Our Life Skills Tours aim to:
Provide your students with key facts and information to make well informed life choices;
Support and enhance the delivery of your existing PSHE programme;
Align with the current Programme of Study and the Core Themes set by the PSHE Association;
Support the National Curriculum in preparing pupils for living in the wider world;
Contribute towards fulfilling Ofsted‘s section 5 inspections for SMSC;
Contribute towards Pupil Premium expenditure;
Build resilience within schools and amongst pupils;
Complement Junior Citizenship Scheme learning.
We can cater for groups of up to 100 pupils.
Staff on site are first aid trained.
The Life Skills Tours are situated over two floors, although all parts of the building are fully accessible and we have multiple lifts if required.
We are always happy to cater for children and young adults with Special Educational Needs. Please contact us for more information.
Our Life Skills Tours are aimed at students in KS2 (Years 5 & 6) and KS3 (Years 7 & 8).
The KS2 experience helps pupils to make the transition into secondary school and to take on the new challenges and opportunities they will face.
The KS3 experience helps pupils to develop the skills they need in order to face an increasing range of risks and tricky social situations as they continue development into their teenage years.
The centre is divided into four zones, each of which delivers a unique learning experience. They are:
The Street Experience is an urban setting with real shop facades. This is where students will be faced with some of the dilemmas and difficult choices that growing up may throw at them, including peer pressure, alcohol, smoking, crime, knives and bullying.
The Transport Experience is designed to look like a train station and delivers scenarios on platform safety, personal safety, robbery, respect for fellow passengers and the impact of anti-social behaviour such as graffiti or littering.
The Home Experience is a fully fitted apartment with a kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom. This area covers healthy eating, fire safety, and how to manage issues such as domestic violence, relationships, internet safety and cyberbullying.
The Virtual Experience is a 360° white room which uses video, graphics, sound and lighting to recreate a range of virtual worlds from landfill sites to the tropical rainforests. In here, you’ll find yourself in the middle of a digital immersive environment like no other, with a series of short documentaries covering topics on urban safety, including trespass on the railway, illegally entering substations and exploring derelict buildings as well as green issues such as climate change and the environment.
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