Ever thought about a school winter residential – why not?!

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Ever thought about a school winter residential – why not?!

This year we are delighted to launch our new winter residential programme with an introductory price of £99.00 for two nights (offer ends 30th April 2018). Learning Away  (an action research programme) has done extensive research into transformation impact of a school residential.  Using research from 60 primary, secondary and special schools they found overwhelming evidence of numerous positive impact a residential experience can have on pupils, staff and the wider school community.

We believe a winter residential is a really valuable experience for any school group, here are 4 reasons why.

1. Why wait to the end of an academic year?

Going away on a residential provides a fantastic opportunity to build deeper relationships between pupils, help teachers to get to know their pupils, as well as, pupils getting to know their teachers.  A great way to start the academic year.

84% of secondary school children said that after their residential ‘I get on better with others in my class.’

79% of primary pupils said ‘they know their teacher better as a result of their residential.

2. A winter residential allows you to reap what you have sown

winter residentialGoing on a winter residential is cheaper than a summer one making it more affordable for all children to come.  Not only this all the effort and time used to organise a residential isn’t just for a reward at the end of the year.  The whole class benefits from it throughout the year.

71% of secondary pupils ‘felt more strongly motivated to learn.

72% of primary pupils said that ‘their behaviour at school is better after a residential.



3.  A winter residential provides a unique experience

The longer nights and shorter days offer new learning opportunities such as star gazing or a torch walk.

87% of secondary students ‘felt more confident to try new things after a residential.’

77% of pupils said ‘the way I was taught on the residential will help me do better in this subject.’

Not only this Lendrick Muir can tailor your experiences along one of the following themes.

  • John Muir : a chance to discover and explore the area around Lendrick Muir, which could include: a local walk, bushcraft, star gazing, nightline, campfire, den building
  • Multi-Acwinter residentialtivity : on-site ACTIVITIES to develop team building, resilience and provide personal challenge
  • Literacy and numeracy : using the outdoors and on-site activities to develop literacy and numeracy skills in action
  • Bible Alive : through the outdoors and activities on-site, this exciting programme teaches children P5-P7 the whole story of the Bible in a series of interactive sessions, contributing to the RME curriculum
  • Creative : using on-site activities to create a film of your residential experience at Lendrick Muir.

4. Lendrick Muir is a great place for a winter residential

Scotland’s weather is unpredictable at anytime of year so Lendrick Muir has various facilities to ensure activities can happen whatever the weather.  It has a large games hall for activities such as archery, inflatables and crate climbing,  Our kota for bonfire and bushcrafts.  Imagine gathering in our ornate sitting room with a wood burning stove.  Fantastic memories to last a lifetime.

Don’t just take our word for it checkout the Brilliant Residential Campaign for the benefits of Winter Residentials.

All statistics are sourced from Winter Residentials Campaign   http://learningaway.org.uk/residentials/pledge/winter-residentials-campaign-pack/