Inspiring Learning grows its outdoor education portfolio

Leading education and adventure provider invests in new outdoor centre

With a track record of over 35 years in outdoor education and adventure, Inspiring Learning’s purpose is to enhance the lives of young people through experiences that inspire. Since 1980, over 1 million children have attended their day camps and this year, over 165,000 young people attended their residential camps from over 35 countries across the world.

Providing experiential education through outdoor learning is their expertise, whilst maintaining a focus on developing life skills – from self-confidence and resilience to motivation and team work -through the delivery of adventurous, high-adrenaline and challenging activities. And now, Inspiring Learning will be able to provide that experience to thousands more people every year.

With an equally long track record, Skern Lodge is an established outdoor activity and development training centre based in Appledore, North Devon. Situated on the outskirts of a quiet, coastal village, the centre is set in an impressive 22 acres of grounds with tidal waters and the Atlantic surf on its doorstep. From abseiling and zip wires, off road bikes and orienteering to surfing, kayaking and powerboating, many people from schools, colleges and companies all over the country experience their great range of adventure, education and development training programmes.

Inspiring Learning will bring investment to Skern Lodge to improve their existing facilities and introduce new and exciting activity and development training options. They will welcome future customers in line with the high delivery standards of Skern Lodge and work in partnership to bring the very best residential experiences to even more customers.

Skern Lodge joins Inspiring Learning’s portfolio which also includes Kingswood, their 10 award winning residential centres; and Camp Beaumont, the UK’s most experienced day camp operator, to name just a few.

Tim Gibson, CEO of Inspiring Learning said, “We are incredibly excited to be welcoming Skern Lodge to the Inspiring Learning family. Inspiring people to develop lifelong skills in confidence, independence, teamwork and more sits at the heart of both businesses and the opportunities that exist by combining the skills of both organisations is tremendous. We all look forward to the future with great excitement and anticipation.”

John Watson, Director at Skern Lodge said “We are delighted to be joining the Inspiring Learning family and working with a business which has a vision so closely aligned with ours. The goals and beliefs of Inspiring Learning are the same we hold at Skern Lodge and in partnership, we will continue to enhance the experience we are so proud of. The staff teams will share their experience, and together we shall enhance the residential experience for all participants and reach more communities and organisations”.

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