The Importance of Transition Year Residentials at Share Discovery Village

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The Importance of Transition Year Residentials at Share Discovery Village

Transition Year is a pivotal time in a teenager’s education, offering a unique opportunity for personal growth and development beyond the traditional classroom setting. One of the most impactful experiences during this year is participating in residential programs. At Share Discovery Village, the largest residential activity centre in Northern Ireland, we understand the transformative power of these experiences. Here’s why Transition Year residentials are so crucial and how Share Discovery Village can provide an unforgettable and enriching program for your students.

Building Independence and Confidence

Transition Year residentials at Share Discovery Village are designed to help students step out of their comfort zones and develop independence. Away from home and their usual routines, students learn to take responsibility for themselves and their peers. This newfound independence boosts their confidence and prepares them for future challenges.

Enhancing Teamwork and Social Skills

Residential programs for Transition Year groups at Share Discovery Village emphasize teamwork and collaboration. Through a variety of activities such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and bushcraft, students must work together to solve problems and achieve common goals. These experiences foster essential social skills, including communication, cooperation, and leadership.

Raft Building
Raft Building session at Share Discovery Village

Learning Through Adventure

Our comprehensive range of outdoor and indoor activities ensures that every transition year student finds something they enjoy and excel at. Whether it’s navigating the waters on a kayak or mastering survival skills in our bushcraft sessions, students engage in experiential learning that is both fun and educational. This hands-on approach helps reinforce lessons learned in the classroom, making education a more holistic experience.

Connecting with Nature

Located amidst beautiful natural surroundings, Share Discovery Village offers a serene and inspiring environment. The opportunity to disconnect from digital distractions and immerse in nature has profound benefits for mental health and well-being. Students return from their transition Year residentials feeling rejuvenated and more connected to the world around them.

Mountain Bike session at Share Discovery VIllage, Co Fermanagh
Mountain Bike session at Share Discovery VIllage, Co Fermanagh

A Safe and Supportive Environment

Safety is our top priority at Share Discovery Village. With over 40 years of experience in organizing residential programs, our dedicated staff ensures that every activity is conducted with the highest safety standards. Transition Year Teachers can trust that their students are in good hands, allowing them to focus on enjoying and learning from the experience.

Special Offer for 2024: 15% Discount on Autumn & Winter Bookings

We are excited to offer a 15% discount on autumn and winter residential bookings for Transition Year groups in 2024. This is an excellent opportunity to plan an affordable and impactful trip during the quieter seasons, ensuring your students receive personalized attention and a memorable experience.

For more information about our Transition Year programs, please visit our Transition Year page. We look forward to helping you create an unforgettable residential experience for your students.


Transition Year residentials at Share Discovery Village offer invaluable experiences that contribute to the personal and social development of students. From building independence and confidence to enhancing teamwork and social skills, these programs provide a well-rounded education that extends beyond the classroom. Don’t miss out on our special offer for 2024 – book your autumn or winter residential now and give your students the gift of an unforgettable adventure.

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