Learning Away and Brilliant Residentials
We know that successful outdoor residential experiences provide challenge, build confidence, promote independence, forge life-long friendships and also increase student engagement and attainment back at school. But don't just take our word for it...
Five years of research
As a result of working over five years with partner schools, Learning Away, developed by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has begun to understand what high-quality residential learning means, and have coined the phrase 'brilliant residentials' to describe these experiences.
Since 2009 Learning Away has been working closely with sixty primary, secondary and special schools to demonstrate the positive impact that high-quality residential learning can have on learner engagement and achievement, on peer and teacher student relationships, and on the powerful professional development opportunities it can provide for staff.
“77% of students said that following a residential they felt more confident to try things they wouldn't have done before.”
“84% of students said that following a residential their behaviour will be better in school.”
“65% of students said that following a residential they are less likely to give up when school work is difficult.”
“69% of primary students said that following a residential they get on better with other pupils in their class.”
“91% of students said that since the residential they find their learning in school more interesting.”
“80% of students said they felt they are a more confident person following a residential.”