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Bronze Expedition Options Trial

The DofE are currently running a trial to alter elements of the expedition section aimed at making the bronze award more accessible to young people and schools. We’re offering Licensed Organisations five new options as part of a UK-wide trial, which you … Continue reading

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Mountain Training – Our Ethos

Mountain Training Awards in the words of people who hold leadership qualifications. Mountain Training is the collection of awarding bodies for skills courses and qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK and Ireland. More information from:

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Schools’ Half Term Offer from Kingswood

Kingswood Learning are offering a free day visit when a two-night Centre stay is booked for schools’ half term. For more information call 0​8​0​8​1​ ​4​9​8​ ​3​8​9, email or make an enquiry here. Quote SCHOOLS OUT 18 and book by 30th April.

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Funding Support for Schools

Funding support is available for schools via the YHA’s Breaks programme Educational Breaks Programme Our Educational Breaks Programmes offers support to educational groups where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where children and young people face … Continue reading

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Field Studies Council Kids Fund

FSC Kids Fund provides financial support for groups of disadvantaged young people who would like to visit one of our centres for an FSC experience. FSC Kids Fund aims to: bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people by providing financial … Continue reading

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YHA School Trips – Brilliant Residentials

More information available from: Michael Sabin, Group Sales Manager, YHA England & Wales, Trevelyan House, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3YH. Tel: 01629 592705 Mobile: 0784 3344646 Web:

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New YHA School Trips Brochure

Jam-packed with the latest packages, self-led residentials, bolt-on activities, and news from YHA School Trips, our new brochure provides the information you need to start planning a brilliant residential. Download your copy today. Download a copy of the new YHS … Continue reading

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Outward Bound Trust Bursaries Available

Financial support of up to 40% for residential visits As an educational charity, we work hard to make the outdoors accessible to as many young people as possible through our charitable subsidies and bursary scheme. Thanks to the generous support … Continue reading

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Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme Consultation

You may be aware that under existing regulations commercial providers of outdoor adventure pursuits for under 18s, such as caving and water sports, are legally required to undergo an inspection of their safety management systems and hold a licence issued … Continue reading

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YHA 2016/17 Impact Report: Transforming Lives

This year we welcomed 4,158 schools and youth groups on one of our life-changing residentials. More than 140,000 young people stayed with us as part of these groups. Our 2016/17 Impact Report is now available and we think you’ll find … Continue reading

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