KS3 Life Skills Tours

The Secondary Experience

Our KS3 Life Skills Tours are aimed at students in Years 7 & 8, helping to develop the skills they need in order to face an increasing range of risks and tricky social situations as they continue development into their teenage years.

“I learnt that all of our actions have consequences that affect other people too. It taught me that there is always a choice and you can always say no. There is someone there to help and support you when you are going through difficult times.”
Year 8 Pupil, Surrey

An Overview of the Experience

I’ll hand you over to our virtual host, Dina, for a sneak peek at the entire experience:

The centre is divided into four zones, each of which delivers a unique learning experience. They are:

The Street Experience

An urban setting with real shop facades. This is where students will be faced with some of the dilemmas and difficult choices that growing up may throw at them, including peer pressure, alcohol, teenage pregnancy, drugs (cannabis), street crime, gangs, knives and bullying.

The Transport Experience

This area is designed to look like a train station and delivers scenarios on platform safety, personal safety, robbery, respect for fellow passengers and the impact of anti-social behaviour such as graffiti.

The Home Experience

A fully fitted apartment with a kitchen, dining room, living room and bedroom. This area covers healthy eating, fire safety, and how to manage issues such as domestic violence, difficult teenage relationships and internet safety, including the dangers of grooming.

The Virtual Experience

A 360° white room which uses video, graphics, sound and lighting to recreate a range of virtual worlds from derelict buildings to the tropical rainforests. In here, you’ll find yourself in the middle of a digital immersive environment like no other, with a series of short documentaries covering topics on urban safety, including trespass on the railway, entering substations and exploring derelict buildings as well as green issues such as climate change and the environment.

Book a Free Preview Tour

If you are interested in a visit to Sutton Life Centre, we also provide teachers with the opportunity to attend one of our free preview tours. This will give you the chance to view the tour content, have a look around the centre and ask our team of staff any questions that you may have about a visit to the centre.

Please contact us by email or call us on 020 8296 1287 to find out more.

Prices

Prices are charged per pupil and there is no charge for accompanying adults and teachers.

Our 2016 price list is as follows:

State Schools:

£7.65 per pupil – Life Skills Tour Only (half day experience)
£11.15 per pupil – Life Skills Tour & Workshops (full day experience)

Independent Schools:

£9.20 per pupil – Life Skills Tour Only (half day experience)
£12.70 per pupil – Life Skills Tour & Workshops (full day experience)

A minimum charge of £150 applies to all tours. There is no charge for accompanying adults.

We can also cater for Youth Groups, Special Educational Needs Groups and Uniformed Groups – please contact us for more information around availability and pricing.

Booking Availability

Check our calendar below to get an idea of availability for our Life Skills Tours and request to reserve a space.

If you have a limited number of dates available which are showing as unavailable to book, please contact us directly, as we may have availability for a half-day slot (morning or afternoon) on the date in question.

How to Request a Date:
1: Select a date that is highlighted in green on the calendar below.
2: Fill in the online form situated below the calendar.
3: Click ‘Send’.

Dates in green: Available
Dates in orange: Unavailable for full-day bookings (please call 020 8296 1287 for half-day enquiries)
Dates in red: Unavailable for full-day bookings (please call 020 8296 1287 for half-day enquiries)

A member of the Sutton Life Centre team will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible. Please note that if you are looking to book a slot more than 7 months in advance of your booking, you will need to call us on 020 8296 1287.

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What Else You Should Know…

We can accommodate up to 100 students, and have onsite parking for coaches. We also have direct access to the M25 at Junction 8 (Reigate).

For more information, here are a few more links which you may find useful:

Plan Your Visit
KS3 PSHE Lesson Plans
School Feedback
Download our Risk Assessment
Download our Life Skills Tour Brochure

Further Information

For more information about our Life Skills Tours, or to book a place for your school, please contact us – we’ll be happy to help with any enquiries you may have.

By Phone: 020 8296 1287
By email: slc@sutton.gov.uk
Online: Click here