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Developing Skills for Life

Description

Come to UKSA with your school or youth group and enjoy the multi-activity residential visits UKSA are renowned for. Learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf, kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your group’s desires, age and ability. UKSA enjoys a Waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential and non-residential watersports and team building for students from 8 years upwards.

Residential group programmes include:
• Return travel to the Isle of Wight on a private ferry (for groups of 10+)
• Full board accommodation – sole occupancy hostel style dormitories
• Action-packed watersports and team building programmes
• Wetsuits and safety equipment for all activities afloat/ashore
• Great instructor-pupil ratio
• Full evening activity programme

The wider benefits of participation in watersports are widely recognised and include inspiration, enjoyment, teamwork, boosting self-confidence and self-reliance, as well as the making and sealing of friendships. We can incorporate Skills for Life into our four-night residential activity visits.

Visitor’s safety and security is of paramount importance. All instructors at UKSA are experienced and fully qualified. Ratio’s for on the water activities are 1:6. Teachers and group organisers do not need to have experience of watersports prior to the visit as our instructors take care of all activities afloat.

Facilities on our 3.5 acre site include:
• Youth hostel style dormitory accommodation and canteen
• An incredible 350 watercraft
• Fleet of minibuses for off-site exploring
• Drying rooms for wet gear
• Indoor heated swimming pool
• Communal dining room and outside eating spaces
• Wi-Fi access

Come and try our watersports and accommodation with our compliments. We welcome visits from teachers, youth leaders and school governors – it gives you the chance to try the facilities and see first-hand all the benefits of choosing UKSA.


Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
18 reviews


Excellent
 
78%

Very Good
 
22%

Average
 
0%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

Very well organised; friendly and welcoming; it was a great experience for the children. They were also very accommodating of the school staff and a child with a broken arm who were allowed to ride in the support boat. Thoroughly recommend it. (June 2021 - Primary School)




UKSA staff were ready for us when we arrived and did a register to check all pupils were there. Equipment was available for all pupils to use (wet suit / helmet / life jackets). Groupings were a bit muddled as we were not required to group pupils prior to the trip - this could have been helpful to know before hand. Some instructors had more pupils to oversee. Most groups were able to go out on a dinghy but there were some who only had a journey up the river in a rib. Because of the strong winds, the sailing element was very short. (October 2019 - Primary School)




Very organised before and during trip (October 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




Great venue and experiences for the children (July 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Secondary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




Great instructors and knew how to work with our students. (July 2018 - Secondary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




The venue, accommodation, activities on offer, food and supervision/instruction were all excellent and we are very happy with the residential. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Secondary School)




Excellent. (February 2018 - Primary School)




Contact

UKSA
Arctic Road
Cowes
Isle Of Wight
Hampshire
PO31 7PQ
LOtC

Pricing

Residential visits from £180 per person (for a two night, three-day residential visit – to include full board, watersports activities, evening entertainment, and accommodation)
Full Board from £46 per person
B&B from £34 per person
Day visits from £35 per person

Opening Times

All year round. Closed for the Christmas and New Year break.

Developing Skills for Life

Description

Come to UKSA with your school or youth group and enjoy the multi-activity residential visits UKSA are renowned for. Learn to sail, paddleboard, windsurf, kayak and more. Activities are tailored to your group’s desires, age and ability. UKSA enjoys a Waterfront location in Cowes on the sunny Isle of Wight and is the perfect location for residential and non-residential watersports and team building for students from 8 years upwards.

Residential group programmes include:
• Return travel to the Isle of Wight on a private ferry (for groups of 10+)
• Full board accommodation – sole occupancy hostel style dormitories
• Action-packed watersports and team building programmes
• Wetsuits and safety equipment for all activities afloat/ashore
• Great instructor-pupil ratio
• Full evening activity programme

The wider benefits of participation in watersports are widely recognised and include inspiration, enjoyment, teamwork, boosting self-confidence and self-reliance, as well as the making and sealing of friendships. We can incorporate Skills for Life into our four-night residential activity visits.

Visitor’s safety and security is of paramount importance. All instructors at UKSA are experienced and fully qualified. Ratio’s for on the water activities are 1:6. Teachers and group organisers do not need to have experience of watersports prior to the visit as our instructors take care of all activities afloat.

Facilities on our 3.5 acre site include:
• Youth hostel style dormitory accommodation and canteen
• An incredible 350 watercraft
• Fleet of minibuses for off-site exploring
• Drying rooms for wet gear
• Indoor heated swimming pool
• Communal dining room and outside eating spaces
• Wi-Fi access

Come and try our watersports and accommodation with our compliments. We welcome visits from teachers, youth leaders and school governors – it gives you the chance to try the facilities and see first-hand all the benefits of choosing UKSA.

Pricing

Residential visits from £180 per person (for a two night, three-day residential visit – to include full board, watersports activities, evening entertainment, and accommodation)
Full Board from £46 per person
B&B from £34 per person
Day visits from £35 per person

Opening Times

All year round. Closed for the Christmas and New Year break.

Contact

UKSA
Arctic Road
Cowes
Isle Of Wight
Hampshire
PO31 7PQ
LOtC

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.8
18 reviews


Excellent
 
78%

Very Good
 
22%

Average
 
0%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

June 2021 - Primary School
Very well organised; friendly and welcoming; it was a great experience for the children. They were also very accommodating of the school staff and a child with a broken arm who were allowed to ride in the support boat. Thoroughly recommend it.



October 2019 - Primary School
UKSA staff were ready for us when we arrived and did a register to check all pupils were there. Equipment was available for all pupils to use (wet suit / helmet / life jackets). Groupings were a bit muddled as we were not required to group pupils prior to the trip - this could have been helpful to know before hand. Some instructors had more pupils to oversee. Most groups were able to go out on a dinghy but there were some who only had a journey up the river in a rib. Because of the strong winds, the sailing element was very short.



October 2019 - Primary School
Very organised before and during trip



September 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School
Great venue and experiences for the children



June 2019 - Secondary School




May 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Secondary School
Great instructors and knew how to work with our students.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
The venue, accommodation, activities on offer, food and supervision/instruction were all excellent and we are very happy with the residential.



May 2018 - Secondary School




February 2018 - Primary School
Excellent.