Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust School Trips
Your next adventure starts here!
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust (FACT) offer outdoor adventure activities in a residential setting at Tollesbury, on the Essex coast. Our guest accommodation is on a converted lightvessel, Trinity; whilst the surrounding salt marsh and Blackwater Estuary provide the beautiful backdrop to our activities. Sailing, powerboating, team building games, high ropes, archery and kayaking are just some of what we have to offer for your next adventure. We also offer field studies in this area of outstanding natural beauty, with activities such as dredging, crabbing and saltmarsh studies.
Underpinning all this is FACT's deep commitment to its founding mission: to provide education, adventure and relaxation in the context of a lively, supportive Christian community. We share our beliefs with guests in a way which respects all view-points - and the day starts with a brief 'thought for the day'.
Typically the centre is available to book throughout the week and weekends between March and October, with weekends in November and February.
Why are Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
We believe in providing outdoor experiences that focus on what you want to achieve for your class. Whether you want to improve communication, resilience, or teamwork between your pupils, the FACT team will help you do this through the activities and community life onboard our ship.
We have longer activity sessions than many centres, to allow students the opportunity to develop their skills, challenge themselves and in some cases, enjoy a little competition. You will have sole use of our centre and; our staff are on hand throughout your trip, including mealtimes and evenings, to ensure you have the best stay.
What activities are available during group visits?
We offer a wide variety of adventure activities as well as some wildlife studies. The programme is structured to suit what you would like to get from your trip.
Activities include: Archery, Climbing, Crabbing, Dredging, Field Studies, High Ropes, Kayaking, Night Hike, Powerboating, Rowing, Sailing, Team Building Games and more.
What size groups do you cater for?
We have guest accommodation for 36, including accompanying staff.
Do you offer on-site classroom facilities?
There are classroom facilities on-site, including whiteboards, projectors etc.
Is there first aid on site?
Yes - all of our staff are First Aid trained and qualified and we have First Aid kits available at all activities.
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
We offer some limited disabled facilities due to the nature of our centre being a converted lightship. We encourage you to discuss any additional needs your class may have at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate everyone.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Yes we do. We're passionate about providing experiences where everyone can challenge themselves to achieve in a safe and fun environment. Our team have experience of working with individuals and groups with additional needs. Do discuss this with us at the time of booking so we can ensure the best experience.
We pride ourselves on being able to provide a bespoke programme for your class. If you have any specific requirements or questions - do ask!
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