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Parent Pupil Information Leaflet

The Parent Pupil Information Leaflet gives you an idea of the adventure trip your child is about to experience. In it you will find information regarding the location, the full range of activities we offer and the safety procedures we adopt to ensure that as a parent/guardian, you are more than happy to entrust your child with us. The guide will also answer many of the questions you may have.

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Why Rockley?

Hopefully you have been pointed in the direction of this site by your son or daughter's school or youth group leaders. If so, then they have made a great choice in asking Rockley Adventure to deliver their latest outdoor adventure programme.

Here at Rockley Adventure we constantly strive to make life as straightforward as possible for everyone involved in the planning and organisation of a school or group adventure trip, whilst at the same time, never losing sight of our core values of safety and quality in everything we do. With that in mind, we thought we should outline just a few of the reasons why schools and youth groups choose our activity packages to deliver what they need.

The Safe Choice

Both in terms of safety management at our centres and our ability to reliably deliver a 'high quality' outdoor learning experience, Rockley Adventure is 'The Safe Choice' when it comes to group activity provision. This commitment to safety and quality is reflected in the recognitions and accreditations that we have gained and been awarded.

Outstanding Quality

In the period January 2013 - September 2013, 100% of group leaders rated their activity experience as good or very good and said they would recommend Rockley Adventure to others. Our 2014 season feedback forms are not all in yet but the initial feedback is fantastic, with our group leaders, rating their trips with the highest possible scores across the board.

Vast Experience

We have nearly 40 years experience of offering engaging activity programmes to young people and in 2014 we will look after in excess of 5000 young people across our 5 locations. Our staff are some of the most highly qualified in the industry and are at the forefront of developing good practice in the outdoor activities industry.

Financial Security

Established in 1976, Rockley has been in the schools activity trip market for a very long time, however, for added peace of mind, any trips that fall within the scope of the European Package Travel Regulations 1992 are protected by way of an insurance policy arranged by IPP London. This means that your money is safe in the event of our financial failure.

What else does Rockley do?

If you are interested in any other aspect of what Rockley does for families, individuals, national sailing federations, marine leisure and tourism businesses or corporate groups, please view our other brands via the pages above.

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How it Works

Take a look below. Hopefully, it will help make sense of the trip booking process for parents.

  1. School makes a provisional booking
  2. School invites pupils
  3. Parents and pupils accept invitation and usually pay a deposit
  4. School acknowledges place on trip and asks for deposit if not already paid
  5. School confirms number of pupils on trip and pays Rockley
  6. School collects further payments as per their own payment schedule
  7. School pays Rockley by way of 2 or occasionally 3 further stage payments
  8. School request various medical, dietary and safety infomation from parents and let's you know what is required in the way of passports and EHIC cards etc
  9. Parents will receive a kit list well in advance of the trip. Don't worry. Rockley trips don't need any specialist equipment or loads of new clothes.
  10. Pack their bags and get them to school
  11. Group Travels
  12. Let us know your feedback.
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Travel Insurance Documents

Please make time to read and understand the Travel Insurance which provides cover for your child on their Rockley Adventure Trip.  The full policy wording can be viewed on the link below.  It is important that you understand the extent of cover provided by the policy and in particular any exclusions or limitations to the insurance cover.  A separate tab in this section provides information on making an insurance claim.

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How to Make an Insurance Claim

In the unfortunate event that you need to make a claim on the insurance policy, the claim forms that you require can be found below.  

Please notify your child's Group Leader and Rockley Adventure that you will be making a claim (by email is simplest).  In order to submit a claim you will be required to provide the following information:

your child's school name
your child's school 6-digit Rockley Adventure Booking Reference*
any Rockley Adventure cancellation invoices/Confirmations of Booking/Certificates of Insurance requested to be sent with any claim form, will be sent direct to Fogg on your behalf, as long as you have notified your Group Leader &/or Rockley Adventure of your intention to make a claim

* please contact your Group Leader or Rockley Adventure for this information.

