What have people said? (adults)

We’d like to thank our recent visitors for taking the time to let us know about their visit. We always welcome comments/suggestions from visitors who have experienced Lea Green Centre and have put some recent highlights below. 

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Head of John Taylor Free School
“The feedback from students, and staff, has been overwhelmingly positive. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and made new friends which was entirely the purpose of the day. The event was well organised by your team and I am grateful for their part in ensuring the day was such a success. Please pass on my thanks to the staff who worked so hard with our students to enable them to enjoy themselves – this was particularly challenging as many of the children didn’t know anyone at all at the start of the day. The staff certainly facilitated lots of activities which bonded the groups together!”

Group leader from Bradley and Brailsford Church of England Schools
“All the course aims were achieved, children had opportunities to push themselves, face their fears and problem solve. They were able to develop independence and responsibility. A fantastic range of activities to suit different children’s strengths. Staff were knowledgeable and equipped for each activity, encouraging without forcing the children out of their comfort zones. A faultless stay!”

Group leader from Ashgate Croft School
“Sensory activities for our pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities were well thought out and having patient instructors ensured the varied needs of our group were met.”

Group leaders from Virtual Schools
“Our course aims and beyond were achieved! Activities were tailored to each child and our group. Ian and Ben are particularly good for our children, they clearly understand and manage them well. Everyone here shows that nothing is too much trouble and always have extra activities to hand when they are needed.”

Group leaders from Stanton Vale Special School
“All staff have been very accommodating from activity staff, cleaning and ground staff. Thank you for an amazing experience for our young people, we have all made memories, increased rapport and developed our team building skills. Our communication, tolerance of others and confidence of working with new people has also developed. We can’t wait to share this week in our assembly with photos and stories from our time at Lea Green Centre!” 

“Amazing food and very generous servings. The separate dining room we requested was good for our pupils and very accommodating. Vegetarian and soft foods were greatly appreciated.”

Teaching staff from Risley Lower Grammar Church of England (VC) Primary School
“I have been coming here for about 6 years and it just gets better and better! Well organised, friendly helpful staff and lovely food.”

Parent of a Meadow Lodge accessible accommodation guest
“I just want to say what a fantastic first stay my son had had at Meadow Lodge. He’s already counting the days until he can return. He has experienced things this weekend that I never knew possible. It really has meant the world to me. His instructor was Ian..wow..what a guy..my son instantly took a shine to him and I reckon they will be friends for life. Ian couldn’t do enough.. in fact all the staff are amazing. I’ll be so confident in letting him come with his support workers to provide a break and I’ll rest easy knowing he is in perfect hands.” 

Teaching staff from Mundy Church of England Junior School 
“Our main aim of the children bonding with one another and the staff (both school and Lea Green) whilst taking in once in a lifetime experiences has definitely been achieved. The programme was fully packed and the move between activities was seamless. For being able to fit so much in whilst keeping the children on board and engaged, the staff are a credit to the centre, going above and beyond to help the children. We have had a fantastic experience!”

University of Nottingham tutor of first year education students
“Just want to say thanks for a great day. It all worked really well and you were brilliant at reinforcing what we wanted the group to get from the day about co-operative working. It is the most energised I have seen that group since they started!”

Teaching staff from Hodthorpe Primary School 
“Fantastic location set in great countryside. The main factor is the staff, all are lovely, fun, experienced, brilliant with the kids and utterly helpful.”
“Great staff who go the extra mile to make the experience the best it can be. Our kids have had such a great time thanks to the excellent staff ensuring that all of them felt able to achieve.”
“Even our pickiest eaters have been fed and tried something new!”
“I needed my mixed age class to ‘gel’ and they certainly have! That is going to have such a good impact on the atmosphere and cohesion in class for the rest of the year and ultimately have a positive impact on their learning.”
“The visit ticked every objective and more, it’s vital that children are given this experience and we really need to book for next year!” 

Teaching staff from Wyndham Primary Academy
“All children have challenged themselves and really worked as a team, many have never stayed away from home, never mind experienced the range of activities offered in which they have been pushed to their limits. The activities offered were diverse (team swing, bushcraft, stream walk, archery/gps) they all challenged children differently but were extremely fun. You really have given the children an experience they will remember. They have learnt to overcome fears and have built friendships. Thank you to the staff, your knowledge, manner and above and beyond attitude has made this a great experience.”

“We have been astounded by the outstanding service provided. The staff are superb – knowledgeable, helpful and great with our diverse range of children. The centre is fabulous, great accommodation and catering, a fab range of facilities led by experience, professional instructors. Every need during the stay was addressed, there was a really high level of attention to detail.”

“Food was delicious and always lots of it! Staff were always happy to help and nothing was too much trouble.”

Head of Year 7, Ormiston Ilkeston Enterprise Academy
“A huge thank you to you and all the staff who provided us with such a great day. Students were really buzzing with excitement both on the journey to and from Lea Green. So many of our students excelled themselves rising to the challenges of the day. I will certainly be recommending your centre to colleagues and look forward to returning again myself.”

Silverhill Primary School, Teaching Assistant
“I feel the children have bonded more and become better team players.”

Silverhill Primary School, Teacher
“Instructors know your name and don’t call you ‘Miss’! Sets your centre apart from others who make you feel like you are on a production line.”

Dundee Rep Theatre
“Everything about the weekend was brilliant. The accommodation and location inspiring, the night time activities exciting, the catering delicious and most of all the staff friendly, welcoming, accommodating and really made us feel at home.”

Ashgate Croft School (staff team-building day)
“I just wanted to email to thank you and your team for providing an excellent day for our staff- staff have been buzzing about it and are still talking about it.”
“Really enjoyed the day. Good to work with people you wouldn’t normally work with.”
“Excellent. Good idea to be put in teams, not for us to choose.”
“This was a really successful day. The activities in the morning were fun & they encouraged us having to work together. The afternoon was fantastic for me. I felt that staff / colleagues were supportive & encouraging.”
“Thank you for organising this day. A really good selection of activities to include everyone. Really enjoyed it. Good to mix with staff from throughout the school.”
“Brilliant day. I was part of a team which I wouldn’t normally work with. Everyone encouraged each other and morale was high.”
“Fabulous. Got to know some staff better. Faced my fear of heights. Really positive day – great for well-being.”

Neatherseal St Peters CE Primary
“Great programme that suited the group we had, many achieved much more than we thought they would. Very active programme, always doing something. Good mix of activities, something for everyone.”

Newbold Church of England Primary School
“Each student discovered they have a ‘voice’ and their individuality was celebrated by the Centre staff.”

Heatherwood School
“Just wanted to drop you a short line to thank you and your staff for the part you played in helping us provide such a wonderfully positive visit for our young people; we achieved all we set out to and lived to tell the tale! You and the Centre staff did everything possible (and more) to ensure we were able to meet all the pupils’ needs: some of the pupil responses we saw were amazing. Now we’ve done it once we’d like to repeat it in the future.”

Willington Primary School
“This is our first experience of a residential, the staff and children have thoroughly enjoyed it and will be talking about the experience for a long time. Activities were varied and kept the children busy all the time. Staff liked the fact some activities ‘separated’ the group and gave the children opportunities to work with others and a chance to shine in a smaller group. There is no doubt we will come back and we can’t thank you enough for making our first experience so exciting, magical and challenging.”

Hodthorpe Primary School
“We love that the kids can learn to take risks in a safe and beautiful environment.”