Woodland and Waves Residential Trips

Train, learn and grow

Our customised programmes are designed to build confidence and encourage teamwork using a wide range of activities and outdoor learning as a catalyst for positive outcomes.

During the autumn and spring months we run our Woodland & Waves dual centre programme with our Island partner from Inspiring Learning, Kingswood.  This brilliant experience gives you the best of all worlds including activities focused on both maritime and shoreside.  We help you pick and mix your sports and experiences to ensure you have a programme which reflects your requirements, the length of your stay and your budget.

About the programme

Spoilt for choice

The Woodland & Waves programme encourages resilience and teamwork along with problem solving, which benefits students when they return to the classroom environment and back to their own communities and social groups.

Depending on the length of the residential visit, the Woodland & Waves syllabus includes dinghy sailing, keelboating, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking and then climbing, abseiling, zip wire, aero ball, high and low ropes, buggy build and bushcraft.

With adventures to last a lifetime, this exciting programme also gives students the opportunity to try their hand at climbing, archery, canoeing and volleyball not to mention den building, water polo, disco, movie nights and crabbing.

Available for young people as a dual centre experience, UKSA and Kingswood provide a combined four-night, five-day stay to enjoy both water and land based activities.  This programme is also available as a combined two-night, three-day residential stay during weekends.

Sample programme

Our pick and mix approach to the following activities enables us to to build a programme together that suits your exact requirements.

Waves daytime activities include:
  • Water confidence sessions
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Orienteering
  • Keelboating
  • Dinghy sailing
  • Team building games
  • Paddleboarding
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Raft building and racing
Waves evening activities include:
  • Indoor pool games
  • Sea survival in our indoor pool
  • Crabbing
  • Archery
  • Games by the sea or in the park
  • Cinema
  • Disco
  • Climbing wall
  • Indoor football/netball
Woodland daytime activities include:
  • Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Leap of Faith
  • Jacobs Ladder
  • Zip Wire
  • High Ropes
  • Low Ropes
  • 3G Swing
  • Obstacle Course
  • Aero Ball
  • Archery
  • Buggy Build
  • Orienteering
  • Team building games
  • Bush Craft

Woodland evening activities include:

  • Cinema
  • Camp Fire
  • Mini O’s
  • Scrapheap Challenge
  • In the Spot Light
  • Disco
  • Culver Walk
  • Team Games

 

What’s included?

We do the hard work, so you don’t have to! Our team are ready to work with you to make sure your trip is as hassle-free as possible.

UKSA provides:

  • Return ferry travel to and from the Isle of Wight
  • All kit required for activities, e.g. wetsuits, buoyancy aids and safety helmets
  • Daily action-packed customised team-building activities
  • Fully supervised evening entertainment
  • Access to 50 Degrees North, our dedicated chill-out area for children
  • Home cooked healthy food including a hearty breakfast, packed lunches and a wholesome evening meal
  • CCTV perimeter fences and secure front gates
  • Sole-occupancy dormitory-style rooms with coded door access to each block
  • Separate leader rooms in the same block as students
  • One free leader place per 10 participants
  • Access to our newly refurbished full-sized sports hall


Inspiring Learning, Kingswood provides:

  • All kit required for activities
  • Daily action-packed bespoke team-building activities
  • Fully supervised evening entertainment
  • Home cooked healthy food including a hearty breakfast, packed lunches and a wholesome evening meal
  • CCTV perimeter fences and secure front gates
  • Sole-occupancy dormitory-style rooms with coded door access to each block
  • Separate leader rooms in the same block as students
  • Dedicated teachers’ lounge per accommodation block
  • One free leader place per 10 participants

Accommodation

Relax after a busy day with us in our comfortable self-contained dormitory rooms. Rest assured your group will enjoy sole occupancy in single gender rooms, with separate leader rooms available within your allocated block.

Sample menu at UKSA

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Full English breakfast, cereals, toast and seasonal fruit Full English breakfast, cereals, toast and seasonal fruit Full English breakfast, cereals, toast and seasonal fruit Full English breakfast, cereals, toast and seasonal fruit Full English breakfast, cereals, toast and seasonal fruit
Packed lunch Packed lunch Packed lunch Packed lunch Packed lunch
Spaghetti bolognaise or Lentil bolognaise (v) Oven baked breaded chicken or Vegetable goujons (v) Island butchers sausages and mash or Vegetarian sausage (v) Meatballs or Macaroni cheese (v) Lasagne or Vegetable lasagne (v)
Salad Bar Salad Bar Salad Bar Salad Bar Salad Bar
Chocolate sponge Pear crumble Lemon crunch Apple tart Fresh fruit salad

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At least 10% of our students have special needs. Our autistic students became comfortable to be in wetsuits and in the cold water. Another student who was a selective mute became comfortable to speak his name to an instructor by the end of the week.

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