Alex Rider Classified Mission

Help us find the next Alex Rider

Overview

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Subject: Classified Mission recruits – help us find the next Alex Rider!

Turn your students into super agents, watch them reap the rewards of team work, enjoy the thrills of the great outdoors, and ignite a passion for reading with the YHA Alex Rider Classified Mission.

We know how important it is to pick the right residential, which is why we are proud to team up with Walker Books and author Anthony Horowitz to bring you an exciting Action Adventure package – YHA Alex Rider Classified Mission.

During this 2, 3 or 4-night residential experience, your students (or ‘agents’ as they will be referred to) will be put through their paces as they hone their skills at a variety of action-packed, adrenaline-fuelled activities, as well as a number of spy skills unique to our YHA Alex Rider Classified Mission.

Agents will be encouraged to climb, jump, leap and step forward into new challenges as they gain new skills, build confidence and enjoy an all-encompassing learning experience. Abseil or climb on ‘real’ rock, learn essential field craft skills, canoe or raft across lakes, design new spy gadgets, crack codes and hunt down double agents. There are bags of exhilarating activities, guaranteed to keep you and your students entertained. For schools and groups wanting to tackle low-level activities with a spy twist, check out our Alex Rider Mission briefing package.

All participating students will receive a free copy of Stormbreaker, the first book in the Alex Rider series, courtesy of Walker Books. Participating schools will receive exclusive discounts on the Alex Rider series. It’s the perfect way to engage your students with a love of reading while enjoying real challenges in the great outdoors!

All prices are based on full board accommodation and are inclusive of transport from the hostel to the activity locations. Descriptions are for guidance only.

What makes this package so special?

  • Celebrate Anthony Horowitz’s bestselling books with a truly memorable residential experience
  • Students receive a free copy of Stormbreaker, the first book in the Alex Rider series
  • Students receive a mission complete certificate of their achievements
  • Every participating school will receive discounted offers for the Alex Rider series
  • All transport to and from activity locations is included within the price
  • Evening activities are also included in the package

From the moment we arrived, the special agent mission and new agent names got the group instantly hooked. All the activities linked to the spy theme and gave the trip a new element. The last day’s activity which led to the discovery of the Alex Rider books hidden in a room was brilliant! It meant we had 30 copies of the book (a rare thing indeed) and we started reading as a class as soon as we got back. We have done lots of literacy work: comparing the book to the film, persuasive writing and vocabulary work based on Horowitz’s rich language. Our science has come from creating spy gadgets for Alex which covers a lot of areas of science in the new National Curriculum.

Andrea Fisher, year five teacher from Stonelow Primary School

Your assignment is waiting… are you ready to take on the challenges of the YHA Alex Rider Classified Mission?

YES! Join the Mission

Activities

May include (subject to availability and location):

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Canoeing
  • Code breaking
  • Gadget design
  • Gorge or ghyll scrambling
  • Mountain and navigation hikes
  • Night hike
  • Observation skills
  • Orienteering
  • Raft building
  • Rock climbing
  • Survival skills
  • Weaseling

Per person, per night, based on a two night stay* (ex VAT)

Learning outcomes of the Alex Rider Classified Mission

To demonstrate the ability to listen and act accordingly to instructions.

To demonstrate the key personal skills of resilience and self-motivation.

To demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, supporting, communicating and recognising the achievements of their peers.

To begin to understand the concept of risk and hazards, and show the development of personal risk management.

To demonstrate the ability to think strategically both as an individual or as a member of a team to complete complex and challenging tasks.

To demonstrate the ability to provide constructive feedback to all groups including their own.

To take part in adventurous and outdoor activities both as an individual and as part of a team.

To compare and reflect on previous performances and show an understanding of how improvements and progression has been made.

Need to knows 

  • All participating students will receive a free copy of Stormbreaker, the first in the Alex Rider series courtesy of Walker Books, plus exclusive discounts on the Alex Rider series and exclusive certificates of achievement.
  • Forget simulated alternatives, this package enables students to experience activities in the real outdoors.
  • We work with our own adventure centres and selected expert external providers to ensure the very highest health and safety standards are adhered to.

Ready to book?

Contacting our Groups team is is easy! All you need to do is pick a method that suits you…

Hostel which offer the Alex Rider Classified Mission

Exterior of YHA Castleton

Castleton, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 8WB

Beds: 156

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£15.00

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA Chester Trafford Hall test

Ince Lane, Wimbolds Trafford, Chester, Cheshire West and Chester, CH2 4JP

Beds: 160

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£12.50

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA Edale Activity Centre

Rowland Cote, Nether Booth, Edale, Derbyshire S33 7ZH

Beds: 157

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£15.00

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA Grinton Lodge

Grinton, Richmond, North Yorkshire DL11 6HS

Beds: 77

Stay from

£15.00

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA Hawkshead

Hawkshead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0QD

Beds: 103

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£20.00

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA Langdale

High Close, Loughrigg, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9HJ

Beds: 106

Stay from

£15.00

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA Ravenstor

Millers Dale, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 8SS

Beds: 67

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£20.00

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA St Briavels

St Briavel's, Lydney, Gloucestershire, GL15 6RG

Beds: 66

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£20.00

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

YHA Wye Valley

Near Goodrich, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 6JJ

Beds: 78

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£20.00

Per person, per night* (ex VAT)

Alex Rider Classified Mission