Residential Outdoor Learning Courses for Schools & Colleges

A residential experience with challenging activities and positive experiences away from home and away from school or college is often just what young people need to take their development and learning potential to the next level.  We work with schools and colleges to develop residential courses which meets your aims. Courses can focus on any of the following:

The benefits of a residential experience

Living and working closely with each other in a residential situation helps to develop understanding and awareness of other people, whilst adventurous outdoor activities help young people to become more aware of their own strengths and abilities. Learning to manage their own safety in real situations through problem solving and challenging outdoor activities helps to develop responsibility and maturity.  All this frequently leads to increased self-confidence with lasting results – translating into higher classroom attainment and more rounded young people who are better prepared for their lives ahead.

Bowles provides comfortable accommodation, great food, dedicated staff, real activities and stunning facilities

Our friendly and efficient admin team will make the booking process smooth.  Our purpose built accommodation will ensure that everyone gets the rest they need.  Our delicious, home cooked food will ensure that everyone is healthy and happy during their visit and our  staff and activities will provide an unforgettable and inspirational learning experience.

Teachers are welcomed as part of our wider staff team, sharing our staff room and working with us to achieve their aims. Teachers’ rooms are comfortable and well positioned, helping to supervise children whilst also giving you space to sleep. Bowles has a dedicated course coordinator whose role is to monitor and help you achieve your aims.  At night time we have an on-site duty instructor who is on call in the event of an emergency.

Combine this with our unique and beautiful activity site boasting two ski slopes, a natural sandstone rock face and an indoor heated pool, and Bowles truly becomes a memorable place for young people to have life changing experiences away from home and school, experiences that will help prepare them for their lives ahead and that they will treasure for the rest of their lives

“Thank you very much for providing, year on year, exemplary outdoor education.  The culture of learning is unique in a beautiful and very well maintained setting. An excellent mix of safe and inspirational, life-changing risk taking with a sense of achievement and purpose.”

Lorraine Pocknell, Reigate Priory Junior School, May 2013

“We feel the weekend has been particularly effective in developing teamwork and encouraging greater degrees of co-operation and communication amongst our new 6th formers.  We have appreciated the high levels of skill and expertise of the Bowles team.  The weekend has met our objectives well.”

Jonathan Slinger, Friends School, September 2014

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