Residential Courses

School Residentials

When bringing a group to the Centre, Braeside’s teachers and instructors will be able to help you plan the best programme that will be tailor-made to your pupils. Effective education outside of the classroom should meet the intended learning outcomes specified by the visiting group. Braeside teaching staff will work with you to meet these outcomes. Your intended learning outcomes may coincide with your current topic of work, you may also want to include some literacy or numeracy, or you may want your group to engage in some team building activities, especially if they are a new class.

We can organise the days for you, as agreed prior to your visit. The evenings are usually your responsibility but you may use Braeside’s resources if required, (i.e. orienteering, treasure hunt). Braeside staff may lead some evening activities by prior arrangement. Many of the activities can be run independently or link up with others to form a whole day of activities based around a particular venue, theme or subject. Other activities take a whole day to complete.

Click here to see details of activities with an idea of running times. These will help you to decide on a possible programme for your visit. If you would like to do something that isn’t on the list please don’t hesitate to ask – Braeside specialises in tailor made activities.

Other activities can be organised directly with Braeside staff, e.g. minibeast hunting, tree and river studies.  Any of the one-day programmes can also be followed as part of a residential programme.

As part of your residential visit, you may wish to incorporate a visit to a local heritage site of landmark prior to arriving at Braeside on your first day. Some suggested local locations are Stonehenge, Avebury stone circle, Lacock and the Fox Talbot Museum, Westonbirt Arboretum, Stourhead and the various Pewsey Vale chalk downland (white horse) landscape recreation sites. If you would like more details we can advise.

The activity list is being constantly updated and added to, therefore please check the Braeside activities page or contact our Education staff. We strive to keep our education activities, themes and experiences up-to-date, exciting, challenging and experiential.

All Braeside permanent staff and those staff delivering AGAT and enrichment courses are subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) criminal records check.

We welcome feedback, from both visiting staff and students, about the service that we offer. We always respond to feedback and seek to continually improve the service that we provide. An opportunity for you to provide written feedback will be given towards the end of your visit.