Overnight school trips are the highlight of most school children’s year – if not their entire school life! The chance to have some out of school fun time away from the classroom but with all their friends, AND they get to stay the night! How exciting is that? As a teacher, it’s just as refreshing […]// Added April 5, 2018
Spending time outdoors is invaluable for our physical and emotional wellbeing. Just an hour of outdoor time can ease anxiety, reduce stress levels and improve our physical health. In a risk-averse society, with the ever-increasing lure of computer games and TV screens, it’s more important than ever that we teach children that it’s okay to […]// Added April 5, 2018
More and more schools UK-wide are offering their pupils the opportunity to take part in a summer residential school trip. Pupils look forward to it all year, knowing their hard work and dedication will be rewarded with a few days spent having fun and enjoying outdoor activities with their classmates before breaking up for the […]// Added October 30, 2017
With standardised tests now a common feature of Primary school education, and school performance measured largely on SATs results, children are under more pressure to achieve than ever before. Teachers are compelled to focus attention on the key subjects of Maths, English and Science, leaving less time for creative subjects like Art and Drama, that […]// Added April 18, 2017
Work in outdoor education is growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Outdoor education jobs offer the opportunity to work with children in a learning environment without the bureaucracy that comes with working in a school or formal establishment, and often without the extensive teaching qualification requirements. Flexible working hours, built-in access to […]// Added December 13, 2016
At Wildchild we are proud to support Learning Away’s UK-wide campaign for Brilliant Residentials trips for schools. The result of research and analysis of 60 primary, secondary and special schools in the UK, the Brilliant Residentials campaign aims to make schools and parents aware of the importance of offering pupils, what they term, ‘brilliant’ […]// Added November 1, 2016
When it comes to booking your school residential trip there is a lot to consider – budget, location, activities and staffing to name just a few. Choosing the right residential school trip provider should be top of the list, and if you get that right they can help you plan all the logistics and make the […]// Added November 4, 2015
Benefits of residential trips for schools More and more schools every year are acknowledging and embracing the importance of outdoor educational learning to the curriculum. 86% of primary schools and 99% of secondary schools offer their pupils at least one school residential trip opportunity during their time in school. Meaningful adventures More than just a fun […]// Added September 24, 2014
We’re very lucky to live in a time where our children have more choice than ever before – choices around their food, clothes, after school activities and what they want to do with their playtime. The staggering number and sophistication of modern computer games and consoles provide a huge temptation not just for children who […]// Added July 15, 2014
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