this year?

It is through your kindness and generosity, that we see young lives transformed through outdoor adventures. As a not-for-profit charity, fundraising events help to create awareness for Rock UK and to raise vital funds, which means

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 2,800 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

Christian family break in Scottish Borders

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