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on 01202 677272 (Mon-Fri 0900-1700) or adventure@rockley.org. Our insurers, Fogg, can also provide general assistance, they can be contacted on 01623 631331 or claims@foggtravelinsurance.com

Cancellation (insurance excess of £40)

If your son/daughter withdraws from the trip you MUST notify your child's Group Leader as soon as possible, as the date of cancellation of an individual is the date of receipt of written notification by the Group Leader to our office in Poole. If the reason for cancellation, eg necessary cancellation due to illness or injury, falls within the terms of the travel insurance policy you may be able to reclaim any cancellation charges by making a claim.

Cancellation Charges are payable as follows:

Time before trip start date Cancellation Charge
Upto 1st February in year of trip 1st deposit
From 1st February to within 2 months of trip start date 1st & 2nd deposit
Within 2 months of trip start date Full cost of trip

Medical Expenses (insurance excess of £40)

If your child requires emergency medical treatment during the trip and costs are incurred which are not covered by their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) you may be able to claim for these under the travel insurance policy. You will be required to submit all receipts for prescriptions, medicines, hospital services etc.  Please bear in mind that invoices for hospital services can take many months to arrive, which can be long after your child's return to the UK! These should be paid and then an insurance claim made.

Loss, Damage or Theft (insurance excess of £40)

Please remind your child that all reasonable steps should be taken to safeguard personal property. The insurer will not provide cover for valuables left unattended on a beach for example. All losses or thefts MUST be reported with 24hrs of discovery to the Group Leader and to our centre manager who will contact the Police if necessary.  In the event of damage this must be reported to the centre manager who can complete an Insurance Report. Original copies of any Police or centre manager reports together with invoices or receipts will be required to substanstiate all claims.

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What do we need to pack for the trip?

We provide a comprehensive kit list to all our schools and groups, this can be found here: 

French trips

UK trips

However, it is worth reminding you with regard to the following important items:

Suitable Footwear

Wet and dry footwear is essential as your child will need something on their feet for the duration of the trip. Wet footwear must stay attached to their feet whilst in the water - old trainers or plimsols are ideal. Alternatively, wetsuit shoes are widely available and are really the best and most comfortable option. Your child should have one pair of closed toe dry footwear, such as trainers, for use on shore based activities. 

Linen

Bedding and towels are NOT provided so please remember to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towels. All our beds have mattresses with a fitted sheet.

Sun Protection

We can't stress the importance of sun protection and the need for hydration strongly enough. Please ensure your child is provided with ample sun lotion (water resistant) of SPF 30 or above and a hat. Pupils will also be required to carry a named water bottle on activity sessions and these can be refilled with fresh drinking water at all our centres.

Travel Documentation

If your child is travelling to one of our centres in France they will need:

Their passport, if they are not travelling on a group passport arranged by their Group Leader
EHIC (European Health Insurance Card)
Any essential prescribed medication together with a copy of their prescription
Their RYA logbook (if they have one)
A small amount of pocket money, in Euros, if their Group Leader is not holding this for them.

Please remember to label ALL your child's belongs, that way if anything gets left behind we have a chance of returning it. We do make a charge for returning Lost Property. 

Decathlon is a good place to purchase good quality clothing and equipment. 

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What do we not (!) need to pack for the trip?

As an active, outdoor trip and especially if your child is visiting one of our centres in France where the group will be staying in tents, there are a number of things that are NOT required for the trip!

Mobile Telephones
Please do NOT allow your child to bring a mobile phone on the trip - all our sites have public payphones for a short message home if required.  

Groups normally operate a telephone tree or other suitable notification system to inform parents of safe arrival of the group and to notify parents if there are any amendments to the timings for the return journey and hence the drop-off time.  

If your child is homesick, then the ability to call home whenever they like may actually exacerbate the situation and will certainly cause the parents/guardians at home much distress. It is normal for a child to feel a little homesick at the start of a trip and this is usually overcome in the first day or so (if not hours!).  Obviously, if this is not the case with an individual child, then the Group Leader and our team at centre will deal with such a situation in the most sensitive and appropriate way possible and will facilitate calls home if these are necessary.

As mentioned elsewhere, our insurance is unlikely to cover the loss/theft of a mobile phone as we are unable to provide secure storage for this or any other type of valuable personal item. 

