Problem Solving School Workshops
Problem solving, learning and critical thinking should be dynamic, holistic and fun. If your school values this statement then we have a proven track record of delivering high quality ‘active outdoor learning’ that will develop the essential personal skills required for life and lifelong learning. Let Closer To The Edge enable your pupils to rise to the challenge!


The West Midlands Quaker Peace Education Project (WMQPEP) provides individually tailored peacemaker workshops,to teach children how to resolve problems positively and peacefully. The workshops also build other social and personal skills such as cooperation, listening skills and self-esteem. They also train children to be peer mediators and help set up peer mediation schemes in primary schools.


Architecture Workshops

The Architecture Workshops Association are a small not-for-profit educational organisation, working throughout the UK in Schools, Colleges and Universities. Their Reception to Sixth form Architecture Workshops have been making learning fun since 1996. Designed for all Key Stages, these unique hands on experiences of integrated curricular activities bring together the six strands of the national curriculum's Pupil Learning & Thinking Skills Framework.


Brenscombe Outdoor Centre

Since opening in 1992 thousands of people have visited Brenscombe with the majority of schools and youth groups returning each year. Over this time facilities have been developed with an annual reinvestment programme and combined with a strong team of permanent staff, who are supported by experienced seasonal staff. Brenscombe provides problem solving and other team based challenges for all groups.


Avon Tyrrell activity centre is set in 65 acres of private grounds on the south west boundary of the New Forest and is part of the national youth work charity UK Youth. Offering both environmental education, problem solving exercises and adventurous activities, it is the ideal venue for a residential school trip. With safety being a key priority, all sessions are led by fully qualified and experienced instructors.

Activities are run with a personal development approach using the ethos of ‘challenge by choice’ to ensure that every young person works within their own ability levels and is encouraged to challenge themselves appropriately.


Mind Lab

Mind Lab is both a curriculum and teaching methodology which uses carefully selected educational board games as a tool to engage and teach children effective thinking together with social skills and emotional intelligence. Children experience the difference that these newly learned skills make to their game playing and then apply these new skills to all aspects

Set in 15 acres of rural Somerset, Hill House Christian Centre is a fantastic location for school residential trips. The Centre provides a programme to excite, challenge and encourage pupils to appreciate and enjoy the environment around them while also learning to value each other. A residential experience is a great opportunity to explore the whole person allowing pupils to develop personal and social skills, build self esteem and learn about themselves.

Barnstondale Centre

Barnstondale Centre offers affordable, residential and non-residential breaks to groups of young people from the Merseyside areas that are considered disadvantaged in some way i.e. Financially, physically or emotionally. They are set in the heart of the Wirral Peninsula in 15 acres of countryside that includes an ancient woodland dale, stream and pond.


The Mount Batten Centre

The Mount Batten Centre provides a range of water and land based adventurous activities. Programmes are specially designed to inspire young minds and we work with teachers ensuring objectives are met. Bespoke programmes of activities can be arranged, tailored towards Accredited qualifications and the National Curriculum. Residential accommodation is offered for longer trips.





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