Your Residential Trip for 2019

September is the month for heading back to school and getting set for the year ahead. It is also the time of year when you should be planning your residential trip and looking at outdoor activity providers and the services they provide. Let us take on the task of planning your residential trip for 2019 on the stunning Jurassic coast in Dorset. Exciting adventure activities and 24/7 on-site pastoral care combine together for an unforgettable experience!

Residential outdoor education has many benefits for both school children and young adults. Confidence building, outdoor pursuits, skills development, team bonding and the experience of living together 24 hours a day all add up to ensure every student will benefit. Perhaps for the first time away from home, school residential trips form an important part of growing up and present the perfect opportunity for a valuable learning experience.

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Planning a school residential trip

Planning for a residential can be an onerous task, so make your school’s annual residential as stress free as possible by selecting the right provider. Choose a provider who can work with you to create a bespoke programme that matches your requirements and budget as well as providing all the necessary support, equipment and the very best staff to deliver your programme. It is also important to ensure your residential trip has the highest staffing ratios for your activities, all food freshly cooked on-site plus 24/7 on-site pastoral care to take complete control of your group while you’re on camp.

An adventure filled programme on the stunning Jurassic coast in Dorset can include bushcraft, coasteering, waterpark, kayaking, mackerel fishing, crabbing, mountain biking, high ropes course, rock-climbing and abseiling.

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At Cumulus Outdoors we would like to think we know a thing or two about running a successful school residential trip, with nearly 10 years experience in the business. Our highly qualified team are well versed at tailoring bespoke programmes and know what works well and equally what doesn’t. With this in mind we have compiled our Top 12 things to consider when planning your next residential adventure!

“Excellent group leader; very professional, helpful and brilliant with the students. The variety of activities during the week was great and really enjoyed by everyone” 

“Who knew how good fresh mackerel cooked over the fire could be or that we were camped so close to our supply of groceries tasty enough to supply Waitrose!”