Outdoor education can provide massive benefits for students from the beginning of their schooling in reception until the end of university. While the end of year school residential trip with outdoor activities has become a staple for Key Stage 2 students, secondary school students may miss out on these experiences that are crucial for building confidence, learning communication skills, and discovering hidden strengths like leadership or problem solving.
From year 7 to year 11, students undergo the transition from child to young adult, forming new relationships and discovering the world around them in a new light. Residential experiences can complement this development, whether it’s soaking in culture or having a prolonged period away from home.
"79% of secondary school students indicated that the residential made them realise what they learn at school is important to them" - Learning Away; Making a Case for High Quality Residential Learning
Mount Cook offers flexible packages for secondary school students to meet their specific needs. Keep reading to find out more about our Peak District residential offers for secondary schools...
Build Confidence & Character
Great for: Year 7’s and 8’s
When: September and October
A 2 night action packed residential filled with a mixture of team building focused activities and adrenaline based activities is a great way to introduce key stage 3 students to the new school year. Mount Cook offers a range of physical or practical challenges like our 40 foot high ropes course or our zip wire that can reach speeds of 35mph. Offsite orienteering around Black Rocks or evening guided walks can help your students experience freedom and independence in a safe environment.
Pricing: 2 nights in September of October from £175 + VAT per person
"All staff were fantastic and so helpful. The activity staff were great with the students, encouraging, full of praise and nipped in any behaviour quickly." - Sandwell College
Peak District Adventure
Great for: Year 9’s and 10’s
When: April – May
Use Mount Cook as a base to explore the surroundings. From Chatsworth House to Alton Towers, there’s plenty to do and see within just a 30 minute drive of our centre. For some local history and nearby attractions visit Heights of Abraham or Cromford Mills to discover how the Peak District was once at thee forefront of British mining and industry. Both these attractions are within 10 minutes of Mount Cook We can set you up for your adventure with our comfy accommodation, a hearty cooked breakfast and a packed lunch, and give recommendations
Pricing: 2 nights bed and board in April - May for £139 + VAT per person
Great for: Years 10's & 11's
When: March - April
Want some peace and quiet for your hardworking GCSE students? Book a residential revision camp at Mount Cook - there's classroom space with projectors, screens and flipcharts so your students can get their heads down and study, then book some team challenges or a campfire in the evening to unwind.
Pricing: 2 nights bed and board plus two evening activities from £122 + VAT per person
Want to talk to our sales team about the perfect residential for your secondary school?
Call 01629 823 702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a bespoke quote today.