There are also no facilities to charge mobile phones!

We have found that mobile telephones can spoil the residential experience.

Valuables
It is not possible to provide secure storage for pupils' valuables, therefore it is recommended that these items are left at home. Additionally, our insurance policy is unlikely to cover the loss or theft of valuable items because we cannot provide secure storage. 

We are sure they can manage without their Smart watches, hair dryer and straighteners, game consoles etc for a week!  

At our centres in France there are NO (!) facilities to power or charge electrical items - please therefore leave them at home.

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Can you deal with special needs?

All special needs should be clearly notified to your child’s Group Leader at the time of booking. We will make every effort to accommodate all special needs. We need to know about any medication, special diets, food allergies or physical disabilities that your child may have, normally we can cater for just about anyone!

Severe Food Allergies/Intolerances
In extreme cases, where a child is violently intollerant or allergic to certain foodstuffs, we wouldn't use it in any of our catering or preparation for that week. As all of our food is made from base products we do not have a problem with anything containing nuts, for example, without us knowing. We don't use many pre-packaged foods. The only real exception is breakfast cereal, where, as in the UK, you cannot guarantee a lack of contamination due to different brands being made in the same factory.

For children with very restrictive diets it may be simpler and give you, as parents/guardians, more peace of mind if you provide a suggested menu plan and/or supplement our meals with specialist foodstuffs that your child brings with them and which, particularly in France, may not be readily available. 

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Are there any extra charges?

Our school activity trips are supplied to schools inclusive of full board accommodation, return transport (overseas trips only), travel insurance (unless your school has alternative cover in place), our standard day time activity programme and evening entertainments. Schools will normally factor any 'optional extras' they choose into the cost of the trip at the point of launching it to pupils and parents. This means that the price they quote is the price you pay for the trip.

We provide three wholesome meals a day with fresh fruit and drinks available throughout the day. With that in mind, pupils only really need a very small amount of spending money for a meal and snacks enroute to and from our centre and sweets, snacks, ice creams or souvenirs for their stay at our centre.

Please ensure that any spending money is already changed into Euros prior to departure for a French trip as foreign exchange facillities are few and far between in rural France. Your child's Group Leader will advise you if pupils in the group hold their own money or if they operate a system to hold all monies and will distribute pocket money during the trip.

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What about insurance?

The cost of our overseas residential activity trips include* personal accident and travel insurance cover for each member of your child's school group (except anyone normally resident outside the UK). The insurance policy is an annual policy and is valid for trip departures between 1st January and 31st December.

Further and full details including the complete policy wording are available to view or download below.

Travel Insurance Key Facts

Travel Insurance Policy

* On occasion schools may choose to opt out of Rockley's inclusive policy, therefore parents should check with the group leader before making any claim to ensure they follow the correct claims procedure.

If you do need to make a claim on the travel insurance policy, please see the "How to make an Insurance Claim" section in the Parents Information and Resourcessection of this website. If you still require assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on 01202 677272 (Mon-Fri, 0900-1700) or email us your query on adventure@rockley.org.

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What about safety?

Safety is our number one priority here at Rockley. Full details of our safety management procedures are available via the Teachers Information & Resources pages of this site, which is quite comprehensive (Parents Warning - read lengthy!), however, here are just a few things you may be interested in.

All our locations have been chosen for their suitability for the activities in question which means your child will experience the best possible introduction to the outdoor activities chosen by their school.

We are inspected each year as part of our recognition by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) for the tuition of sailing, windsurfing and powerboating.

Our Rockley Point and Poole Park centres are AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme) licensed as part of a statutory scheme in the UK overseen by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive).

In France, our centres are licensed by the DDJS (Département de Jeunesse et des Sports) as required by local legislation.

If you have any concerns or questions in respect of your child's trip, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

RYA TRaining Centre    AALA

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What travel documentation do we need?

Some schools choose to travel to our French centres using group passports, whereas others will ask parents to arrange individual passports for their children.

The Group Leader will advise you of any documentation requirements and any procedures put in place to collect these prior to departure. However, in the event that your child is asked to arrange their own passport, please be aware that this must have at least 6 months remaining validity from the date of their intended return to the UK.

