School’s Out Activities are focused on delivering premium school holiday activities to children aged 4 – 16 years throughout the academic year.


Meet the Team

Mr Melsa is the Managing Director and Leader of School’s Out Activities. With 16 years of experience of delivering holiday activities across the UK and USA, his focus is on creating the most exciting holiday camp experience for all of the children who visit School’s Out!
Miss Farnworth is the Events Manager of School’s Out Activities. Ensuring we have the most qualified and experienced leaders to instruct and look after your children at camp. Making sure we have the latest paediatric first aid practices in place and the latest in child development direction from Ofsted. 
Mr Bentley is the Creative Coordinator of School’s Out Activities. You will see him around camp delivering archery sessions along with capturing all the amazing fun action on camera so parents and family get to see the happy smiling faces right from camp!

Experience

School’s Out Activities has over 15 years experience of delivering School Holiday Activity Camps across Suffolk, Essex and in the USA. In this time we have perfected the non-residential school holiday activity model, and now bring a concept that is modern-day and fresh for children and parents!

Vision

To be trusted by parents as the number one school holiday activity provider for their children, across the UK.

Mission Statement

  • To create partnerships with the most prestigious schools making use of the best facilities on offer.
  • Recruiting the most experienced and qualified staff to become an outstanding activity provider as rated by Ofsted.
  • Deliver fun, active and educational curriculums using quality play equipment.
  • Fostering child mental health and physical fitness in a secure and safe environment for children to develop.
  • Providing the most convenient and reliable service for parents & our customers.

History

Christopher Melsa MSc. (Mathematics) is the Managing Director of School’s Out Activities Ltd. Christopher is a Master Graduate of the University of Essex obtaining a First Class degree in Mathematics before completing a research Masters degree in Mathematics, which was later published. Christopher has worked within the School Holiday Activity industry for 15 years, starting out for 7 years at Orwell Park private school in Nacton, Ipswich, before setting up Summer Camps in Chicago, USA. More recently in the past six years, Christopher is the owner and visionary behind the expansion of School’s Out Activities across Suffolk and into Essex. The business acumen demonstrated in these years has meant Chris has been awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the Essex Business Awards, and also runner-up two years in succession (2015 & 2016) in the EADT Young Businessperson Awards category.

A word from the Managing Director

“I genuinely believe the ethos and objectives of School’s Out Activities can considerably benefit any child, parent, staff member, or school we encounter. Tackling relevant issues such as children’s mental health and physical fitness head-on.  A model that can be applied to schools throughout the country so School’s Out can continue to reach out further afield and have a genuine impact on the social development of the next generation of children.

My career background is varied. I obtained a First-Class Degree in Mathematics and a Research Masters in Mathematical Models at the University of Essex, while also completing Teacher Training and working as a Lecture and Laboratory assistant.  I also have extensive Football Coaching Qualifications thus I was able to set up a Soccer Academy and Summer Camps in Chicago, USA, working with under-privileged children from the Chicago State School System. After a fantastic two years I returned home and began delivering premium holiday activities here in the UK.

I am driven to continue to provide new, exciting and innovative activities for children to enjoy and learn through the medium of fun & play. I have a specific focus on the subtle implementation of mathematical and literacy aspects to any activity to aid in the development of numeracy and reading skills for any child. So what are you waiting for, come try out one of our Fun, Active & Educational Camps this year!

See you at Camp”

Chris Melsa MSc. Mathematical Science


Growth

School’s Out Activities continues to expand and grow in it’s vision to spread across the UK. In 2018 an expansion project was drawn up to grow to four venues. A successful application was made to New Anglia Small Grant Scheme which supported the purchasing of all new equipment for two more venues and even new activities such as our branded inflatable bouncy castles.

Working with New Anglia enabled us to realise our expansion project. We would highly recommend any local small business looking to expand in the Suffolk and Norfolk region to consider applying for this growth fund. Click the image below for more info.



Company Details

Company Number

10705253

 

VAT Registration Number

283 651387

 

Registered Address

Unit 14, Riduna Park, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QT

 

Currency Accepted

£Pound Sterling