Insert School Name Outdoor Education Residential  [Insert dates] Insert School Logo here
Bowles at a glance
Exceptional Experiences Outstanding Outcomes
Learning Outside the Classroom   Bowles uses a fantastic range of activities to help young people to develop & grow <ul><l...
Learning Outside the Classroom   Bowles uses a fantastic range of activities to help young people to develop & grow <ul><l...
Learning Outside the Classroom   Bowles uses a fantastic range of activities to help young people to develop & grow <ul><l...
Exceptional Experiences Outstanding Outcomes
“ Bowles is one of those exceptional activity venues  which we all wish we had been to as a young person;  a stunning loca...
<ul><ul><li>On site at Bowles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A centrally heated modern dormitory  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T...
<ul><ul><li>104 beds over two floors  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 beds per room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate teach...
Modern Accommodation Healthy Meals
<ul><ul><li>Three healthy, hot, home cooked meals a day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Family service’ – children serve them...
<ul><ul><li>All weather games pitch  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table Tennis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table Football  </...
They’ll get up to all sorts…
and they’ll learn a lot about each other  and about themselves
… and they are guaranteed  to have fun
8.15 Duty group lay tables for breakfast 8.30 Breakfast 9.00 Prepare for the day 9.15-12.30  Activity Session 12.30  Lunch...
The Bowles Team <ul><li>Bowles instructors are professionals in  their field </li></ul><ul><li>Each has progressed through...
All activities are thoroughly risk assessed and governed by strict safety rules and procedures:  Adventurous Activities Li...
“ They were really patient  and their attention to safety  was second to none” “ I couldn’t imagine anywhere being more su...
Bowles is a high quality outdoor education centre set alongside a stunning natural Sandstone Outcrop near Tunbridge Wells....
Bowles runs leadership, team and management training for companies. Raising money to support disadvantaged and disabled yo...
HRH Duke of Edinburgh is the Patron of The Bowles Rocks Trust.
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Bowles uses a fantastic range of activities to help young people to develop & grow; Self Confidence, Activity skills, Perseverance, Teamwork, Safety Awareness & Risk Management, Problem-Solving, Maturity, Taking Responsibility (for themselves and each other), Environmental Awareness

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  • Talk about the activities you have chosen for your programme and the benefits of them. E.g. A typical week of activities would include some of the following: Skiing Problem solving Kayaking Orienteering Climbing Rope Courses
  • Talk about the activities you have chosen for your programme and the benefits of them. E.g. A typical week of activities would include some of the following: Skiing Problem solving Kayaking Orienteering Climbing Rope Courses
  • Talk about the activities you have chosen for your programme and the benefits of them. E.g. A typical week of activities would include some of the following: Skiing Problem solving Kayaking Orienteering Climbing Rope Courses
  • Introduction to bowles

    1. 1. Insert School Name Outdoor Education Residential [Insert dates] Insert School Logo here
    2. 2. Bowles at a glance
    3. 3. Exceptional Experiences Outstanding Outcomes
    4. 4. Learning Outside the Classroom Bowles uses a fantastic range of activities to help young people to develop & grow <ul><li>Self Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Activity skills </li></ul><ul><li>Perseverance </li></ul>
    5. 5. Learning Outside the Classroom Bowles uses a fantastic range of activities to help young people to develop & grow <ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Awareness & Risk Management </li></ul><ul><li>Problem-Solving </li></ul>
    6. 6. Learning Outside the Classroom Bowles uses a fantastic range of activities to help young people to develop & grow <ul><li>Maturity </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Responsibility (for themselves and each other) </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Awareness </li></ul>
    7. 7. Exceptional Experiences Outstanding Outcomes
    8. 8. “ Bowles is one of those exceptional activity venues which we all wish we had been to as a young person; a stunning location with loads to do in the fresh air!” Richard Hardwick, Director, Bowles <ul><ul><li>Each year Bowles welcomes: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 100 schools and colleges; Over 8,000 young people </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><ul><li>On site at Bowles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A centrally heated modern dormitory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two dry ski slopes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoor heated swimming pool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Several ropes courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety and wet weather equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And its very own 130 million year old sandstone outcrop! </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><ul><li>104 beds over two floors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 beds per room </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate teachers’ bedrooms and showers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Securely locked overnight </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bowles instructors live onsite and are on call through the night </li></ul>Dormitory Accommodation
    11. 11. Modern Accommodation Healthy Meals
    12. 12. <ul><ul><li>Three healthy, hot, home cooked meals a day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Family service’ – children serve themselves and each other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vending machines and tuck shop for drinks, snacks and souvenirs (only one sweet per day as part of Bowles’ healthy eating policy.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children also clear up after themselves! </li></ul></ul>Home-Cooked Food
    13. 13. <ul><ul><li>All weather games pitch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table Tennis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Table Football </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Woodland activity area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common room with books and indoor games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Cabin with hot and cold drinks </li></ul></ul>Free time
    14. 14. They’ll get up to all sorts…
    15. 15. and they’ll learn a lot about each other and about themselves
    16. 16. … and they are guaranteed to have fun
    17. 17. 8.15 Duty group lay tables for breakfast 8.30 Breakfast 9.00 Prepare for the day 9.15-12.30 Activity Session 12.30 Lunch then free time 1.40-5.00 Activity Session 5.15 Free Time & optional swim 6.15 Dinner then free time 7.15-9.15 Activity Session 9.45-10 .00 Bed and lights out A ‘typical’ day Afternoon Evening Morning
    18. 18. The Bowles Team <ul><li>Bowles instructors are professionals in their field </li></ul><ul><li>Each has progressed through National Governing Body Awards, coaching courses and in-house training </li></ul><ul><li>Many have a teaching or educational background </li></ul><ul><li>We share the belief that the outdoors provides a healthy and enriching environment for children to develop. </li></ul>“ We have been thoroughly impressed by all the activities and the skill, knowledge and professionalism of all the instructors.” West Hoathly
    19. 19. All activities are thoroughly risk assessed and governed by strict safety rules and procedures: Adventurous Activities Licensing Authority certifies that the centre is operating safely. ISO 9001 Quality Standard is maintained by Bowles, one of the only Outdoor Centres in the UK which does so. All instructors are activity and first aid qualified. Safety is Paramount Organisational Member Reg no. L9137/R0213 Valid to 12/12/2012
    20. 20. “ They were really patient and their attention to safety was second to none” “ I couldn’t imagine anywhere being more suitable, or any staff more accommodating. Thank you!” “ I was really impressed by the attitude of the staff – totally professional” “ The staff are absolutely fantastic. It’s just a wonderful place ”
    21. 21. Bowles is a high quality outdoor education centre set alongside a stunning natural Sandstone Outcrop near Tunbridge Wells. Bowles began life in 1961 as a ‘Rock Climbing Gymnasium’, before becoming a charity in 1964. Bowles has been running Residential outdoor activity programmes for over 45 years. About Bowles
    22. 22. Bowles runs leadership, team and management training for companies. Raising money to support disadvantaged and disabled young people. Bowles is a self-funding charity
    23. 23. HRH Duke of Edinburgh is the Patron of The Bowles Rocks Trust.
    24. 24. Any Questions?

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