What have people said?

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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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.”

Stanley St Andrews C of E Primary School (year 6, visited June 2017)
“I returned home bubbling over with memories and stories to share with my family. My favourite activity had to be the stream walk; I really enjoyed going under logs and submerging my whole body in the freezing cold water, even our teacher got in! I was nervous about the high ropes course because last time I visited Lea Green Centre I only got a quarter of the way up the pole in the middle, This time I touched the top and with lots of encouragement I managed to get a knee onto the top platform, I felt immensely proud of myself! Our instructors made sure we had an amazing time and kept us safe as well. I had a marvellous time and would happily come back.”

“All the leaders encouraged us as much as possible, pushing people out of their comfort zone and helping to make the stay the time of our life whether it was getting to the top of the team swing or going under a log into deep cold water on a stream walk. The cooking staff made sure everyone had enough food and were enjoying their meals, I could have eaten a whole load more than I could actually fit in as the food was delicious. My visit to Lea Green Centre was the best experience ever, I was pushed to places I never knew possible and found it really exciting.”

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.”

William Gilbert Endowed Primary School
“I will always remember my time at Lea Green, it was an exhilarating experience.”
“My favourite activity was the team swing – the group co-operated and we worked as a team.”
“I learnt you should make use of the outdoors and the weather to have fun.”
“I am a vegetarian and coeliac and was wonderfully catered for, I even tried new foods which I enjoyed.”
“Lea Green gave me a chance to find out more about my friends.”
“The canoeing was one of the best activities, it was a wonderful experience and I feel much more confident on the water.”
“I tested the limit of my abilities, tried new things and got to know my classmates more.”

Stonelow Junior School
“Thank you for inspiring me to take challenges that I would never get to do normally.”
“I feel that I really pushed myself to do things I am very proud of.”
“Thank you to all the staff for the best residential I have been on.”
“Thank you for teaching me how to conquer my fears on the climbing wall.”
“Thank you everyone for an amazing three days jam-packed with activities!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed orienteering, this activity tested my skills of navigation and instincts.”
“The buggies were entertaining as they taught you about the responsibility of driving a real car.”
“All staff made the three days very memorable.”
“I conquered my fear of heights at Lea Green.”
“Thanks to Lea Green staff for helping us overcome fears, be more organised, learn to trust and take part in physical learning.”

Clowne Junior School
“We would like to thank you for your encouragement and for helping us to achieve our goals.”
“Our visit is something we will remember for many years to come.”
“We had the time of our lives, the activities were extraordinary, the food was delicious and the staff were fantastic.”
“Our bedroom was amazing because it was warm and cosy, although we didn’t get much sleep!”
“The activities were epic, the food was delicious and being away from home was a great break.”
“We went to the top of the team swing which I didn’t think I’d be able to do. I’m no longer afraid of heights!”
“I surprised myself because I went a bit higher than the middle of the team swing, I didn’t think I could get that high!”
“I loved the challenge course because I got to work in a team.”
“I’m proud of myself because I supported my friend on the climbing wall then she supported me, we worked together.”
“The dinners were amazing; our favourite was the curry and poppadums’.”
“There were many foods that I tried for the first time and I definitely want to eat curry again.”