Inspiring residential trips for secondary schools


Support your KS3 students to become confident and resilient learners

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Our residential trips for secondary schools are uniquely tailored to the needs of your students. They are designed to give students the chance to switch off from their screens and discover how they can thrive together in the outdoors. They capture their curiosity as they engage with the natural world, and master skills they may never get the chance to try at school or home.

A Rootd residential trip for secondary schools encourages teamwork, building resilience, and allowing students to feel empowered through a range of exciting activities.  All while having an exciting and unforgettable time with their existing friends, creating bonds with new friends, and building a real sense of community across the year group.

Rootd Residential Trips for Secondary Schools to ease transition

A Rootd secondary school residential trip in Year 7 can have a positive and long-lasting impact. It can form part of the settling-in experience and ensures students start the year full of excitement, with a broad friendship base beyond the people in their class.  Focusing on teamwork and adventure it's the perfect way to encourage students to work together and build closer bonds across the year group.

Being together in the outdoors brings a sense of freedom for students, which means they can quickly become more open and receptive to new experiences.  It also allows teachers to get to know the new cohort and identify students’ strengths, skills, and needs, so they can best support them in the classroom throughout the coming year.

What you get with a Rootd RESIDENTIAL trip for secondary schools

With a Rootd secondary school trip, there are no hidden extras. Everything is included in the price – we just ask that you bring a packed lunch for your first day.

There are three essential elements to a Rootd residential secondary school trip:

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Outdoor adventure activities

Pot holing, climbing, high ropes and more to develop perseverance, build confidence and boost resilience.
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Bushcraft survival skills

Making meaningful connections with nature, learning new skills and overcoming challenges.

Team building games and activities

Supporting each other to build stronger bonds and deeper friendships.

Character-building activities

Our activities are carefully designed to challenge and excite KS3 students. From high ropes to potholing, they’re a great way to build confidence and resilience, and support your school’s character education.


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Our bushcraft activities

These team activities are designed to put students’ survival skills to the test, and you can choose from, shelter building, water filtration, fire lighting, foraging and campfire cooking.
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Our team building games

Our team building games are focused on getting students working together on fun and challenging activities to build stronger friendships and develop problem-solving skills. This can be a very bonding experience for students, and you’ll often see new friendships formed.

Inspiring instructors who lead by example

Our trained instructors will be with you throughout your stay, leading the activities and getting stuck in themselves. They work hard to connect and motivate all students, making your stay as stress-free as possible for you.

Secondary school residential trips close to London

When you choose a Rootd secondary school residential trip, there are no long coach journeys with students cooped up on a coach for hours. Our woodland locations are conveniently close to London.
Located just north of Watford, set in 95 acres of meadows and natural woodland, our Hertfordshire activity centre is within easy reach of the M1 and M25.  Quick travel times means more time spent enjoying and exploring the outdoors.

Accommodation for all seasons

With tents for six, complete with bunk beds and a fun chill out area, our bell tent village is a great option for spring and summer. Throughout autumn and winter, students love getting cosy in our fully equipped lodges and woodland pods.