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    Why you should be insisting on LOtC for your school residential trips

    The benefits of learning outdoors and connecting with nature on school residential trips are widely documented, and outdoor learning is now firmly embedded in the curriculum. Ofsted’s recommendation is for schools to evaluate the quality of their outdoor education provision to ensure maximum impact on young people’s achievement, wellbeing and personal development, so school leaders […]

    // Added September 7, 2023

    The impact of Nature deficit disorder and the preventative role schools can play

    Nature deficit disorder – the evidence… In 2005 American author Richard Louv coined the phrase Nature Deficit Disorder to describe “the human costs of alienation from nature, among them: diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses.” While not a medically diagnosed condition, the term has been picked […]

    // Added October 26, 2022

    Residential trips for secondary schools to ease transition

    The move from primary to secondary school is a daunting and formative experience in any young person’s education and development and residential trips for secondary schools can help. We all remember our first day of secondary school, shiny new shoes and crisp new uniform to match the new friends, new teachers and new subjects. It’s […]

    // Added October 10, 2022

    Building character through primary school trips

    Primary school trips for character The 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework formalised recommendations to schools to consider as part of the curriculum character education and development for pupils, stating, “Schools have a statutory duty, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural (SMSC) development of pupils and prepare […]

    // Added July 26, 2022

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    Six reasons why more schools are choosing UK school trips (spoiler alert: it’s not because of Covid!)

    As the overseas travel industry looks set to enjoy a welcome boom following the lifting of Covid restrictions, the trend for UK school trips seems to be going in the opposition direction, with trips in the UK gaining in popularity. And from conversations with school leaders, teachers and parents it’s clear the trend is set […]

    // Added June 7, 2022

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    School trips after the pandemic

    The impact of the pandemic and loss of school trips on children has been far-reaching and well documented. As parents and educators we have spent two years battling seemingly insurmountable challenges around learning loss, mental health and the ever-widening divide in educational attainment between those lucky enough to have the resources to continue learning through […]

    // Added March 4, 2022

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    5 winter outdoor learning activities for schools

    It’s easy to get your students learning outside when the weather’s sunny and warm, isn’t it? But what about when it’s cold and wet? How can you provide outdoor learning activities and experiences for your students in the winter months? This year, it’s made even harder by the current lockdown restrictions caused by the COVID-19 […]

    // Added January 14, 2021

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    5 ways to get more from your School Bushcraft Trip

    This year has made us appreciate time spent outdoors in nature. What better way to promote outdoor learning than with a bushcraft trip for your students? Bushcraft trips help develop: Resilience Team-building skills Peer friendships Problem-solving abilities A love of nature Children explore fun survival skills like fire lighting and shelter building, whilst learning how […]

    // Added November 19, 2020

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    Residential trips to benefit learning

    7 ways to use your residential trip back in the classroom We often put all our efforts into preparing for a residential school trip, but what about when it’s all over? How can you use it when you’ve returned to school? Residential trips take a lot of organising. But often we see them tacked onto […]

    // Added October 28, 2020

    Perfect Primary School Trip Planning

    9 Essential Steps for a Successful Primary School Trip Is there anything more exciting than planning a primary school trip? It’s the highlight of the year for many children and offers a chance to learn outside the classroom. But running a primary school trip takes careful organising, or it quickly descends into stressful chaos. Whether […]

    // Added September 11, 2020

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