We believe that young people should have access to frequent, continuous and progressive experiences in the school grounds, educational visits further afield, and residentials, and that these experiences should be utilised as a tool for teaching, learning and delivering the curriculum.
This blog aims to support teaching and learning outside of the classroom.
If you are interested in writing for us, please email Emily Carlill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Category Archives: Residentials
Blog written by Marina Robb, Director, Circle of Life Rediscovery More and more research is coming to light to support what we, in the environmental world, have always asserted – being outdoors is good for you! There are so many … Continue reading
Teenager Ben* was reluctant to go on a three night residential with his school in East Kilbride. He was on the cusp of disengagement from his lessons and the cost of attending was too much of a financial burden on … Continue reading
The ‘Outdoors Indoors’ and Making Gains: the impact of outdoor residential experiences on students’ examination grades and confidence
This week’s blog comes to us from Dr Carol Fuller. Carol is a sociologist and associate professor at Reading University. She works closely with Fiona Craig and colleagues at Ufton Court Adventure, researching ways in which outdoor residential visits impact … Continue reading
A secondary school case study from Scotland shows the relationship between adventurous journeys, student leadership and school transformation developed over time and as a result of flexible and responsive staff leadership. This is a case study from the Paul Hamlyn … Continue reading
This case study of transition camps comes from the experiences and evaluation of the Learning Away Initiative, a Paul Hamlyn Foundation project. It has been prepared for the Natural Connections blog by Chris Loynes, a Learning Away advisor. Working … Continue reading
Thank you to Chris Loynes for Sharing this Case Study from Learning Away, an initiative of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. For more information, resources and case studies visit: http://learningaway.org.uk The benefits of camping with year 2 pupils The Bulwell EAZ … Continue reading