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5 reasons to take a residential school trip to Kingswood

Kingswood is one of the most experienced outdoor education providers in the UK, and welcomes over 165,000 young people from over 75 different countries each year. We offer a variety of different residential programmes for schools, whether you are looking to visit us for a day, a short break or a longer stay, Kingswood can offer many affordable, yet unforgettable, residential experiences. But what makes Kingswood better than other outdoor education centres? In this week’s blog, we cover 5 reasons that you should choose Kingswood for your school residential trip.

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1. We offer a range of locations

The great thing about Kingswood is that we have 9 activity centres across the country, as well as a Chateau in France, which makes us the perfect choice, no matter where your school is located in the UK. Whichever location you choose, you can rest assured that you will be greeted by a specialist and dedicated team who will make sure that your stay is unforgettably fun, yet safe. Your students will also enjoy our full board accommodation, with delicious and healthy food cooked for you on the premises.

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2. You can tailor make your stay

As well as deciding where you stay and for how long, Kingswood also gives schools the freedom to choose the type of activities they want students to enjoy. Your school will have the opportunity to select the overarching theme of your residential trip (be it Environmental Field Studies, Life Skills or pure Adventure, for example), and then by adding on your chosen learning outcomes, you'll tailor your stay - from team building and communication, to activities focusing on self-confidence and resilience.

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3. We cater for all ages

At Kingswood, we believe there is more to learning than sitting in a classroom.

Whether you're looking for a residential for Key Stage 1 children, or a trip that complements a Year 13 curriculum, Kingswood can offer you the perfect residential trip. We are confident that, as well as the fantastic memories that your students will take from a Kingswood residential trip, they will also learn valuable transferable skills that they can apply back to classroom learning, whatever their age.

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4. We welcome international schools

Everyone is welcome at Kingswood, and we offer our residential programmes to students from schools around the world. As well as offering these students the same opportunity to make new friends and develop important life skills, Kingswood residential stays give international students the chance to improve their English language skills. In fact, 91% of international visitors said their residential was fun and interesting, and 88% of international students said they could speak more English after their visit (based on a survey of 2,243 international students who stayed at Kingswood in 2017).

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5. We have plenty of information for parents

It is only natural that parents feel nervous when sending their young ones off to a residential school trip, and we believe it shouldn’t simply be up to you, as the school, to reassure them. Parents can access a range of different information and guides to put their minds at ease about your school trip. With sample menus, packing lists and our safeguarding guide, your students’ parents needn’t worry about the wellbeing of their young ones on Kingswood residential school trip.

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If you would like further information about a Kingswood residential school trip and would like to discuss potential locations, dates and pricing for your ideal visit, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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