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GOODLEAF TREE CLIMBING


EVERYTHING A TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT GOODLEAF TREE CLIMBING

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GOODLEAF TREE CLIMBING, Ryde


"An adventurous learning experience!"

Goodleaf Tree Climbing is CLOSED on your planned visit dates.

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We offer a unique adventurous activity for Isle of Wight school trips - with a difference. Our sessions are delivered by mature instructors who encourage independent learning, foster a sense of self belief and teach responsible risk management in a fun and safe environment.

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Goodleaf is a wonderful experience for children. Each year we are amazed at the boost to the children's self esteem when they experience the thrill of reaching the canopy. We love the fact that it's not always the children who are best at things who achieve the most.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE

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REMEMBER: Our resources are included FREE of charge when booking your trip via Education Destination!

Educational Resources available at Goodleaf Tree Climbing

Our qualified and experienced teachers have worked closely with Goodleaf Tree Climbing to develop a range of high quality curriculum-relevant learning resources and activities to help you and your students get the most out of a visit. These cover many subjects and age groups, and are a mix of pre-visit, on-site and post-visit activities to support your preferred teaching style.

To find suitable resources, first select the appropriate Key Stage and then scroll down to your subject below.

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1 Lower Key Stage 2 resource offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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7 Upper Key Stage 2 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

We have identified the following additional learning opportunities at Goodleaf Tree Climbing for Upper Key Stage 2 students, which we hope to produce in due course. If you could make use of this, please click to vote and we'll raise the priority!

SubjectUnitTopicSummary
P.S.H.E.Health and WellbeingStaying SafeHealth and safety resource linked to the tree climbing activity. Vote
SciencePhysicsForcesGravity, levers and pulleysVote
EnglishSpoken LanguageQuestioning, listening, recording and summarisingQuestions to ask at GoodleafVote
HistoryLocal History StudyLocal history study - AppleyVote
GeographyGeographical Skills and FieldworkMapping SkillsGeocaching fieldwork activityVote
8 Key Stage 3 resources offered at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues
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CREATIVITY IN ART & DESIGN1

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ENGLISH3

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WRITING (COMPOSITION)1

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MATHEMATICS3

GEOMETRY3

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FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

We have identified the following additional learning opportunities at Goodleaf Tree Climbing for Key Stage 3 students, which we hope to produce in due course. If you could make use of this, please click to vote and we'll raise the priority!

SubjectUnitTopicSummary
P.S.H.E.Health and WellbeingStaying SafeHealth and safety resource linked to the tree climbing activity. Vote
EnglishSpoken LanguageQuestioning, listening, recording and summarisingQuestions to ask at GoodleafVote
HistoryLocal History StudyLocal history study - AppleyVote
GeographyGeographical Skills and FieldworkMapping SkillsGeocaching fieldwork activityVote
SORRY - no Key Stage 4 resources currently available at this venue View this key stage across ALL venues


FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

We have identified the following additional learning opportunities at Goodleaf Tree Climbing for Key Stage 4 students, which we hope to produce in due course. If you could make use of this, please click to vote and we'll raise the priority!

SubjectUnitTopicSummary
P.S.H.E.Health and WellbeingStaying SafeHealth and safety resource linked to the tree climbing activity. Vote
ScienceBiologyRelationships in an EcosystemSystems in balance - habitatsVote
ScienceBiologyBio-diversityBiodiversity fieldwork activityVote
GeographyGeographical Skills and FieldworkMapping SkillsGeocaching fieldwork activityVote

COMING SOON!

The following resources are currently under development for Goodleaf Tree Climbing and will be available shortly:

SubjectKey StageAbilitySummary Description
ScienceUpper KS2LowTree Climbing - Levers, Ropes and Pulleys
ScienceUpper KS2HighTree Climbing - Levers, Ropes and Pulleys

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SITE ACCESSIBILITY


The following information is not intended to form a comprehensive access statement; it is provided to highlight particular areas of concern for disabled visitors. We do not warrant that this information is fit for purpose or accurate. Education Destination will happily assist with gathering information in respect of particular concerns, or help you arrange an inspection visit.

To help you determine whether Goodleaf Tree Climbing is suitable for your particular students, we've summarised any accessibility issues for you in the section below.

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Assistance dogs allowedAssistance dogs allowed

We believe as many people as possible should have the opportunity to experience life in the canopy. We have developed skills, systems and equipment to allow people with disabilities to climb trees with us.

Special Branch is an innovative and pioneering collection of woodland adventures for young people with additional needs.



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SCHEDULING YOUR VISIT


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Opening Dates, Times and Restrictions

Many Island venues and attractions, especially those outdoors, have limitations on opening times during the year. Additionally, some have limits on the number of group tours on any given date for safety and capacity reasons.

