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Laches Wood Outdoor Education Centre


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
62 reviews


Excellent
 
77%

Very Good
 
19%

Average
 
3%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

A great trip which the children enjoyed. A range of opportunities to showcase their knowledge and learning about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. (June 2024 - Primary School)




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(May 2024 - Primary School)




(May 2024 - Primary School)




Laches Wood is particularly good for outdoor education challenges. (May 2024 - Primary School)




(April 2024 - Primary School)




The experience is brilliant for building children's confidence and independence. They had a fantastic time. (April 2024 - Primary School)




(March 2024 - Primary School)




(December 2023)




Brilliant residential, staff were all friendly and helpful! A fantastic experience for all of the children. (November 2023 - Primary School)




(October 2023)




The staff were incredibly well organised and helpful. All activities were also well organised and exactly what we expected as per the schedule. Staff developed positive relationships with the children very quickly and were always available answer and queries and offer support. (October 2023 - Primary School)




Team building (August 2023 - Primary School)




(July 2023 - Secondary School)




Outdoor education, teambuilding, problem solving, personal development (June 2023 - Primary School)




Outdoor Adventure Team Building Personal Development (June 2023 - Primary School)




(June 2023 - Primary School)




(May 2023 - Primary School)




Activities have been carefully designed to build and develop skills and knowledge from a range of curriculum areas. Forest school activities are brilliant. (May 2023 - Primary School)




(May 2023 - Primary School)




Wonderful forest school activities. All activities are cleverly designed rely on and develop skills and knowledge from a multitude of curriculum areas. (May 2023 - Primary School)




(April 2023 - Primary School)




(March 2023 - Primary School)




(February 2023)




(December 2022 - Primary School)




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(May 2022 - Primary School)




Good facilities and the instructors were great with the children. THe centre offers a range of activities for groups to choose from. (April 2022 - Primary School)




Great staff and well organised, appropriate and challenging activities. The centre itself is fabulous. Plenty of space for all attendees. (March 2022 - Primary School)




An excellent visit was had by the children and staff. All the staff were friendly, supportive and professional around the children, they briefed the children on site safety, expectations and covid-19 procedures, and challenged them to take part in an encouraging manner. There were one way systems in place for covid-19, lots of hand sanitiser stations around the site and tables were cleaned between each school in the dinner hall. A fire drill was carried out in order for the children to know what to do in case of an actual alarm and all safety expectations for activities were outlined in a child friendly manner. The dormitory doors to outside were able to be alarmed at night and children knew location of staff at night if necessary. Supporting visit staff and centre staff were aware of any medical/pastoral needs and a useful introductory briefing given to all visiting staff by lead instructor. (March 2022 - Primary School)




The staff at Laches Wood, as always, were extremely helpful and provided very enjoyable educational experiences for the children. All children reported that they enjoyed the trip and the whole experience was very positive all round. (March 2022 - Primary School)




Staffing excellent (March 2022 - Primary School)




(February 2022 - Primary School)




(February 2022 - Primary School)




Excellent resources and the staff were always on hand where needed. They were very knowledgeable and the children got a lot out of the residential. (November 2021 - Primary School)




(October 2021 - Primary School)




We had an amazing few days at Laches Wood, most of the instructors really took time to understand our children and adapted their teaching techniques accordingly. It was a shame the children didn't do their jobs more frequently as we had done at Shugborough the previous year, and in future we would like the children to gather in their groups outside the dinner hall and go in as groups and stay seated until everyone has finished and then clear away. This happened at our last residential and we presumed this would be the same. We never made it clear that was what we wanted but will do next time. The accommodation was great apart from the fact that it was rather too warm. Especially the staff rooms that had no opening windows as the velux windows weren't working. A small price to pay for the memories made and self belief developed. One little boy who we only convinced on the day of the trip came for the first day, but didn't want to take part. Your instructor on the high ropes was simply awesome with him. By the end of the day he was at the top of the tower helping everyone and he came back the second day and stayed the night. The little boy has visibly grown in pride and confidence, thank you. (September 2021 - Primary School)




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(August 2021 - Secondary School)




(August 2021 - Secondary School)




(June 2021 - Primary School)




(October 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




safe area, lots of space for students to camp (September 2019 - Secondary School)




Excellent centre with really good facilities. (June 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent range of activities on offer and the private use of dormitories per school gives everyone peace of mind. (May 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent facilities and instructors. Great value for money in terms of what you receive for this price. Plan to take Y10 during the summer term (March 2019 - Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




Excellent staff and facilities. (October 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(March 2018 - Primary School)




Super - great instructors and very safe. (January 2018 - Primary School)




(January 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2017 - Primary School)




Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.7
62 reviews


Excellent
 
77%

Very Good
 
19%

Average
 
3%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

June 2024 - Primary School
A great trip which the children enjoyed. A range of opportunities to showcase their knowledge and learning about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons.



