Adventurer Bear Grylls visited us for Cubs day!

Adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls visited us on Saturday 16th May to join more than 300 Derbyshire Cub Scouts on their activity fun day. Bear arrived via helicopter to have photographs taken with visitors, sign autographs and took on the adrenaline rush of our team swing with Scout Adam Hardy, of Chesterfield, who said: “That was a great experience, Bear is one of my heroes and to have shared the swing with him was great”. More than 100 Scout groups were represented at the event, which Read the rest of this article

Lea Green hosts Disability Rocks

Disability Rocks develop new and innovative ways to help people living with disabilities have positive experiences of music and arts. Back by popular demand for 2015 is their exciting summer festival tour aimed at individuals affected by disability.   Lea Green will host the Midlands leg of the tour on Saturday 9th May 2015 where as well as live music, comedy and workshops, visitors will have the chance to get involved in some fun accessible activities and explore the scenic grounds of the Read the rest of this article

Thinking about a residential?

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation special initiative Learning Away is researching What makes a ‘Brilliant Residential’? The study describes ‘Brilliant Residentials’ as school trips with an overnight stay, which are led by teachers, co-designed with students and fully integrated into the curriculum. They are a ‘multi-tool’ for achieving vital educational outcomes, have a huge impact on students of all ages and can help to deliver whole school change. The following selections from the initial Read the rest of this article

Quality Badge for Lea Green

Lea Green has been awarded the Quality Badge by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, demonstrating that the centre offers good quality educational experiences and manages risk effectively. The award of the badge recognises the experienced staff and excellent facilities at the centre and the commitment it has to sustain high quality learning. Learning outside of the classroom enables children and young adults to interact in new ways with their peers and adults, allowing relationships Read the rest of this article