Category Archives: Residentials

School trips and Language Learning

Blog post written by: Jenn Parker, Digital Content Co-ordinator for educational travel providers Adaptable Travel. In 2019, it was revealed that sadly the UK was facing a decline in students opting to study languages at GCSE and A-level. Amongst the … Continue reading

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Improving Wellbeing by Learning Outside the Classroom

Blog post written by Andy Pratt, Head of Group (West) and Wellbeing Lead at Field Studies Council (FSC). There is increasing research supporting that time in the outdoors and nature connection improves health and wellbeing. At FSC we are all … Continue reading

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Using learning outside the classroom to develop character

Blog post written by: Daniel Cibich, Head of Educational Partnerships at The Outward Bound Trust. Following the launch of the DfE Character Education Framework Guidance in early November, I attended a Westminster Education Forum policy conference to hear from a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Residentials and Outdoor Learning

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

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The Brilliant Benefits of a Residential Experience for Students

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

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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

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Adventurous journeys, a Learning Away Case Study

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

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Transition Camps, a Learning Away Case Study

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

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Case Study -The benefits of camping with year 2 pupils

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

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