June 2024 - Primary School




May 2024 - Primary School




May 2024 - Primary School




May 2024 - Primary School
Laches Wood is particularly good for outdoor education challenges.



April 2024 - Primary School




April 2024 - Primary School
The experience is brilliant for building children's confidence and independence. They had a fantastic time.



March 2024 - Primary School




December 2023




November 2023 - Primary School
Brilliant residential, staff were all friendly and helpful! A fantastic experience for all of the children.



October 2023




October 2023 - Primary School
The staff were incredibly well organised and helpful. All activities were also well organised and exactly what we expected as per the schedule. Staff developed positive relationships with the children very quickly and were always available answer and queries and offer support.



August 2023 - Primary School
Team building



July 2023 - Secondary School




June 2023 - Primary School
Outdoor education, teambuilding, problem solving, personal development



June 2023 - Primary School
Outdoor Adventure Team Building Personal Development



June 2023 - Primary School




May 2023 - Primary School




May 2023 - Primary School
Activities have been carefully designed to build and develop skills and knowledge from a range of curriculum areas. Forest school activities are brilliant.



May 2023 - Primary School




May 2023 - Primary School
Wonderful forest school activities. All activities are cleverly designed rely on and develop skills and knowledge from a multitude of curriculum areas.



April 2023 - Primary School




March 2023 - Primary School




February 2023




December 2022 - Primary School




October 2022




September 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




April 2022 - Primary School
Good facilities and the instructors were great with the children. THe centre offers a range of activities for groups to choose from.



March 2022 - Primary School
Great staff and well organised, appropriate and challenging activities. The centre itself is fabulous. Plenty of space for all attendees.



March 2022 - Primary School
An excellent visit was had by the children and staff. All the staff were friendly, supportive and professional around the children, they briefed the children on site safety, expectations and covid-19 procedures, and challenged them to take part in an encouraging manner. There were one way systems in place for covid-19, lots of hand sanitiser stations around the site and tables were cleaned between each school in the dinner hall. A fire drill was carried out in order for the children to know what to do in case of an actual alarm and all safety expectations for activities were outlined in a child friendly manner. The dormitory doors to outside were able to be alarmed at night and children knew location of staff at night if necessary. Supporting visit staff and centre staff were aware of any medical/pastoral needs and a useful introductory briefing given to all visiting staff by lead instructor.



March 2022 - Primary School
The staff at Laches Wood, as always, were extremely helpful and provided very enjoyable educational experiences for the children. All children reported that they enjoyed the trip and the whole experience was very positive all round.



March 2022 - Primary School
Staffing excellent



February 2022 - Primary School




February 2022 - Primary School




November 2021 - Primary School
Excellent resources and the staff were always on hand where needed. They were very knowledgeable and the children got a lot out of the residential.



October 2021 - Primary School




September 2021 - Primary School
We had an amazing few days at Laches Wood, most of the instructors really took time to understand our children and adapted their teaching techniques accordingly. It was a shame the children didn't do their jobs more frequently as we had done at Shugborough the previous year, and in future we would like the children to gather in their groups outside the dinner hall and go in as groups and stay seated until everyone has finished and then clear away. This happened at our last residential and we presumed this would be the same. We never made it clear that was what we wanted but will do next time. The accommodation was great apart from the fact that it was rather too warm. Especially the staff rooms that had no opening windows as the velux windows weren't working. A small price to pay for the memories made and self belief developed. One little boy who we only convinced on the day of the trip came for the first day, but didn't want to take part. Your instructor on the high ropes was simply awesome with him. By the end of the day he was at the top of the tower helping everyone and he came back the second day and stayed the night. The little boy has visibly grown in pride and confidence, thank you.



September 2021 - Primary School




August 2021 - Secondary School




August 2021 - Secondary School




June 2021 - Primary School




October 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Secondary School
safe area, lots of space for students to camp



June 2019 - Primary School
Excellent centre with really good facilities.



May 2019 - Primary School
Excellent range of activities on offer and the private use of dormitories per school gives everyone peace of mind.



March 2019 - Secondary School
Excellent facilities and instructors. Great value for money in terms of what you receive for this price. Plan to take Y10 during the summer term



November 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School
Excellent staff and facilities.



June 2018 - Primary School




March 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Primary School
Super - great instructors and very safe.



January 2018 - Primary School




November 2017 - Primary School