The atmosphere has been relaxed and conducive to learning. Childfren have developed independence in task e.g. laying tables, tidying etc. Fab instruction, thank you. The food has been excellent, both quantity and quality. We really appreciate the flexibility, committment and welcoming nature of the wonderful staff here.
Dartmoor Centre staff were adaptive, flexible and creative in keeping our group entertained. (Secondary aged young people who have a hearing impairment enjoyed an adventurous few days @dartmoorcentres . Staff made time to give individual attention to those that needed it, giving them confidence to 'have a go'. The young people felt proud of their personal achievements.)
Many children discovered that they could do/achieve more than they thought - better hikers, better archers, or overcame their nerves when caving. We really liked the improvements to the building. Our headteacher who has never visited Pixies Holt before had great first impressions of the site.
The group has been challenged to work together throughout the week - at school the children struggle to always get on, but this has not been an issue at all each day. The way the weaslling was structured allowed all children to be successful and challenge themselves at their own level.
Thanks for a really great week. The children have been well challenged in a safe and exciting way. All the staff have been brilliant and given us a very enjoyable stay.
The listening skills of the group have improved over time, as has their confidence. The clear explanations given by the instructors have enabled all children to be fully included and nurtured. The instructors quickly identified needs of certain individuals especially those with additional needs.
The upgrades have been amazing, including the building and the maintained grounds. The food, instructors, activities are all first class. The relaxed approach/atmosphere took the pressure off the children and staff, which made the experience more positive.
Another excellent experience! Thanks to all your staff for giving us the very best of challenging activity weeks. Accommodation was very comfy and well prepared food, fabulous quality and quantity. Admin etc smooth and low stress as usual.
Leadership and Assessment Courses
Thank you to Simon for a really enjoyable day on Saturday, there were nervous moments when leading the group but it was an excellent assessment day and an opportunity to learn some more.
Excellent training course, really helped me to get my head around moorland navigation and my responsibilities as a leader, I’ll be back for more!