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  • A new type of school activity?

    The Great Big Tree Climbing Company works with a range of schools to provide unique activities for their pupils. Whether it’s a one off event or a series of regular dates incorporated into your outdoor activities program. Finding something different to keep your pupils engaged and excited isn’t easy, so we have put together some activities that are great for relationship building and confidence levels. We can simply provide the activities on your school site or arrange a venue near by.

    All of our sessions are tailored to your requirements. However activities can include:

    • Tree Climbing: A fabulous activity for the whole class. Climb into the canopy and get a different perspective on your surroundings, and develop an awareness for the trees ecosystem and ecology.
    • Ariel Runway: Teams must work together to haul their classmates up our runway and experience rapid descent to the ground.
    • Giant Rope Swing: A great personal challenge, groups work together to encourage each other to complete the swing.
    • Team Building Activities: A range of great team activities designed to enhance team cohesion and develop trust and communication skills. Great as part of a multi activity package.

     

    All of our sessions are run by our highly trained instructors. Whether your a primary, secondary or special needs school, our instructors will adapt each session accordingly. For the more confident climbers our instructors can advise them on more challenging routes and techniques. On the other hand for the less confident individuals they can feel free to sit and chat in the pleasant surroundings of the canopy. Regardless of ability, you can rest assured everyone will be fitted with a harness and helmet at all times whilst on our activities. Once at the top of the tree they’ll gain a perspective and appreciation of the outdoors which really can’t be found on any other activity.

    “One of the best Sunday activities we have had.  The boys all had a fantastic time.  The guys that ran the day were brilliant, keeping the boys entertained all the time.  They loved it and we can’t wait to book it again. Thank you so much.” Amy Dawson, Sunningdale School

  • What can your staff expect to get out of it?

    • Great team building activity
    • A new found self-confidence, which will encourage them to break out of their comfort zone.
    • Motivation; a team building day is always a fantastic way to show your pupils you’ve recognised their achievements over the last year and wish to say thank you.
    • Good exercise!
    • A sense of achievement once they’ve entered the canopy of an 80ft tree.
    • A completely new perspective on the great outdoors.

    Past Clients

    During the last few years we’ve worked with the schools listed below:

    Bryanston, Dorset

    2012-present Fortnightly sessions over the autumn and spring terms for year 10 pupils as part of the school’s outdoor adventure activities program. http://www.bryanston.co.uk/

    Clayesmore, Dorset

    2014 Twice weekly sessions during the summer term for year 9& 10 pupils as part of the school’s outdoor adventure activities program. http://www.clayesmore.com/

    Monkton Coombe, Bath

    2013 & 2014 Weekly sessions during the summer term for year 10 pupils as part of their combined cadet force program. http://www.monktoncombeschool.com/

    Henry Box School, Oxfordshire

    2014 A large scale activity day for year 11 pupils to celebrate all of their hard work during their five years of secondary school. http://www.henrybox.oxon.sch.uk/

    Knighton House, Dorset

    2013 & 2014 As part of an open day to demonstrate activities available to pupils at the school. http://www.knightonhouse.dorset.sch.uk/

    Ludgrove, Berkshire

    2014 Part of the boarding students Sunday activities program during the summer term. http://www.ludgrove.net/

    Thorngrove, Hampshire

    2014 Part of the activities open to the public during the schools annual summer fete. http://thorngroveschool.co.uk/

    Marlborough College, Wiltshire

    2013 As part of the house summer fete we provided recreational tree climbing to pupils and their family members. http://www.marlboroughcollege.org/

    Horris Hill, Berkshire

    2013 An activity provided to students and their families as part of the schools 150th anniversary fete. http://www.horrishill.com/

    Sunningdale School, Berkshire

    2015 An activity day provided to students as part of their curriculum enrichment for boarding school pupils. http://www.sunningdaleschool.co.uk/ 

     

  • Let us do your organising for you!

    Whether its a one-off event as part of a school fete, a day out to reward your pupils or a regular activity to incorporate into your outdoor activity curriculum; we can tailor our events to your specific needs. All you need to do is contact us with some basic details and we’ll do the rest. We’re flexible, so can work to any format that you require. Please message us and let us know:
    • The number of pupils and staff.
    • The date(s) of your activity day.
    • Your location in the country.
    • The age of the pupils.
    • Special needs requirements.

    Please email this information to: [email protected] or if you would like to discuss the details please call us on 0800 0556760. One of our event managers will then message you back to discuss your party and provide a quote dependent on your needs.