SECONDARY SCHOOL TRIPS

At Secondary level, our focus is on STUDENT LED INVESTIGATIONS, DATA COLLECTION and of course FUN in the outdoor environment while learning - after all if an outdoor educational session is not fun and exciting, we haven't done our job!
 
From classic river studies, environmental studies, geology / geography / biology trips to fun filled adventure days for team building. All of our secondary level courses are designed to get students excited about science in the real world, and focus on practical data collection skills as well as personal development through presentation, team work and leadership tasks.

Read on for some of our popular Secondary 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 for 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

Young people racing at a team building event
Young people racing at a team building event

Ski race in full swing for 1st year team building day

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Tanagram puzzle task taken on by young students
Tanagram puzzle task taken on by young students

Completing the Tanagram puzzle is not easy!

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Girls shooting arrows
Girls shooting arrows

Archery competition to finish of the day!

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Young people racing at a team building event
Young people racing at a team building event

Ski race in full swing for 1st year team building day

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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

Underwater photo coasteering
Underwater photo coasteering

Amazing craic o na coasteering session!

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teenager Rock climbing in the mournes
teenager Rock climbing in the mournes

Braddon flying on a climbing session at Lower Cove

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Coasteering - Youth Group - Ballintoy
Coasteering - Youth Group - Ballintoy

Smiling Coasteering

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Underwater photo coasteering
Underwater photo coasteering

Amazing craic o na coasteering session!

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Mid - Year & End Of Year Adventure Trips

The classic geography data colelction study. Students will collect data through sampling and river profiling, developing and testing hypotheses. 

  • Half days and full days available

  • Layout - Visit two sites minimum throughout the day, collecting primary data and creating river profiles. Data can include purely geographical sampling, or biological / biodiversity interests

  • Mournes Locations - Ott mountain, Tollymore Forest Park, Hen mountain, Pigeon Rock area

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measuring-the-flow-of-water-bodies-5

River Study with GCSE students

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Measuring river properties
Measuring river properties

Measuring river properties at a different site

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measuring-the-flow-of-water-bodies-5

River Study with GCSE students

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River Studies

Covering a range of studies such as wave properties, long shore drift, erosion, man made defences, beach / dune profiling, transects & random number square sampling and biodiversity, our coastal studies cover many different objectives suitable to both Geography and Biology students

 

  • Half day or full day options available

  • Layout - typcially set over two sites or more, students collect primary data on pre-determined objectives, and learn first hand how the coastal environment is ever changing - and the human impact on it.

  • Mournes Locations - Murlough beach (Newcastle), Warrenpoint, Rostrevor

  • Causeway Coast Locations -  White Rocks (Portrush), Ballycastle, Portstewart, Benone

Beach profiling
Beach profiling

Beach profiling at Warrenpoint

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Using an inclinometer
Using an inclinometer

Beach profile slope gradient

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1200px-Quadrat_sample

Random sampling using a quadrat

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Beach profiling
Beach profiling

Beach profiling at Warrenpoint

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Coastal Processes

Geology trips cover a wide range of exciting topics, based at specific sites in the Mournes area and also on the Causeway Coast. Trips can include Glaciation studies, Volcanics, Rock ID sessions, Geological Mapping, Fossil hunting and more

  • Half days, full days and residential trips available

  • Mournes locations - Slieve Gullion, Trassey valley (Newcastle), Bloody Bridge, Cranfield area

  • Causeway Coast Locations -  Giant's Causeway, Rathlin Island,  Larrybane, Fairhead

Educational Field Studies
Educational Field Studies

Rock ID session

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Geology rocks in the Mournes session
Geology rocks in the Mournes session

Hiking into Lower Cove

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Hanging valleys, Glaciated corries and U-shaped valleys in view at Slieve Lamagan
Hanging valleys, Glaciated corries and U-shaped valleys in view at Slieve Lamagan

Hanging valleys, Glaciated corries and U-shaped valleys in view at Slieve Lamagan

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Educational Field Studies
Educational Field Studies

Rock ID session

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Geology Trips