PRIMARY SCHOOL TRIPS

At Primary stage, we have two aims - to EDUCATE and to INSPIRE.
 
In today's tech filled world, it's getting increasingly harder to get students off  the screens and out into nature, to learn about the world around us in "real time". Our aim is to pass on exciting knowledge about the topic we're teaching, and also to inspire young people to spend more time in nature, to exercise outdoors more and to appreciate the amazing spaces that are all around us - all delivered in a fun and exciting day out they'll remember for years!
 

Read on for some of our popular Primary school trip ideas, or if you have a trip idea in mind already contact us  

A great way to kick off the school year, and also to ease the students back into school life after a long summer off. 

  • Half days, full days and residential programs available

  • Delivered onsite at your school or suitable nearby location

  • Fun team building style games fro students to bond.  These can be accompanied by activities like Archery, Bushcraft, Outdoor Cooking, Educational Sessions,  Leave No Trace Awareness sessions, Orienteering and Blind Trails

  • Offsite activities can include Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Hiking, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Wet Bouldering, Survival Skills and Coasteering

Team building at Castlewellan
Team building at Castlewellan

P7 students enjoying the "Spider's Web" at the Rocky Mountain Centre

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Team challenges in the Mournes
Team challenges in the Mournes

Students race against each in the fast paced game "snatch"

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Having a go at Archery in the Mournes
Having a go at Archery in the Mournes

Will she hit the bullseye?

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Team building at Castlewellan
Team building at Castlewellan

P7 students enjoying the "Spider's Web" at the Rocky Mountain Centre

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Start of Year Team Building 

Sometimes, the students just need to let their hair down, and sure don't the teachers too? Great for class bonding, and a great chance for the students to see the "outside school" version of the teachers

  • Half days, full days and residential programs available

  • Activities - Rock Climbing, Paddle Boarding, Bouldering, Coasteering, Bushcraft, Hikes, Archery, Team Games, Abseiling, Orienteering, Educational sessions

  • Mournes Locations - Newcastle, Castlewellan, Cranfield, Rostrevor, Newry Canal, Camlough Lake, Slieve Gullion

  • Causeway Coast Locations - Ballintoy, Ballycastle, Dunseverick, Portrush, Giant's Causeway

Boys loving the paddle boards!
Boys loving the paddle boards!

Wrestling match on the SUP board at Castlewellan

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Boy Abseiling at Castlewellan, the Mournes
Boy Abseiling at Castlewellan, the Mournes

Happy face on the 100 foot abseil at Castlewellan Quarry - well done James!

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watersports adventure at Warrenpoint
watersports adventure at Warrenpoint

I love paddle boarding!

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Boys loving the paddle boards!
Boys loving the paddle boards!

Wrestling match on the SUP board at Castlewellan

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Mid - Year & End Of Year Adventure Trips

A hands on, engaging  educational session, set in a one of a selection of local rocky shore environments. Students get to experience the excitiement of discovering a range of flora, fauna, geology and explore the idea of biodiversity. Get them excited about the science on their local beaches!

  • Half days session (2 hours activity time)

  • Layout - Scavenger hunt style workshop. Students gather samples from the beach under guidance from our team, and learn fascinating things about the environment around them

  • Environmental matters - students do a beach clean as part of this session, and learn important information about protecting the Earth for the future

  • Mournes Locations - Rostrevor, Newcastle,  Cranfield

  • Causeway Coast Locations - Ballintoy, Dunseverick

Rocky Shores Scavenger Hunt on Rostrevor Beach
Rocky Shores Scavenger Hunt on Rostrevor Beach

Students searching for lots of different flora and fauna

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Crab on the beach
Crab on the beach

This is my territory!

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Jellyfish on the beach at cranfield
Jellyfish on the beach at cranfield

Moon Jelly washed up on the shore - don't worry, whe the tide comes back in it'll get back to the sea!

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Rocky Shores Scavenger Hunt on Rostrevor Beach
Rocky Shores Scavenger Hunt on Rostrevor Beach

Students searching for lots of different flora and fauna

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Rocky Shores Scavenger Hunt

Do you find maths in the classroom could do with an injection of real life application? How about out in the woods, learning about biodiversity at the same time?

  • Half day (2 hours), can be delivered as a full day also

  • Layout - students learn about percentages, fractions, circumference, the beginnings of pythagoras theorem (for older pupils), biodiversity and introduction  to data collection (sampling tree species, birds, insects)  

  • Create mini insect hotels  for home to learn about area and volume

  • Go on a "Forest Sky Walk" experience  

  • Mournes Locations - Newcastle, Castlewellan, Rostrevor,  Slieve Gullion

  • Causeway Coast Locations -  Ballycastle, Garvagh, Coleraine

Students measuring tree cirumference
Students measuring tree cirumference

Measuring the tree and learning all about maths!

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Leaves used to teach fractions
Leaves used to teach fractions

Forest Fractions session in full swing

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Girl measuring tree height
Girl measuring tree height

Sighting a tree to measure it's height using pythagoras theorem

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Students measuring tree cirumference
Students measuring tree cirumference

Measuring the tree and learning all about maths!

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Forest Fractions

Our "Special Forces Survival" sessions are simply AMAZING for all school ages. Getting hands on, learning esential life skills and about the environment they're in - the perfect combination of education,  team work development and simply having a great time in the forest!

  • 2.5 / 3 hour session (can also be delivered over a whole day)

  • Layout - students learn how to build shelters, create safe campfires, prepare food (gut fish, make soda bread, make bread twists, and of course marshmallows!)

  • Mournes Locations - Newcastle, Rostrevor, Castlewellan,  Slieve Gullion

  • Causeway Coast Locations -  Ballycastle, Garvagh, Coleraine

Students learning about survival skills
Students learning about survival skills

Primary students learning about bushcraft and survival skills at the Rocky Mountain centre in the Mournes

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Girls building a survival shelter
Girls building a survival shelter

Awesome shelter finished!

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Boy lighting cmapfire
Boy lighting cmapfire

Having a go at lighting a campfire with a striker

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Students learning about survival skills
Students learning about survival skills

Primary students learning about bushcraft and survival skills at the Rocky Mountain centre in the Mournes

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Bushcraft & Survival Skills