About the Medina Valley Centre

The Medina Valley Centre is an independent Field Studies and Outdoor Education Centre based at the heart of the Isle of Wight. For nearly 40 years we have been delivering high quality courses to young people from KS2 to A Level and from all walks of life.

Our team of field study tutors are experienced and well-qualified Geography and Biology teachers, with specialist knowledge of the fieldwork requirements of all the GCSE and A-level exam boards. The fieldwork programmes are tailored to meet the specific requirements for each school.

Our skilled activity team bring fun and challenge to their sessions whilst embedding learning and encouraging teamwork, communication and a variety of other qualities.

At the Medina Valley Centre we believe that community values and experiences are vital! Our staff spend time getting to know all the groups who come to the Centre. We regularly hear in the feedback that the Centre “has a wonderful family atmosphere” and we strive to ensure that groups leave the Island having had a valuable educational experience, but also with enhanced self-confidence through being valued and cared for by the whole team.

Partners

British Canoe Union

Royal Yachting Association

Field Studies Professional Practice Group

The Field Studies Professional Practice Group is made up of members who are engaged in, or have an interest in delivering study led programmes in Field Studies or Environmental Education. Many of the members are based at residential centres. Both Fieldwork and Environmental Education are long established ‘branches’ of outdoor learning and members have a wealth of experience to share. The Medina Valley Centre is part of this group and we benefit from opportunities to network with colleagues and access to training opportunities.