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School & College programmes, Outdoor Activities and Residential courses.

is ….committed to…safety, breaking down barriers and the ‘D’ in GSD
stands for ‘Development’ for all those that attend our courses

(as recommended by Clifton & Marlborough colleges, City & County of Swansea, Kent & Birmingham County Council and many more….)


Examples of programmes available for Schools*:

  • School residential course for Year 5 through to Year 11 (includes surfing and Ocean water skills training with SurfGSD on Gower peninsular or Fistral beach, Newquay

  • Leadership
    & Group Dynamics – working together effectively, providing
    skills for life

  • Key
    Stage 3 & 4 Outdoor Activities

  • GCSE
    Courses linked to National Curriculum, such as Physical
    Coastal environment based work plans


courses can be undertaken through the medium of Welsh)



of Further education/ College Courses suitable for our residential

* ‘A’ Level course work
Outdoor Recreation
* Leisure & Tourism
* Public

Further Education
* HND Water Sports &
Adventure Management
* BA Leisure Management modules
* Key
skills such as problem solving, confidence building and working in a



to six day courses cover all aspects of outdoor leisure and activity
management, personal development & key skills, tourist site
visits & talks by professional providers.  We can target specific
modules within your course syllabus. Evidence can be collected
throughout the course in several ways via photo, video, written, self
assessment, discussion groups & staff observation.

Typical Itinerary for a School Residential course

Day one –
command tasks, surf survival/incident training then surfing
two – surf day- lessons and supervised practice
Day three –
horse riding/gorge walk
Day four – surf day- lessons and
supervised practice
Day five – further command tasks, team
challenges & games, supervised free surf

activities can also be arranged to entertain the participants. This
is an example of one itinerary but we can tailor a programme to suit
your requirements. You may wish to visit on a weekend or for a
shorter duration.


for Course Work


can design activities and worksheets to ensure students record
learning outcomes and produce a portfolio of evidence gathered during
the week.  Lecturer course notes can be provided to help fully
prepare college staff before the residential.


SurfGSD also have a wealth of experience in catering
for youth groups whether it be the Scouts, Guides, Duke of Edinburgh
Award Schemes or Charitable Organisations.

Why SurfGSD?
Personal growth through adventure
* Your safety and enjoyment is
our priority – BSA Level 4, Approved by Restormel Borough
Council and City and County of Swansea
* Accessible – No excessive
journeys being just 20 minutes off the M4
* Natural locations –
Gower the first designated area of outstanding natural beauty in the
* All inclusive packages available

Return visitors


provides residential and day courses each year for Clifton College,
Bristol; Marlborough College, Wiltshire; Local Authorities including
City and County of Swansea, Newport, Blaenea Gwent; Kent County
Council, Birmingham City Council and Duke of Edinburgh Award Schemes.