Mountain Monkeys has been working in several schools across the Northwest for the past 5 years providing PPA Cover Session within the school grounds. We work alongside the school to agree a program that includes topic areas, themes and agree what activities will be covered in each session. The main theme of our sessions is team work and personal development, which we achieve in our delivery of personal challenges, team task and by the variety of activities that we can bring to the school.
In general we work with on year group per half term, so that all the school experiences working with Mountain Monkeys over a year. The following year we provide different activities to avoid repetition or increase the complexity or difficulty of sessions. We have worked with reception children right the way through to Year 6 students providing activities such as Bushcraft or orienteering which can be linked back into class’s topics that they would be covering. In the winter term we still try to get out as much as possible but have become very adapt at working in classrooms and small spaces and have even developed more equipment for these sessions.
When a school books a full year of PPA Cover for the year, we will also send down the mobile climbing wall 4 times in a year as part of the program!