School adventure trips

Many schools give pupils the opportunity to go on one or more adventure type holidays during their time at school. These trips are designed to not only teach children important life skills and be educational, but to also offer adventure and excitement.
When I was younger we got the opportunity to go to an adventure centre in Wales. As I was only 11, I found the whole experience absolutely amazing and it was the first bit of freedom I had had away from my parents.
The activities that are set up are designed to help with team building, problem solving and to build up confidence. Although these trips can sometimes be expensive, if your family receives benefits you may get a reduction in the cost or even be allowed to send your child for free.
If you are able to let your child go on one of these types of school trips then I believe that it can be very beneficial to them not only educationally but also teaching them valid life skills.