Where necessary please apply for your passport in plenty of time. Those children applying for their first adult passport will be required to attend an identification interview and the process can take up to six weeks with no fast track alternative available.

Details of the Home Office Identity and Passport Service can be found on our Parents Information & Resources page.

At the time of writing and as a UK resident you do not require a passport to visit our centre in Poole!

Medical Treatment whilst Abroad

As a British citizen, resident in the UK, your child is entitled to any medical treatment which becomes necessary, free or at a reduced cost, when temporarily visiting a European Union (EU) country. Only treatment provided under the state scheme is covered. However, to obtain treatment your child will need a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), which you can get, free of charge by completing an online application or a form available from your nearest post office. For details of how to make an online application, please visit our Parents Information & Resources page.

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Is our money safe?

In accordance with The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, all pupils and accompanying adults booking with Rockley Adventure, part of Rockley Watersports Ltd, are fully protected for the initial deposits and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your trip due to the insolvency of Rockley Watersports Ltd.

This protection is provided by way of an insurance policy arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's.  For further information please go to www.ipplondon.co.uk

There is no requirement for financial protection of Day Trips and none is provided. 

International Passenger Protection

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Where will my child be sleeping?

At all Rockley centres pupils are grouped in their accommodation according to their age and sex and, where possible, within friendship groupings. Pupils, accompanying adults and our staff all eat together in our communal areas, which provides a convivial setting for socialising.

For trips to our 3 centres in France, which are based on campsites, all children and accompanying staff are accommodated in tents which are grouped into 'villages'.  Our tents have electric lights, metal frame beds, mattresses, curtains and, for added safety, a personal alarm. Teachers' tents are located by their pupils' villages.

For trips to our UK centre at Rockley Point, pupils are accommodated in bunk rooms which sleep between 4 and 6 pupils and have en-suite facilities. Teachers are accommodated in rooms adjacent to their pupils.

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What sort of things are on the menu?

Healthy Eating Contributes Significantly to the Lives of Children and Young People

At Rockley Adventure the only food choice is a healthy one.  In France, our 'al fresco' dining area makes a positive contribution to the whole trip experience.  Our meal times are an important social aspect of the trip.  We ensure there is adequate time available to eat their meal and chat about the activities and learning that they have experienced on and off the water!

Three healthy, balanced meals a day, freshly prepared by our onsite chef and catering team.

Breakfast

Cereals, such as rice pops, honey pops, muesli, oat bran and bran flakes with apple or orange juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate or milk and fresh baguettes with jam, honey and marmite.

Lunch

Buffet selection of cold meats, cheeses, fish, salad, pasta, rice, potatoes and dressings with a choice of yoghurts, cakes and pastries or fresh fruit.

Dinner

A choice of two dishes of meat, fish or a vegetarian option (for specified vegetarians only). Dishes such as Lasagne, Tagliatelle, Curries, Casserole with vegetables. Light desserts including yoghurts and fresh fruit.

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Guidance and Advice

Travel Documents

HM Passport Office - Collective Passports

EHIC Applications

Accessing Healthcare in France

Publications

The HSE’s ‘high level statement’, School Trips and Outdoor Learning Activities, is available at:

www.hse.gov.uk/services/education/school-trips.pdf

The HSE’s guidance, School Trips and outdoor activities – Tackling the health and safety myths is available at:

www.hse.gov.uk/services/education/school-trips.pdf

The DFE’s Health and Safety: Advice on Legal Duties and Powers,  is available at:

www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/268704/dfe_health_and_safety_advice_03_06_13.pdf 

Health & Safety of Students on Educational Visits: A Good Practice Guide (HASPEV) (DfES) HASPEV can still be viewed on the National Archives website at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335111/DfE_Health_and_Safety_Advice_06_02_14.pdf

Guidance

Adventure Activities Licensing

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Outdoor Education

The Royal Yachting Association

Institute for Outdoor Learning

School Trips FAQs - HSE

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How to Make an Insurance Claim

In the unfortunate event that you need to make a claim on the insurance policy, the claim forms that you require can be found below. Most claims should be made by the child's parent/guardian - please direct them to the information provided in the Parents section of this website.

