Inspiring a lifetime of adventure
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation partnered with Learning Away to independently evaluate five years of research carried out across Primary, Secondary and Special Schools in the UK, on the impact of residential learning. The research draws on data taken pre and post residential from students and teachers, and the results highlight the transformative benefits of school residentials. As a result of this research, the term ‘Brilliant Residentials’ was coined to describe residential trips that are inclusive, affordable and lead to significant benefits to learning and to the curriculum.
Learning Away Report statistics:
Learning Away have outlined the following criteria that classify residential trips as ‘brilliant residentials’, and at Wildchild we are proud to be able to tick each and every box:
The Learning Away report gives a number of key elements you should expect to find on a Brilliant residential. We’re delighted to say these can be found on every Wildchild Adventure, and here’s how…
In 2017, Brilliant Residentials launched an extension of their campaign, highlighting the unique benefits of winter residentials. The campaign is a culmination of overwhelming evidence and case studies showing that residential trips have a transformative impact on classroom learning and behaviour, the earlier they take place in the school year.
In the long term a Brilliant Residential leads to improved achievement, progress and attainment, as well as improved relationships, behaviour and attendance.
The research is clear – the benefits of a residential are far-reaching and long term, making these invaluable experiences an integral part of every child’s education, regardless of their socio-economic background.
We are proud to support the Brilliant Residentials campaign, and will continue to work in partnership with schools to deliver inspirational experiences for the benefit of your teachers and pupils.
"We cannot fault the professionalism, skill and enthusiasm of the staff. Every single member of the team worked very hard and we could not ask for more. They have the right balance of respect, discipline and keeping the fun element for the children."
"We had a brilliant three days – a real highlight of the year for children and adults! One teacher summed it up as “the highlight of my career”. The children loved it and are already excited about the next trip""
"The trip met our objectives and surpassed them. It gets better every year. We love the instructors as they are awesome role models."
"A fabulously engaging and inspiring visit for our children who would not get to experience these activities elsewhere."
"We were impressed with the practical nature of tasks rather than all about thrill-seeking. We loved the relaxed nature of our time, smooth transitions and patient, caring staff"
"Wildchild’s ethos matches our own – teamwork, challenge and encouragement to face difficulties."