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, then

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

Brand New Residential Centre

Summit Centre has welcomed its first residential group to their £4m redeveloped activity centre in the South Wales valleys. The former coal mine has been turned into a unique destination which offers fully catered, en-suite accommodation

Turn Your School Orange

“Poverty affects more than one in four children in the UK today. When kids grow up poor they miss out – and so do the rest of us. They miss out on the things most children take for granted: warm clothes, school trips, having

Mission Trip to Lesotho

This mission trip was an opportunity for Rock UK trainees to support a youth camp, at the Lesotho-Durham Link Outdoor Activity Centre. Every teenager attending the camp, has suffered the traumatic loss of both parents and now

New Beginnings at Summit Centre

Over 1,000 people came to enjoy the family fun day with free activities. The highlight of the opening ceremony was a performance by the Welsh choir – Only Boys Aloud – of Britain’s Got Talent fame. Staff from across

The benefits of a winter 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 Brilliant Residentials campaigning. Learning Away have recently

How Far Will Your Gap Year Take You?

How Far Will Your Gap Year Take You? Find out how your Gap Year could be just the beginning of an incredible life-changing journey that equips you way beyond your one or two years training to be an instructor with Rock UK.   Interview

Under The Spotlight

Although our Centre Facilities Team are made up of larger than life characters, you probably wouldn’t have noticed them during your school residential trip or group weekend away.  They were quietly cutting the grass, sweeping