Please notify Rockley Adventure that they, or you, will be making a claim. In order to submit a claim the following information will be required:

school name
your 6-digit Rockley Adventure Booking Reference*
any Rockley Adventure Cancellation Invoices/Confirmations of Booking/Certificates of Insurance requested to be sent with any claim form, will be sent direct to Fogg on your behalf, as long as you have notified us of your or the child's parents' intention to make a claim

* found on all our Confirmations of Booking

If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on 01202 677272 (Mon-Fri 0900-1700) or adventure@rockley.org. Our insurers, Fogg, can also provide general assistance, they can be contacted on 01623 631331 or claims@foggtravelinsurance.com.

Cancellation (insurance excess of £40)

If one of your pupils withdraws from the trip you MUST notify us as soon as possible. The date of cancellation of an individual is the date of receipt of written notification by you, the Group Leader, to our office in Poole. If the reason for cancellation eg necessary cancellation due to illness or injury, falls within the terms of the travel insurance policy the pupil's parents/guardian may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges by making a claim.

Cancellation Charges are payable as follows:

Time before trip start date Cancellation Charge
Upto 1st February in year of trip, 1st deposit
From 1st February to within 2 months of trip start date, 1st & 2nd deposit
Within 2 months of trip start date, FULL cost of trip

Medical Expenses (insurance excess of £40)

If one of your pupils requires emergency medical treatment during the trip and costs are incurred which are not covered by their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) you may be able to claim for these under the travel insurance policy. This is also why we recommend that Group Leaders have a contingency fund. As any claim will be required to submit all receipts for prescriptions, medicines, hospital services etc make sure you retain any receipts or invoices. Please bear in mind that invoices for hospital services can take many months to arrive, which can be long after your group's return to the UK!  These should be paid by the pupil's parent/guardian and then an insurance claim made also, usually, by the pupil's parents/guardian.

Loss, Damage or Theft (insurance excess of £40)

Please remind your group that all reasonable steps should be taken to safeguard personal property. The insurer will not provide cover for valuables left unattended on a beach for example. All losses or thefts MUST be reported with 24hrs of discovery to our centre manager who will contact the Police if necessary.  In the event of damage this must be reported to the centre manager who can complete an Insurance Report. Original copies of any Police or centre manager reports together with invoices or receipts will be required to substanstiate all claims.

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Is our money safe?

In accordance with The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992, all pupils and accompanying adults booking with Rockley Adventure, part of Rockley Watersports Ltd, are fully protected for the initial deposits and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtailment of your trip due to the insolvency of Rockley Watersports Ltd.

This protection is provided by way of an insurance policy arranged by International Passenger Protection Limited and underwritten by certain underwriters at Lloyd's.  For further information please go to www.ipplondon.co.uk

IPP Policy Number 20450

There is no requirement for financial protection of Day Trips and none is provided.

 

International Passenger Protection

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Do we need passports?

You are required to have a full 10 year passport in order to visit France and non-EU passport holders may require visas. Young people travelling as a group can travel under a Group Passport obtainable from the Passport Agency. Contact them for further information on 0300 222 0000 

Lost, stolen or new passports will take a minimum of 2 weeks to replace. At the time of writing and as a resident of the UK you do not require a passport to visit our centres in Poole!

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Do the coaches have seatbelts?

All the UK coach company operators used on our inclusive French activity trips comply with UK, as well as EU law, and are fitted with seatbelts. It is the Group Leader's responsibility to ensure that the seatbelts are worn.

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What are the procedures in an emergency?

Understandably, as Leader of your Group you need to be assured that in the very unlikely event of a serious incident or emergency situation arising that this would be dealt with in the most sensitive, efficient and professional manner possible.  We have been delivering outdoor experiences to young people and groups for over 40 years and have developed comprehensive operating procedures for delivering our activities in the safest way possible, complying with all relevant legislation and governing body advice and guidelines.

