For schools

For many years, school groups have found a stay at Fellowship Afloat to be a valuable component of their teaching programme. Most are from primary schools, usually opting for a Monday morning to Friday morning visit.

The unique nature of FACT's centre, together with the rhythm of the ever changing tides, influence the daily programme and change the pace of life, to create a very special educational opportunity.

Activities

One of our chief activities is dinghy sailing and we are a Royal Yachting Association Training Centre. We are also registered with the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority. On the water we offer sailing, powerboating, and rafting, while on land we provide high ropes, kayaking, archery, climbing, photo orienteering & and a wide range of team building games.

The area lends itself to estuary wildlife studies: dredging for benthos, saltmarsh studies, coastal defence projects and village community studies are examples of some of the many programme possibilities.

FACT's classroom, located in one of our historic sail loft buildings, provides a valuable work area for visiting groups. We also have a range of art & craft options that can be built into a programme.

Take a look at our sample school programme to discover what we can offer in just one week here at Fellowship Afloat.

Resources

Our emphasis is upon fitting our resources to match your needs. We also have a Teachers' Resource Pack, full of ideas to plan programmes and do preparatory work, which you receive if you make a booking or email the office for a copy. 

Staffing

Our full-time staff team has a range of teaching, outdoor instructor and pastoral qualifications and experience. Our aim is to provide practical support in all areas from programme delivery to domestic arrangements and night-time supervision and care; to lighten the load on accompanying staff.

Travel

We are located only 45 minutes from Junction 28 of the M25/A12 which makes the journey arrangements for schools straightforward; a village-based coach company (Hedinghams Coaches Tel: 01621 869214) offers very competitive terms. A five-day residential starts at 11.00am Monday and finishes at 10.00am Friday with packed lunch and programme ideas for the journey home. For our current price do take a look at the fees.

 

Downloads

Teacher's Briefing - FACT 3s (pdf)

Accommodation Plan - FACT 6 (pdf)

Travel Directions - FACT 5 (pdf)

Sample Week Programme