We work with a range of clients including corporate teams, large businesses, educational groups, youth charities, badged youth organisations and individual private groups – read what some of them have to say below.
“Having recently reviewed all our services within the Diocesan Youth Service I wanted to offer some feedback on how Acclimbatize has been received.
Without exception all schools have rated you as excellent, the quality of the activities you offer are of the highest standard and every school said they would be more than happy to recommend you to others. Your management of groups, safety awareness and professional approach were greatly highlighted.
From our perspective, our team of Volunteers who work alongside you regularly feedback how safe they feel with you, how patient and understanding you are with all the young people and also how you very gently help young people to grow in confidence and skills. The Volunteers themselves feel they have learnt a great deal from you, their confidence has certainly increased and their facilitation skills have grown dramatically.
Your contribution to the retreats we run here at The Briars is very valuable in helping young people explore their personal, social and spiritual development and I look forward to developing our links further in the future.”
Angela Gillespie – Director of Youth Service
“I have worked with acclimbatize in a professional capacity for several years. As a member of Lea Green management committee (Derbyshires LEA Centre) I feel I am in a good position to judge the quality of the outdoor educational experiences Daryl provides. His Knowledge and experience of curent Health and safety issues and risk assessment procedures is second to none. His passion for outdoor learning underpins the sense of challenge and personal fulfillment he seeks to impart to every young person he works with.
Daryl is extremely well organised and is a good communicator. He makes good use of technology to support and enhance the product he delivers.”
Mr J Crawford: Head Teacher, Sinfin Primary School, Derbyshire.
“We would like to extend a huge thank you to yourself and your team for delivering a fantastic adventurous event for our year 4 pupils within our school grounds.
From start to finish we couldn’t have asked for a more focused and professional approach to ensure our first ‘Riddings Residential’ was a success. Our aims for the day were taken into consideration and the course was individually planned to meet the needs of our pupils. Your staff took the time and effort to pre-visit our school and talk with staff about making the best use of our extensive woods and grounds, suggesting activities that would meet our intended aims and outcomes.
The organisation for the day was perfect. Activities were set up efficiently and to the highest safety standards and your experienced staff team were excellent with both the pupils and staff, ensuring that every child achieved. The activities were exciting and adventurous and the learning that actually took place was staggering. We were amazed at how much you managed to pack into the day, whilst maintaining quality sessions. Your team were professional and enthusiastic; engaging our pupils skilfully and the flow from activity to activity was seamless.
During post evaluation sessions, every pupil had something positive to say about their experience; many claiming it had been the best day ever! They were encouraged to consider what their greatest achievement had been and they were so proud of having perhaps climbed a tree for the first time or having touched the top of the climbing wall, or having lit their own fire and toasted a marshmallow!
Please pass on our thanks to your staff team who ran an incredible event – our staff and pupils were delighted with their day. We will definitely be organising a date for next years Riddings Residential based on this years great success.”
Sarah Roberts – Riddings Junior School
“A personal thank you to yourself and your team for an excellent trip, which was extremely well organised and a lot of fun for students and staff. I would also like to thank you on behalf of the sports department at Boston College who thoroughly enjoyed the trip and felt that the communication between your team and our students was fantastic.”
Ms R Henderson & Staff @ Boston 6th form college.
“The range of activities offered by acclimbatize is fantastic. We’ve already tried caving, Kayaking and rock climbing and are keen to try more. What impressed us was that most of the instructors were highly qualified across a diverse range of activities.
We’ve used acclimbatize six times now and on every occasion the quality of instruction has been excellent. The tutors have all been professional and listened carefully to our requirements whilst remaining fun to spend time with. We have always felt safe even in the most challenging of circumstances. The time we have spent with acclimbatize has inspired us to undertake new challenges and push ourselves further.”
Emma & Eddie Quigley, private clients – London
“Many thanks for yesterday – it was just fantastic! So well organised and everyone was safe – a prime concern for me! I can tell you, you are really gifted at working with people- encouraging them to go a bit further, but not making them feel negative if they have had enough.”
Ms M Mitchell – Human Resources – Paul Smith Limited.
“Just wanted to say thanks for the excellent work done by you and your instructors at the residential last week.
Feedback from the kids and workers was extremely impressive and all felt that the instructors made the two days enjoyable and successful. You have an excellent team of workers and I look forward to working with you all in the future.”
Ms S Dale – Derby City Council – Positive Action for Young People (PAYP)
“On Behalf of the staff and students at Woodlands School, I would like to say thank you for a great day on the 17th July . Your team were outstanding and a great time was had by all. We hope to work with you again in the future.”
Mr Alan Brady Woodlands community school, Derby.
“We had gone to PGL year after year. The programme you produced was a zillion times better. A different league!”
Mr Gideon Sutcliffe – Keeble School for Boys
“Our course aims were achieved through discussion prior to arrival and the flexibility of ‘experts’ towards meeting our needs.
The equipment and resources used were better than expected and the support from (Acclimbatize) staff was excellent – a good balance between instruction and self reliance. Support was always there if/when required.”
Flight Sergeant M, Taylor- R.A.F Cranwell
“Good communication during the planing of the event. The activities were interesting, varied and fun. Nice touch with the rockets relating the senario back to Rolls Royce.
The abseiling was handled very well, making everyone feel safe – even those that had not done it before.”
Simon – Rolls Royce dynamics department.
“The course aims were absolutely achieved – sufficient challenge and diversity. All tested themselves at some stage and passed!
Everything we needed was supplied in good condition, the tutors were fantastic! Both competent and confident breathing confidence into the cadets and me.”
WPC Hilary Fogarty – Sussex Police
“We at Kingston College engineering department have used Acclimbatize for many years but in current years we have built up a fantastic relationship with the company who we find to be extremely committed, accommodating to our requirements and upmost professional.
As part of our apprenticeship framework we are required to cover (PLTS) Personal Learning and Thinking Skills which can be difficult to deliver within a classroom environment so we approached Acclimbatize to help us with this delivery. They helped up develop and tailor an activity week which helped us cover all the criteria necessary for the apprentices to fill in ‘live’ diaries directly associated with their course and the PLTS part of the framework.
The companies associated with our apprentices are keen to see how their apprentices perform under situations outside of their normal comfort zones and in unfamiliar circumstances. Again, with the co-operation of Acclimbatize we were able to plan activities which would test the apprentices with results that we can feedback to their employers.
They are given extensive onsite training in all matter of weather conditions from very abled and professional instructors for all of the activities and my confidence in them is second to none so we plan to continue our relations with the company for many more years to come for up to three events per year.
I would not hesitate to recommend Acclimbatize to anyone from small groups to larger groups of all age ranges for a great experience that they will not forget.”
Dean Shearing – Kingston College