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Case Studies

We took the time to ask regular visitors about their trips to our centres and have had some great responses. Have a read of how a Rock UK residential has positively impacted these young people! Langley Hall Carr Hill Primary School Allendale

Chief Executive celebrates anniversary

When I started on 19th June 1999 (when some of you weren’t even born!!) I was slightly lost and not sure what I was going to do, God had a plan! Starting out as a centre assistant, my background had been in youth work, scouting,

Meet the team: Emma

Emma joined Rock UK in 2011 on our Instructor Training Programme (ITP) She has since held a number of roles throughout the organisation from Instructor to Head Office support and administration. Emma is now our Chief Instructor

Meet the team: Sarah

  Sarah joined Rock UK on our Instructor Training Programme. After completing four years on the programme, she then became the Lead Instructor at Whithaugh Park in the Scottish Borders.   “I grew up in the Lake District

Meet the team: Lewis

Lewis is a Rock UK Instructor at the Carroty Wood outdoor adventure centre in Kent.   He joined our Instructor Training Program (ITP) in 2018 and completed his first year before the COVID pandemic hit.   When our centres re-opened,

Meet the Team: Olivia ‘Livs’

Olivia ‘Livs’ joined the Instructor Training Programme (ITP) in September 2021 and is based at the Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire.   “The first three months of our ITP was spent training at the Whithaugh Park site

Why choose Rock UK for your next school residential?

The challenge to choose a school residential trip provider There are a multitude of organisations in the UK and abroad that offer some form of outdoor adventure, so what are some of the things that form your search criteria

Customer Survey Results

100% of customers said outdoor adventure activities are important for children and young people’s mental wellbeing AND outdoor learning should be part of the Covid-19 recovery plan. In May 2021, we surveyed customers who had

School Activity Day Trips are back

After such a challenging 2020 and a second lockdown, it’s wonderful to have our centres back open and able to welcome groups again to our four centres. As restrictions eased and guidance allowed, we started to welcome school

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

2020 ROCK UK: 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 effective 31st March 2020. Malcolm is not new to Rock UK and has ‘risen up through the ranks’ having

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