Cumulus Delivers an exceptional Adventure Residential Experience

Saint John’s College School, winner of the national Best Prep School and Best Prep School Headmaster Awards, is an independent co-educational day and boarding school in Cambridge which offers an exceptional educational experience to boys and girls aged 4-13.

The school encourages children to become independent, creative and critical learners who aim for standards of excellence in all that they do, encouraging them to become their best selves in the fullest sense. They believe that emotional and social well-being, self-esteem and confidence are inextricably linked with academic progress and they aim to teach children resilience in a fast-changing world.

Residential school trip in Dorset

Saint John’s was seeking an outdoor residential programme for 37 students and 5 teachers that could heighten self-esteem and confidence through fun, stimulating and challenging outdoor adventure experiences.

A Cumulus Outdoors residential trip was a natural fit. Set in a secluded camp on the edge of Poole Harbour, with 24 hour on-site pastoral care, the adventure residential programme combined traditional bushcraft workshops, evening games plus adventure activities, from coasteering to kayaking and abseiling down sea cliffs. The programme provided the students with the opportunity to experience an authentic outdoor adventure on the beautiful Jurassic coastline of Dorset.

Below is a brief overview of the programme completed by Saint John’s

Adventure Residential Programme:

Tuesday pm:       Arrival

Wednesday:       Coasteering on the stunning Jurassic coastline

Thursday am:     Kayaking

Thursday pm:     Mackerel Fishing (to cook and eat later!)

Friday am:            Depart 

coasteering activity as part of residential


The Result

Now in their second year with Cumulus, the adventure residential  programme continues to meet the aims and objectives as laid down by Saint John’s College School while Cumulus continues to look at ways to improve the programme further still.

We were delighted to receive wonderful feedback from the school, following the completion of their school trip in Dorset.

“The Cumulus Coast adventure residential programme was well planned and expertly delivered. The students really benefited from the knowledge and expertise of the staff and instructors which ensured they achieved the very best they could while thoroughly enjoying an exceptional experience”

Saint John’s College School June 2017