More ‘Brilliant Residentials’ resources from Learning Away

Date Posted: 27/05/2015

Learning Away has launched two free online resources; how to plan a residential and how to support your residential with a student leadership programme.

Teachers visiting the Learning Away website will find two new resources on how to improve your students’ residential experiences.

The Learning Away programme was set up by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (an independent grant-making organisation) in response to a concern that not all young people were having residential experiences, or not very many of them, and that the sorts of residential experiences they were having weren’t necessarily of a high quality.

One of the above mentioned resources contains practical ideas on how to plan residentials using a ‘theory of change’ approach.

The other shows how to use student leadership programmes in Primary and Secondary schools to support your residentials.

There are also two new case studies linked to these resources. The South Hetton partnership shows how a group of Primary schools have planned a residential to improve Key Stage 2 boys’ literacy. The Bulwell EAZ partnership has used residentials to provide ‘real life’ leadership opportunities.

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