Schools & Youth Groups
Programmes for Schools & Youth
We specialise in programmes for schools and youth groups. Since Powys started its outdoor centres, our focus has always been on giving young peple the opportunity to step out of the classroom and find new ways of learning.
Hands on experiences of touch, feel, smell give them the opportunity to take on new challenges that can help them back in the classroom or home. Often it is the first time away from home and an experience they will remember all their life.
For our teachers and visiting staff members it is the opportunity to see a new side to a student, to watch them interact and build a community away from the chairs and desks and get to understand them better.
Residential programmes can be from one night to a full week taking in a range of activties, giving just a taster of each, to a meaningful programme of learning the skills in one sport that may spark a pastime in the future.
Spending more time on one single sport can also allow us to officially accredit the activity you do, giving the students something concrete to take home with and use to demonstrate their learning.
Talk to us about your educational aims for the group and we can put a programme together with you to help acheive those aims. Youth groups often come to us looking for more specialized programmes that may involve not just activities but self delivered elements and other partners and agencies coming in to deliver sections of the stay. We may be even able to suggest these if you need.
We can fully cater a residential for you or you may wish to self cater and add the fun of your group cooking for you with all the learning that brings for them.