Brilliant residentials and their impact on children, young people and schools
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 education 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.
79% of secondary students indicated that the residential had made them realise that what they learn at school is important to them
60% of secondary students felt that following their residential they had a better understanding of what they were trying to learn
From one of the schools studied, 61% of the students achieved higher than their predicted grade, compared to 21% who did not attend
65% of secondary students said their teachers had a better understanding of how they liked to learn and 84% said they got on better with other pupils