As part of our mission to get young people to engage with and learn from the outdoors, we offer a range of outdoor activities through the Releasing Potential School, Releasing Potential Sailing Academy, and Linkenholt Adventure Centre. We believe that for children who have not engaged with education in mainstream settings, outdoor activities encourage the sorts of life skills that are essential to their development. In challenging young people through managed risk, outdoor education focuses on building self-confidence, self-esteem, and social and emotional skills. Our qualified instructors work with young people in a group or on a 1:1 basis to show them how much they can achieve, and to create opportunities for students to thrive in new environments.
Abseiling involves letting yourself down from the top of a climbing tower in a controlled way. It takes a great deal of trust in your equipment and your instructor to lean over the edge, let the rope take the weight then step out and off down the wall.
The activity helps young people build confidence and trust in adults.
Rope courses provide great opportunities for team building activities. Some courses will test your bravery as you try and stand on a platform just one foot square at the top of a 20ft pole. Others closer to ground allow opportunity for lots of fun and games and practice at working together to get yourselves around the course.
We own several rowing skiffs, and our school building has a training room equipped with rowing machines and practice equipment. Our rowing is provided through YCRS, the Youth Coastal Rowing Scheme. We offer rowing qualifications and training to our young people as well as to external candidates through this fantastic scheme.
Releasing Potential Outdoor Education
Unit 7 Kingscroft Court
Charity No: 1097440
Company No: 4622100
Linkenholt Company No: 9984771
023 9247 9762