Easter 2019 only £339 for Flaine or La Plagne
Low cost, great value, great quality school ski trips. There must be a catch? No, UCPA are a French not-for-profit-organisation with centres in top resorts across the Alps. They were instigated by the French Government 50 years ago with an objective to get young people into the outdoors and sport at an early age, over 250,000 people a year pass through the UCPA centres. Your school can now benefit as we bring this concept to UK and International schools. We are Action Outdoors, members of ABTA and the UK partner for UCPA, we are UCPA UK.
So how does it work ? UCPA own their own centres, over 70 across France and the world. They train more ski instructors each year than any other French ski school. A typical UCPA School Programme includes:
- Accommodation in multishare male/female rooms
- Full board, three buffet meals per day
- Full time instruction
- Equipment hire
- Lift pass
- Evening entertainment
We give you the opportunity to book your own low cost flights, we can help with airport transfers in France or if you prefer a coach from your school. It’s all very flexible and tailored to your requirements.
Why organise a school ski trip?
With timetabling of year groups so tight now, so much to squeeze in, ever more revision – what is the value of a ski trip?
Consider the French model. Hook them early and healthy activities may be there for life. Bringing school students out of the classroom informs the French school year. Why do it, what are the benefits and the costs?
We hear banded about terms such as grit, resilience and learning outside the classroom, particularly by school inspectors. What does it mean in practice? How can these become naturally occurring outcomes of your teaching and learning strategy? What about fun? How about bringing them all together.
At UCPA, outdoor activities, be they mountain or watersports-based, winter or summer, bring with them challenges that are met by young people on a daily basis. It really is pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep going. No time to think, it happens naturally whilst they develop new skills in a fun environment. It could be skiing or snowboarding, both develop a new activity-based skill set but also those all-important soft skills – communication, negotiation, support for others, leadership – the list is endless. With effective debriefing and evaluation, these skills can be recognised and further developed. All lead to personal achievement.
The UCPA five to seven-day packages are ideal experiences that add value to school programmes. Prices are lower than you think. As UCPA have the business objective to bring school students into sport, they also have amazing low prices to enable this to happen. Duration can be varied, and transport can be included. All prices include accommodation, full board, instruction, specialist equipment and lift passes.
So, grit, resilience, a love of the outdoors fostered for life. Talk to the Action Outdoors education team to see how a bespoke package can work for your school. Better still, at these prices, it is inclusive and affordable for all. Email Groups@action-outdoors.co.uk, call 0203 328 5443 or visit www.action-outdoors.co.uk.
Bring the benefits of learning outside the classroom into your curriculum.