Friday, 3 May 2013

Recent Activity at Hall Place OEC

It has been a busy few months from Easter for Hall Place and the College.

We have exciting news for all our supporters.  Due to the success of the outdoor centre and the benefits it has provided all our customers and students we are merging with the Sport and Public Service departments from August and running our own diplomas in Outdoor Education for students.

All our activities will continue as before, to enable us to do this we will have courses, dates and prices on this website to let you all know what is happening and when.

We shall look forward to seeing you all in the future and sharing more adventures together.

Please see below a collection of photos from our Easter Camp, centre based activities and our expedition to Snowdonia with our Public Service students.

Am I nearly through yet?

Home from Home

The Pink Panther Strikes Again


Bob the Builder

"Are you sure this is safe?"

"He's a fireman what does he know about climbing cliffs?"

The sun did shine is Wales

Llanberis Pass

Team Work

Abseiling and the sun is still shining!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Easter Holiday Day Camps

Places are still available for our Easter Holiday Day Camps!

Running from the 2nd to the 5th and the 8th to the 12th of April 2013! 9am to 4.30pm

We'll be doing LOADS of outdoor activities and we'd love more people to join in our adventure.

the day costs £30 which includes all of the activities AND a packed lunch!

Drop us an email at to book your child's place!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

White Waltham C of E Primary School Meets Sgt Malone

White Waltham Primary School visited us this week to experience our World War 2 Experience.  After basic training the new recruits went on patrol to find parts of a German war plane sent to assassinate Winston Churchill at his country residence.  The place was carrying a new secret bomb which the recruits had to locate and diffuse.

Along the way, we discovered wreckage, evidence of a possible spy, decoded a message and safely diffused the bomb.  The children completed a detailed 'Battle Map' of the area and worked out what type of plane had been shot down.  We never did find the 'spy'. 

Through talking to Sgt Malone, rationing, the evacuation and the Blitz was discussed.  Experiences of seeing the glow of London at night during the raids were shared along with knowledge of what it was like at the time to live through the World War.

All the pupils were excited and happy, especially as they were braving the cold damp weather.  A welcome hot drink and a chance to warm themselves in the Lodge didn't go amiss.  Everyone had an amazing knowledge of the subject and willingly shared with the group.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

From all the staff at Hall Place Outdoor Education Centre we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, we all hope that Santa is good to you and that all your wishes for 2013 come true!

We would also like to thank you all for your support and we are looking forward to seeing you all again next 2013.

Post Christmas seasonal layoffs create exciting opportunities for Elves.  January sees our first cohort of Elf Instructors take to the rivers and ropes courses!

Crispy morning frosty shot

Diploma's in Outdoor Education

BCA and Hall Place OEC are offering Diploma's in Outdoor Education in 2013.  These courses are your first step into an exciting career in a growing industry where your office can be white water river on one day or a mountain top the next.  You will meet likeminded passionate people with a flair for the extraordinary and have the chance to really change peoples lives in a positive way.  Whether you are working with school children or adults, everyday is different and the adventure starts from the moment you wake up.

Our courses focus on strong work ethics, pathways to employment, continued training or higher education.  The opportunities will include skills training in outdoor activities, leadership and coaching, an understanding of environmental education in outdoor activities and access to national governing body awards to give you the best start for your future career.

For more information please see our page on Outdoor Education Diplomas or contact us.