School trip to Skern Lodge
Skern Lodge is an outdoor residential centre based on the shores of the Taw and Torridge estuary on the North Devon coast.
Since 1976, Skern has been providing exceptional activity and learning experiences to a wide and varied clientele. They are a people focused organisation , not just with their customers, but throughout their staff team. They know that happy staff make happy customers and their performance and their customer’s feedback reflects this. Their philosophy is simple, they want all our guests to have fun and adventure, to learn something new and enjoy themselves safely. At Skern everyone has real commitment to personal service. They ensure that each guest receives individual attention in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment.
Take your class
The Skern environment is ideal for developing children’s personal and social skills. Team building, problem solving and communication, combined with the range of exciting activities, gives young people the best experience they can have.
Add the residential aspect to this and their time spent living and working together enhances their development even further. Skills not only valuable in the classroom, playground and on the sports field, but also in the workplace in the future.
Whether it’s a day or residential experience, Skern Lodge is the ideal venue for your pupils to undertake a range of outdoor activities and learning. Their programmes take your pupils into the outdoors to explore and understand more about themselves and their environment.
Using a range of adventurous outdoor activities like kayaking, surfing, coastal traversing children can experience the effects of nature in a truely physical way. Imagine studying velocity, whilst kayaking along the River Torridge or seeing the effects of longshore drift whilst surfing in the sea at Westward Ho! beach. These experiences provide real learning anchors and make reflection back in the classroom easy.
When you combine an activity experience with an overnight stay or a full week residential then the development of life skills are multiplied.
Using the outdoors they can provide a range of options that will meet your curriculum needs.
Whatever age, whatever purpose of your programme, their tutors will tailor each activity to ensure you achieve the best learning outcomes and have fun together.