Whilst our extensive experience and high standard of safe operating procedures make a serious accident or incident very unlikely, we are never complacent to the fact that one could occur, and as such our operating procedures contain protocols in the event of an emergency situation. Our team are trained in our emergency procedures and are supported in this by our Safety Management System which includes step-by-step guides and relevant emergency contact information details. Our centres have vhf radio and both landline and mobile telephones for emergency communication.

Group Leaders can be assured that we review and monitor our emergency procedures annually.  All of our centres are within 1 hour of a full Accident & Emergency Hospital, with ambulance and air ambulance support available for the most serious medical emergency.

Group Leaders will have provided us with contact details for their Headteacher and a school-based contact to assist with efficient, accurate and appropriate dissemination of information should a situation arise affecting a pupil or member of staff whilst on the trip with us.  We have a strict procedure regarding communication in the event of a serious incident or medical emergency and this also forms part of our emergency procedures.

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What about safety?

All our watersports centres are recognised by the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) for the tuition of sailing, windsurfing and powerboating and are inspected annually. This means that our watersports activites are run in line with the guidelines laid down by our NGB, the Royal Yachting Association and encompass staff qualifications and experience, instructor to participant ratios and operational procedures. In addition, our UK centres are AALS (Adventure Activities Licensing Scheme) licenced and recognised by the Institute for Outdoor Learning. 

Our AALS Registration Number is L10266/R0058

We have also developed a comprehensive Safety Management System to monitor, record and implement safe operation of our centres and activities, which encompasses policies, risk assessments, emergency and operating procedures.

RYA TRaining CentreAALA

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What about insurance?

The cost of our overseas residential activity trips includes personal accident and travel insurance cover for each member of your group (except anyone normally resident outside the UK). The insurance policy is an annual one and is valid for trip departures between 1st January and 31st December.

If your school or LEA require additional or increased cover under any section, this can normally be arranged, although there may be an extra premium charge, please contact us for further details.

If, as a whole group, you do not require our travel insurance cover please notify us, in writing, and including the details of your own travel insurance policy. Your own policy should afford, as a minimum, comparable cover to that offered by the Rockley Adventure Travel Insurance policy.

Further and full details including the complete policy wording are available to view or download below.

If you do need to make a claim on the travel insurance policy, please see the "How to make an Insurance Claim" section below. If you still require assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on 01202 677272 (Mon-Fri, 0900-1700) or email us your query on adventure@rockley.org.

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Are there any extra charges?

Our residential school group trips are fully inclusive of our activities as detailed here and in your group's itinerary, all meals and drinks from arrival to departure at the centre, insurance and, for trips to our French centres, return travel. We do offer a number of extra additional activities and excursions to enhance your trip. These can be arranged and paid for in advance through your account manager and are subject to availability. No refunds will be given for extras booked and paid for but not used.

It is advisable to include a contingency fund of at least £10 - £15 per person in the overall cost of the trip.  This will enable you to cover the cost of any incidental expenses whilst on the trip. For example, you may need to pay for a doctor's consultation or cover the cost of prescribed medication (these sorts of fees are applicable in France). Any left over contingency fund can be returned to parents on your return to school. Some groups have used the contingency fund at the end of the trip to provide pupils with an ice cream treat or with a meal on the return journey.

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Do my group have to be strong swimmers?

Funnily enough you don't have to be a strong swimmer, or even a swimmer at all, to enjoy our watersports activities, although it does help to be water confident. As mentioned above, we provide buoyancy aids and, provided we are notified in writing, we can accept non-swimmers on our activity trips.

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What specialist equipment is required?

A watersports trip (unlike a ski trip) does not require much in the way of specialist, expensive equipment. We provide all the necessary boats, boards, bikes and kayaks as well as approved buoyancy aids! You usually only need to bring swimming things and some old clothing and trainers you don't mind getting wet. Nevertheless, the watersports activities can be most fully enjoyed if participants wear a rash vest and wetsuit shoes, which are widely available to purchase. A wetsuit might also be a useful purchase for activites in the UK and these are also now widely available at reasonable cost.

Parents/guardians can be directed to Decathlon to purchase good quality clothing and equipment. 

We provide a comprehensive kit list to all our schools and groups, this can be found here: 

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