Jon Clarke, shadow headteacher at Walsall Academy, reflects on an Outward Bound winter residential in January, challenging his pupils’ physical and mental strength while powering through Storm Brendan.
Based at FSC Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae in Scotland, the latest course from the Field Studies Council is aimed at pupils in higher education.
The professor encouraged teachers to push the ‘wonder’ of the outdoors while speaking at a Field Studies Council (FSC) conference.
Improved wellbeing, motivation and engagement are just some of the findings from the study, conducted by the University of Cumbria.
There’s never been a better time to start planning a residential trip for your students, but with so much to consider, where do you start? Here are some handy tips and essential advice from those in the know - centres & providers - to help you along the way.
The YHA has announced it has opened two new hostels in Liverpool and Newcastle, allowing pupils to stay overnight at an affordable price.
Essex Outdoors prides itself on making sure that all its school groups have amazing experiences and develop life-long memories whilst staying at its centres.
You’ve been on a fantastic school trip but back in the classroom it’s soon forgotten…sound familiar? Peter Carne, Learning Away Ambassador, looks at why it’s essential to evaluate your residentials, how to do it, and how you can use your analysis.
The Blenheim Estate has linked up with The Bushcraft Company to offer pupils three to five-day residential camping experiences in Oxfordshire.
David Czerwinski, schools programmes team leader at outdoor residential and activity provider, Kingswood on how to ease the pressure with residentials.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh has handed over his patronage of The Outward Bound Trust after 65 years of service.
After being voted number one school in Surrey, Shannon Clark spoke to St John’s C of E Primary School’s head teacher Mark Richards to find out what part learning outside the classroom had in their transformational journey.
Selected Field Studies Council (FSC) centres are offering Primary schools the chance to give their pupils a wild adventure, in real environments, this year on its new residential activity school trips.
Our Lady’s Catholic High School in Preston sent a group of Year 9 pupils on a residential to the Outward Bound Trust’s outdoor education centre.
Oaker Wood is a highlight for Year 6 at the Wyche CE Primary School in Malvern.
Kim Somerville on some of the School Travel Awards finalists who embrace opportunities.
A “wild camp”, cooking over fire, using axes to chop wood and a veto on mobile phones, enabled a group of students to connect with nature and each other.
Upland Primary School in Bexleyheath won last year’s ‘My Best School Trip’ Award. Headteacher Beth McKenzie reports back on what they did with the £1,500 prize money.
Keith Browning, head of Braeside Education Centre in Devizes, Wiltshire, speaks about how residentials are even more important for Primary-age pupils.
Learning education and adventure provider, Inspiring Learning, has acquired Skern Lodge in Devon, promising investment in facilities and activities on offer.
He’s head of Scout Adventures, and the new chairman of the Learning Away Consortium. Asa Gurden tells us how he got involved and why the Brilliant Residentials campaign is so important.
Jonathan Whitwell joined Moorside Primary School in Lancaster five years ago as deputy headteacher and Year 6 teacher.
The Outward Bound Trust has revealed that in 2017, 80% of its educational participants were given funding in order to help them pay for their trip.
Circle of Life Rediscovery camps offered the opportunity for participants from Tiffins School in London to camp overnight in a woodland away from home, for some it was the first time.
Barry Cook, Year 5 teacher and PE and outdoor learning lead at Buckland Primary, talks to STO about the importance of teaching kids outside of the classroom.
Many students say that residentials are the most memorable experience of their time at school. But how often do we hear about the many positive impacts they have on the adults participating? Peter Carne, the national adviser for Learning Away, describes some of the benefits of taking part in a residential for teachers and other staff in schools.
Jamie Walls, Product Development Manager of Youth Hostel Association (YHA) shares with us his top tips for getting the most out of your next school trip.
After leaving university Mary Driver initially went to the William Ransom School for two weeks as a supply teacher - and has now been there for 36 years.
We talk to Marina Robb, director of educational organisation at Circle of Life Rediscovery, who says that outdoor learning provides life changing experiences.
Primary school teachers and outdoor education coordinators were inspired at the Learning Beyond the Classroom Conference.
We look at ways to develop spoken and written English in Primary aged pupils through learning outside the classroom.
In Year 6, children from Harwell Primary School have a week’s residential stay at Yenworthy Lodge, an outdoor activities centre set in six acres of woodland within the Exmoor National Park in Devon.
The Youth Hostel Association (YHA) has a variety of hostels across the UK and provides different packages for outdoor learning experiences.
The outdoor learning organisation has a number of teacher and educational leader-based events coming up this year, which provide those with the skills to carry out good LOtC practise with their schools.
Mount Cook Adventure Centre, a centre for activity trips and residentials, has unveiled Derbyshire’s first rooftop zip wire which will officially open on 7th May.
Residential organisation, Kingswood, has revealed its £1million investment in Grosvenor Hall adventure centre in Ashford, Kent.
To mark National Experience Week this week, we take a look at some of the most treasured experiences school pupils can take away from school travel.
This summer, Rock UK Adventure Centres will open its brand new outdoor activity centre in Wales, taking its total number of centres up to four.
School Travel Organiser looks at different ways to get pupils interested in Physical Education, from specialist museums to sporting tours.
Dan Sayers, headteacher of Independent School St Hilda’s Primary School in Harpenden, shares his passion for school trips and learning outside the classroom.
Campaigning group, Learning Away, has revealed a new set of ‘Brilliant Residentials’ Continued Professional Development (CPD) materials available to teachers.
Residential organisation, Conway Centres, has revealed images of a recent school trip which took place during the 'beast from the east' as it's becoming known.
The results of a six-year research study into the impact of school residentials were unveiled at an event at the National Geographical Society in London. STO was there to hear all about it.
Making a splash - in some cases for the very first time - resulted in a group of Grimsby students returning to the classroom brimming with new-found confidence.
Television presenter Kate Humble has been announced as a key note speaker at this year’s conference which aims to inspire outdoor learning.
A survey commissioned by the Bohunt Education Trust (BET) has revealed that people want a greater focus on outdoor learning for schoolchildren.
A new campaign called Every Child Should has been launched in the UK and aims to promote making school trips, residentials and travel accessible to all children.
Surrey Wildlife Trust has been awarded the LOtC Quality Badge for its new outdoor education centre at Nower Wood.
Following a successful judging day held in London, five finalists have been selected for this year’s ‘My Best School Trip’ Award.
YHA’s brand new flagship Youth Hostel in Northumberland National Park is now taking bookings.
A recent study, carried out by Learning Away, has revealed that far too many children are missing out on potentially life-changing residential experiences.
Campaigning group, Learning Away, has launched its new campaign, #WinterResidentials, which will encourage more life-changing experiences for young people.
The winners of last year’s My Best School Trip have spent the prize money on two trips to Eskdale Youth Hostel.
Learning Away will launch a #WinterResidentials campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of residentials during the winter months.
STO finds out about Bishop's Blue Coat CoE High School's annual trip to Battlefield Live in Knutsford.
Activity company, Manor Adventure, has added a new sports centre to its list with the Norfolk Lakes Adventure Centre.
Record numbers of children are now developing short sightedness; teachers have got more reason than ever before to get their pupils outside.
STO talks to James, a Year 12 student, about the impact outdoor education has had on his life.
STO finds out about Arvon, a company that offers residentials to help pupils advance their Creative Writing skills.
School Travel Organiser takes a look at some of the benefits of residential trips and in particular Kingswood, a residential organisation located at ten different sites, which offers school groups a range of activities to support learning outside the classroom.
Butlin’s has entered the educational market by offering tailor-made, residential beachside breaks to schools.