This section helps you identify whether Goodleaf Tree Climbing has any such restrictions during your preferred visit dates.

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A typical visit and climb takes around 2-4 hours depending on the size of your group. For safety reasons, school group climbs are undertaken in groups of up to 12 people at one time, and there are a selection of activities to choose from whilst waiting your turn, including a popular orienteering task around Appley Park.

Extend your visit with a selection of our high quality Educational Resources. Appley Park is ideally situated adjacent to a wide golden sandy beach and is ringed by trees of many different varieties.

Open April - October, with evening climbs available during the lighter months.




Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs about Goodleaf Tree Climbing

This section shows commonly asked questions with comprehensive answers.

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Q: DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO CLIMB TREES WITH GOODLEAF?
A: No! All the equipment you need will be provided. You need to let us know of any special needs in advance so that we can advise and prepare, but on the day all you need to bring are sturdy footwear (no open toes), long sleeves and long trousers to lessen the chance of abrasion injuries.

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Why not visit Goodleaf Tree Climbing on a day trip?

The Isle of Wight can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! If you're located close to the south coast then a day trip is easily achievable...

Goodleaf Tree Climbing features in the following day trip:

Treetop Treat!

Treetop Treat! from £21.50pp inc. ferry
A unique adventurous activity with a difference! Professionally trained tree climbers will help your students ascend a huge oak overlooking The Solent.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS


Helping you come prepared!

In this section we've highlighted any special clothing or equipment you'll need to bring in order to get the most out of a visit to Goodleaf Tree Climbing

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Sturdy footwear is recommended for climbing. Open-toed or loose fitting shoes are not permitted.

This is an outdoor activity with limited shelter in case of poor weather.

Long sleeves are required.

Long trousers are required.


SITE SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION


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All of the supporting documentation you'll need

One of the most common issues faced by teachers when planning trips is ensuring that all of the relevant paperwork is in place, and that the lead teacher and their assistants are fully briefed about each venue before they arrive.

Our experienced teachers have done most of this work for you. In this section you'll find a sample Risk Assessment covering all of the typical activities undertaken at Goodleaf Tree Climbing by groups of students, along with a detailed "On The Day" Procedure which sets out everything you need to know about the site before you get there.

If there are any other mandatory considerations, such as HSE advice sheets for animal attractions or outdoor activity centres, you'll also find these below.

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Venue overview for Goodleaf Tree Climbing
VENUE OVERVIEW - FOR TEACHERS

A brief overview of Goodleaf Tree Climbing prepared especially for teachers.

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Parents overview for Goodleaf Tree Climbing
VENUE OVERVIEW - FOR PARENTS

A brief overview of Goodleaf Tree Climbing prepared for parents.

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Generic risk assessment for Goodleaf Tree Climbing
GENERIC RISK ASSESSMENT

For your convenience this generic risk assessment has been prepared to cover all of the typical activities undertaken at Goodleaf Tree Climbing. You may use it as the basis for your own documentation. We do not warrant that this is either complete or accurate, and would be happy to help arrange a site pre-visit if required.

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Access Statement for Goodleaf Tree Climbing
ACCESS STATEMENT

Goodleaf Tree Climbing have published a comprehensive Access Statement. This is a description of the facilities offered at Goodleaf Tree Climbing, covering a wide range of information on accessibility for those with particular needs.

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PLI Policy for Goodleaf Tree Climbing
PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

Goodleaf Tree Climbing have provided a copy of their current or most recent PLI cover note.

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On the day procedure for Goodleaf Tree Climbing
ON-THE-DAY PROCEDURE

Our handy guide to distribute to your adult supervisors just before arrival. This essential document sets out in summary form everything you need to know about the venue, from a useful site navigation map to the locations of toilets and first aid boxes, lost child procedures, special clothing or equipment requirements etc.

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Facilities Overview

This is an outdoor activity. The providers may erect shelters (gazebos) in wet weather. Tour groups are expected to bring their own waterproof groundsheets for picnics etc.
There is no catering on site. There are several cafes within a few minutes walk of the climbing area.
Instructors are first aid qualified.
Public toilets are available a few minutes' walk from the climbing area.
Phone reception is generall excellent in Ryde. No WiFi.

GROUP LEADER FEEDBACK


Verified feedback from previous group visits...

Lorraine Webb, KS2 SEND Teacher | 11/05/2016 | 12 x Upper KS2
Jenna O'Connell, KS2 Teacher | 12/10/2015 | 30 x Upper KS2


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LOCATION

Goodleaf Tree Climbing is located at:

Appley Park
Ryde
PO33 1ND


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