Curriculum topics available: Personal development and resilience, Team building.Team building and personal development are fundamentals to many of the programmes we run at Skern Lodge. Using a range of exercises and challenges we can bring these experiences to your classroom. Developing support, trust and collaboration are key elements of the exercises we choose and by providing a friendly and fun approach in our delivery we get full participation and positive results.
Curriculum topics available: Story writing, Superheroes, Pirates, Fairy tales, Creative writing.The North Devon coast has a history of wrecks and pirates and taking to the coastal path, it's easy to see why so many ships flounder upon its jagged rocks. Our tutors will help guide your pupils to take in the environment around them, help them to understand the sights, smells and sounds that help to describe where they are. Creating that first draft to take back into the classroom.
Curriculum topics available: Climbing, Orienteering, Archery, Kayaking, High Ropes.Outdoor activities offer a range of individual challenges that some traditional team sports don't offer. Many pupils excel at these individual activities, where they may not have done on the games field. Giving them a real positive boost and self confidence for other sporting endeavours.
Curriculum topics available: Teamwork and resilience.Team work and personal development are fundamental to many of the courses we offer here at Skern Lodge. Through practical exercises and challenges that foster support, trust and collaboration. Students are encouraged to look at their own performance and reflect on learning gained and possible future actions.
Curriculum topics available: Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, Power Boating.Take to the water, either kayaking, rafting or surfing. Whether it's the first time on the water, or if your booking a series of sessions. Skern can provide a day or course that meets your aims and objectives.
Curriculum topics available: Invaders and Settlers, Viking Raids and Invasion, Mythology and Culture.When Hubba the Dane sailed into the Taw and Torridge Estuary in the late 9th Century, there began the history of the vikings on the North Devon coast. Our tutors will guide your students around the village of Appledore and provide stories and tales that bring this local viking history to life. Mixed with a mixture of outdoor activities this day will provide so much discussion when back in the classroom.
Curriculum topics available: Settlement and land use, Economic activity and trade, Natural resources, Population, Urbanisation.There are so many subjects we can choose here, but lets look at an example:
Curriculum topics available: Water cycles, Rivers, Environment, Coasts and seaside, Fieldwork.Let us help your class set up it's own weather station, maybe look at infiltration rates and what are effecting these. We can discuss the water cycle and how the weather impacts upon this.
We can work within your social distancing bubbles, but normally we have worked with groups of 70 pupils with ease.
Yes we do.
Yes. All tutoring and instructional staff are first aid qualified.
Yes in limited numbers.
Skern Lodge has been operating since 1976, providing residential experiences to both primary and secondary schools. For many years we have also travelled out to schools either providing a pre or post residential activity day to ensure that participants gain the most from their experiences.
In these unprecedented times, where residential's have been put on hold, we can bring some of that residential magic to your classroom. Teamwork, challenge and creating a supportive environment are just some of the learning outcomes focused upon during your session time.
We can tailor days to meet your budget. Arriving with a range of practical, fun and challenging tasks and activities for the children to get active and enthused about.
Are you working on a specific topic or theme, then we can tailor the day to cover this too. Topic days at Skern Lodge have been very successful over the past few years with local schools and we can easily transfer this to your school grounds.
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We are bursting with ideas on places that deliver first class teaching both outside the classroom and as in-school workshops. Feel free to use our tailor-made trip form and we can help you find the perfect experience for your class!