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Welcoming Schools Back

We are extremely excited to start welcoming our schools back this September Term – Here’s what you need to know… After a long and much anticipated spring and summer term without our joyous children running around the centre, we are finally beginning to trade our services once again with our fantastic schools. We will begin by offering ‘Activity Days’ which will coincide with the new September Term.Despite lockdowns still hanging in the balance and the COVID-19 virus lingering, we are Read the rest of this article

Access for All

Housing Company Gives Donation for Inclusive Equipment We are excited to share that during the 'Lockdown' period, back in April, we were the lucky winners of a 'Persimmon Homes: Building Futures' scheme. We received a whopping £1000 grant towards buying new inclusive equipment for the Centre. This will open up many more opportunities for children visiting us with additional needs, allowing them to take part in more activities when they arrive their group for a day or residential course.Read Read the rest of this article

Just ‘Frogging’ Around

The 'Fire Pond' in our grounds is a historical relic kept from the times when the house did not have access to running water! This was the source from which water could be drawn from in case of any fires. Nowadays, our instructing staff use the pond to take groups for team building and problem solving activities during their visits to us. Recently we had sprung a leak and was in desperate need of repair. To our surprise, when our development staff began this work, they discovered the pond was Read the rest of this article

Team member’s innovation recognised by LOtC

Learning Outside the Classroom heroes honoured at national LOtC Awards 2018

Four leading practitioners in the world of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) have been recognised as ‘LOtC Heroes’ including Dan Riley, a programme leader here at White Hall Outdoor Education Centre. Dan was presented with the 'LOtC Innovator Award' sponsored by YHA and had this to say:

“Receiving the Award has had an immediate impact on STEM Adventure. It has raised its profile both within Derbyshire and Read the rest of this article