Out of School Activities

Jersey’s unique hotel for people with disabilities

Maison Des Landes - Jersey’s unique hotel for people with disabilities

“It’s the holiday we thought we could never have,” say John and Janet from Surrey.  John suffers from dementia and Janet, his wife, is his carer. Maison des Landes Hotel in Jersey provides a holiday where they can both truly relax – an enjoyable experience for John and a respite for Janet who can rely on a skilled and caring staff to give her the break she needs. 

Redwings Horse Sanctuary

Redwings Horse Sanctuary Summer Club

Welfare is at the heart of everything we do

Redwings believes that every equine has the right to a happy and healthy life, free of fear and neglect. And everything Redwings does is 100% funded by public donations.

Since 1984, the charity has become the UK’s largest horse sanctuary with over 1,500 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules being cared for every day at its farms across the country.

No matter how complex their health or behavioural needs, every equine is given a loving home for life at the Sanctuary, supported by its own Horse Hospital and veterinary team, as well as a specialist behaviour team.

Autism’s Got Talent 2019

Participants of Autism’s Got Talent

Audience blown away at Autism’s Got Talent as children and adults with autism demonstrate what they CAN do at the Mermaid Theatre

Standing ovations were the name of the game at this year’s Autism’s Got Talent when children and adult performers with autism from across the UK, Ireland and India came together to showcase their talent and to demonstrate what they CAN do on stage at The Mermaid Theatre, London. 

BIEA 2019 International STEM Competition

Students at the BIEA 2019 International STEM Competition

45 teams from around the world advance to BIEA 2019 International STEM Competition

Born Free, in association with the British International Education Association (BIEA), has announced the shortlist for the 2019 BIEA International STEM Youth Innovation Competition. 

Since its launch in January 2019, the competition has received huge interest from schools and teachers from around the world - reaching 30,000 schools globally and drawing applications from 34 countries and regions. 

After an intensive and rigorous marking process, 45 teams are through to the next round based on their qualification scores, representing 18 countries and regions including UK, China, USA, Australia, Canada, India, Kenya and many others.

A little bird told us… there’s new activities flying into KidZania London this February half term!

Child at Kidzania London

This half term plan a trip to KidZania London, the indoor city run by kids at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush, and get stuck into a host of activities alongside some exciting new additions to the real-life adventures on offer.

KidZania understands that it can be tricky for parents KidZania to strike the right balance between education and fun outside of school, so these new activities over the half term have been designed with this in mind. The focus is on teaching kids new life skills and prioritising healthy eating during the holidays. Plus, it get’s even better with treats to take away!

The Mark of Quality – Why the School Travel Forum and LOtC Quality Badge Helps When Planning School Trips

School Travel Forum school trip

It can be a daunting task for schools to independently choose providers of good quality and safe school trips and also for teachers to deal with the associated risk assessment paperwork.  

With a growing body of evidence showing that learning outside of the classroom opportunities contribute to raising standards and improving students’ personal, social and emotional development, it’s good to know that there’s a benchmark that can help in the selection of quality LOtC providers.

 Rugby Stars Help Youngsters with learning difficulties

 Rugby Stars Help Youngsters with learning difficulties

European rugby champions Saracens are at the forefront of a unique scheme to help young people with learning disabilities.

The Sarries Foundation has  teamed up with sponsors  Alan Day Volkswagen holding touch rugby sessions every week for youngsters between the ages of 11-20-years-old.

They train  for two hours  every week at the Aviva Premiership rugby ground Allianz Park in Hendon, North London.

The popular touch rugby sessions, which are run by  Thomas Gamage,  won the Premiership Rugby BreakThru Award in a glittering ceremony at the House of Commons.

The aim is to improve the participants health, mental wellbeing and to create opportunities in the community.

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden in Ockley - Beyond the walls of a gallery - an art trip unlike any other

Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden

The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden in Ockley, Surrey has proudly exhibited an ever changing collection of contemporary sculpture within 10 acres of landscaped gardens for 35 years, and has played host to hundreds of schools with a range of abilities.

Imagine a living, breathing art gallery, where nature and art work in harmony to create a truly magical and unique experience. Magnificent sculptures are placed amongst mature trees and architectural plants, whilst gently moving water provides a sense of calm and an accompanying backdrop to the hundreds of wild birds, insets and mammals that call this outdoor gallery home.

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity centre

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity centre

Beaudesert Outdoor Activity centre located on the edge of Cannock Chase, Staffordshire boast 125 acres of outstanding parkland and woodland.  The centre is steeped in history and the walls of the old hall still stand.  With its own quarry with a Via Ferrata activity and natural rock abseil, a lake for rafting and coracling and archery to name a few, its wide range of activities make some exciting activity programmes.  The site lends itself to bushcraft and is ideal for Forest School type activities and is suitable for all ages from nursery through to secondary.  The lodge accommodation and cafeteria make the fully inclusive packages so simple to book and organise.  We have a team of dedicated staff who all love their job and are trained and experienced in all they do.  Our instructors a

A Teacher's #TeamCalvert Story

A Teacher's #TeamCalvert Story

CLOtC accredited centre Calvert Trust Exmoor have just released the third film in their #TeamCalvert series, all about  accessible school residential experiences for pupils with disabilities. The film features staff and students from Mill Water School in Devon taking part in adventurous activities like horse riding, canoeing, cycling and bushcraft, during a school residential break at the Exmoor centre. 


In this short film teacher Sarah Clarke tells us about what it's like to visit the centre with her students. “I think the nice thing about Calvert is that each pupil can access something that challenges them, individual to them...”