Urban Forest School
We are currently offering educational trips and "bring it to you" activities for schools & youth groups
We have adapted our sessions to keep social distancing and work with schools in their current bubbles with a maximum ratio of 1:15.
To enable equipment clean down in between groups we will timetable appropriate breaks in between sessions.
We regularly update our COVID risk assessment as new guidelines become available. This is available for group leaders to view when booking.
As community partners Redpoint and Omega have teamed up to create a programme that allows Schools & Youth groups to enjoy the benefits of day trips from the comfort of their own grounds.
We bring the Adventure to you!
Check out the Brochure here:
Two local organisations with one common goal:
To enable young people to access fun, active learning experiences,
without the travel!
At Omega we are passionate about education through outdoor activities. Our sessions are designed to help people develop vital life skills using new and progressive experiences that promote the development of:
The Omega team aspire to inspire people of all ages and abilities to get involved with activities that improve health and well-being. It has long been known that physical activity improves mood and builds confidence, being in a outdoor environment has been shown to exhibit these same positive outcomes as well as being a great stress reliever.
Our learning adventures provide schools and youth groups a unique opportunity to create their own experience, you have the freedom to choose activities to included, set your own aims and even choose where to have your adventure. We will then tailor your programme to suit your group, whether it's a trip just for fun or you have specific learning outcomes you'd like to meet, we'll create the best adventure for your group.
We believe that when we're having fun, we're more likely to learn and remember, that's why we are so passionate about education through adventure.
For us, outdoor education is about taking on challenges both physical and mental, helping each other and developing ones self all while having FUN!
Omega land sessions run on a 1:12 ratio to ensure plenty of individual support is available from the instructor. We believe everyone should have access to outdoor learning, which is why we are an inclusive company and happy to organise extra support for young people with additional needs, if this is something you require just let us know.
Buzzards Valley, Drayton Bassett
Boasting plentiful land, woodland and lakes this is a beautiful setting for anyone looking to get their group off the beaten track and back into nature. Accommodation is tented adding a wonderful wild feeling to your adventure.
"Bring it to you"
We can bring the adventure to you! If you already have a suitable location and want to take out the travel costs for your residential we can bring the activities to you, less time on the road means more time having fun.
Day adventures - £30pp
Give your group a personalised outdoor learning experience, right here in Tamworth. Ditch the big travel costs and enjoy a day designed for your groups age and ability.
If you would like to add Climbing to your programme there is a hire charge of £100 per day.
Bring it you you
School fun day
Looking to treat the school kids for all of their hard work?
Want to sneak some learning into your fun day?
Looking for a fun way to bond a year group together?
With Omega's "bring it to you" activities you really can have it all!
"Bring it to you" prices
Multi activity - £240 (per activity)
Each activity includes all safety equipment and 1 instructor for a full day.
Choose which activities you'd like at your fun day, split into groups of 12 and rotate through the day so that everyone gets to try a variety of adventures.
Climbing wall - £720
This includes a full day of Climbing, all safety equipment and 3 instructors.
To make the most of a Climbing day split your school or year group into groups and give them time slots to make sure everyone gets to Climb.
D of E - GCSE - Paddle awards
Omega Kayak courses provide the young people of Tamworth the opportunity to develop their paddling skills towards
D of E, GCSE PE and gain nationally recognised Paddle awards.
Our courses are suitable for complete beginners and those with some experience.
Kayak course prices
Groups can spread their course over a 6 week period completing a 1 hour 30 sessions weekly or bi-weekly for £12.50pp per session. Alternatively GCSE groups can complete a 2 day intensive course for £75pp.
Course location will vary dependent on the groups desired outcomes, for journeys we utilise the canal between Fazely and Hopwas. Learning can also take place on the sheltered lake at Buzzards Valley. If you have a prefered place of learning please contact the team so that they can complete a site specific risk assessment before booking.
To ensure the best learning experience for the group there is a maximum instructor ratio of 1:8, this includes any adults that wish to get involved on the water.