Activities for Schools at Arena Pursuits

Primary Schools Prep Schools Secondary & Academy Schools Public Schools

Team Tasks Orienteering Clay Pigeon Shooting Night Exercises Quad Bike Trekking Paintball Games Early Learning Driving

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Secondary & Academy Schools: Years 7-13

Helping secondary schools develop initiative, teamwork and leadership

Why Arena?

With over thirty years' experience, Arena has developed a wide range of outdoor activities that are ideal for the 11-18 year age group. These range from the Assault Course through a series of team-based challenges to Quad Biking, Orienteering and Clay Pigeon Shooting. Not only are these fun, but they help to develop initiative, teamwork and leadership skills away from the normal school environment and the pressures of the curriculum.

An event at Arena can help to fulfil various requirements of both Key Stages 3 & 4, including Physical Education:

  • Acquiring and developing skills
  • Selecting and applying skills
  • Tactics and compositional ideas
  • Evaluating and improving performance
  • Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health

PSHE & Citizenship

  • Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities
  • Developing a healthy and safer lifestyle
  • Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people
  • Communication skills
  • Working with others
  • Improving their own learning and performance
  • Problem solving

Reasons for a school/form outing to Arena:

  • Induction day for new intake to the school
  • Geography field trip
  • Activity Day
  • Prefect/Monitor selection
  • After exam celebration
  • CCF
  • Leavers' event

Useful Notes for Staff/Parents:

On site we have the following available for use:

  • Changing rooms and toilets
  • A large undercover Barbecue/Picnic area which schools are welcome to use by arrangement. All we ask is that staff/parents/guardians ensure that this area is kept tidy and all rubbish is taken away. We provide recycling facilities on site for CLEAN plastic (Nos 1, 2 & 3 ONLY), glass and paper
  • Free tea/coffee facilities for staff
  • Fresh drinking water for all

Please note the following:

  • Instructors DBS checked
  • We can supply our "Provider Statement" together with Risk Assessments
  • We carry £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance (copy of the Certificate wording available on request)
  • All instructors are qualified First Aiders and First Aid facilities are situated in the Safety Area
  • We require an Adult/Student ratio of normally 1:8
  • Coaches - we encourage schools to use mini-buses. However if coaches are used access must be down Rosemary Lane from the A21
  • We can be flexible with time slots and offer 3 lengths of activity

Years 7-8 Guide Prices

Prices per head (inc. VAT)

Half Day Event : 3 - 3½ hours

8 to 9 children - £40.00
10 to 14 children - £35.00
15 + children - £30.00

Long Half Day Event : 4½ - 5 hours

15+ Participants : £40.00

Full Day Event : 6 - 6½ hours

15+ Participants : £55.00


Years 9-13 Guide Prices

Prices per head (inc. VAT)

Half Day Event : 3 - 3½ hours

10+ Participants : £45.00

Long Half Day Event : 4½ - 5 hours

15+ Participants : £50.00

Full Day Event : 6 - 6½ hours

15+ Participants : £65.00


Other Options:

Team Tasks for Schools: Ages 12-18

Half Day: £45.00 per head inc. VAT (Minimum £450.00)

Full Day: £65.00 per head inc. VAT (Minimum £650.00)

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Team Building Night Exercise:

£45.00 per head inc. VAT based on a minimum of 30 participants and a maximum of 90

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Quad Trekking and Team Tasks:

£85.00 per head inc. VAT

4½ hours for between 30 - 40 participants

Quad Trekking:

6 to 18 Riders :
£95.00 per head inc. VAT

2 hours for between 6-12 riders
2½ hours for between 13-18 riders

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£80.00 per head based on a minimum of 12 players

Half Day to include safety equipment, overalls and 500 paintballs per head

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Clay Pigeon Shooting:

£95 per head inc. VAT (minimum age 14 years)

35 Clay Shoot to include practice and competition rounds. Price includes instructors, clays, cartridges, guns, ear defenders

Minimum 12 participants - Maximum 24 participants

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Secondary & Academy Schools who have used Arena in recent years include:

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys
The Skinners' School
Uplands Community College
The Weald of Kent Grammar School

Tonbridge Grammar School
Robertsbridge Community College
Angley School
Oakwood Park, Maidstone
Tunbridge Wells High School

Hillcrest, Hastings
Sandwich Technology College
Maplesden Noakes, Maidstone
Sussex Downs College