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Day Trip vs Residential: 6 Ways to Choose the Best UK School Trip

Teachers must make hard choices when it comes to UK school trips. You know children will benefit from a longer residential, but it’s a larger financial commitment for parents. You might be tempted to book day excursions in an attempt to save money. But could the benefits of a residential trip mean that day outings […]

// Added February 19, 2020



The Best Ways to Prepare Your Child for a School Trip

For many children, going on a school trip can seem daunting. But, with careful planning, you can prepare them for a wonderful time away. This parent guide covers: Why residential school trips are important Common worries children have How to talk about anxieties Practical things to do Staying on top of trip information It’s everything […]

// Added February 4, 2020



Why school outdoor adventure residential trips are the ideal mental health intervention

In October 2019 the Institute for Outdoor Learning published their statement of good practice around Outdoor Mental Health Interventions. The statement highlights the growing importance placed on outdoor learning beyond simply education, but for mental health and wellbeing. It has been created to support organisations like ours by laying out best practice in using outdoor […]

// Added November 7, 2019



How much? The real cost of expensive school trips

How much??? The real cost of expensive school trips No longer limited to the realms of elite private schools, residential school trips to far off and exotic destinations are rapidly becoming the norm across secondary and even primary schools across the country. Gorilla spotting in Borneo, film studies trips to Hollywood and netball trips to […]

// Added January 15, 2019



The benefits of a digital detox on a school trip

Treat your kids (and teachers!) to a digital detox in 2019 When looking ahead to a brand-new year, we often think of detoxing to improve our health – cut down on alcohol, eat healthier, meditate to reduce stress etc. Now of course there’s another type of detox to consider – the digital detox. Necessary due […]

// Added January 9, 2019



Top tips to help teachers and pupils get the most from a school residential trip

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



Outdoor Adventure activities to celebrate 10 years of Wildchild!

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



School Residential trips aren’t just for Summer!

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



Realise the benefits of school trips to reinvigorate children’s learning and reduce exam stress

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



Why an outdoor education job could be the key to health and happiness

Jobs in outdoor education are 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



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