On a school trip, children learn to be away from familiar environments such as home or school, meeting new people and have the opportunity to make their own decisions in regards to the activities they want to participate in during the day.
Now more than ever we believe School Residential’s are such an important part of the school year. Children especially have missed out on so much and for many have taken steps back in their education. School residential’s and Day Trips can change that!
School residentials and day trips are the highlight of the year not just for the children but also the staff. Being able to try new activities is not only super fun and exciting, but the longer lasting benefits that residential school trips can offer a child are so much more.
As well as the physical health benefits, school residential trips have been proven to have a positive effect on children’s self-esteem and confidence levels, thereby improving their emotional health and well-being. The importance of allowing children to explore their environment, take responsibility for creating their own fire/filtering their own water, and generally sustaining themselves with minimal obvious adult intervention is significant.
For children, residential trips offer a unique opportunity for them to claim their independence, make their own decisions and build new friendships. Undoubtedly, a school residential trip can bring about positive, long term change for pupils and teachers both in and out of the classroom.
We know just how important your residential is, not only to the children but the school itself which is why all of our residentials are bespoke and tailored to your school alone. All of our instructing staff and highly experienced and dedicated to making your trip the very best it can be. We will work with you from the very start to put together a trip that works for you and your children and which is inclusive for everyone. There are many different activities to choose from;
• Ghyll Scrambling
• Outdoor Climbing
• Raft Building
Your residential can be for any duration and we have many different accommodation choices from:
• Full board
• Day activities
Choose the area you would like to stay:
• Lake District
We know just how busy school life is which is why we will take a much of that pressure of your hands as possible. We will provide you with all the necessary paperwork and can even help with the school Evolve if needed.
Get in touch now and let us take care of the rest!
Below are just a few more benefits that come from a good residential.
Developing emotional and social skills
Unplug from technology
It’s really difficult to navigate a climbing wall with an iPhone in hand, so at Xplore, there is usually a ‘leave it at home’ mantra. Being away from technology allows children to rediscover the great outdoors, be creative and get lots of fresh air!
Trying new things
Activity school trips offer just that, lots of activities – from archery to climbing and bush craft to kayaking, these may be unknown but by trying something new, children can find hobbies and interests outside of the norm!
Friendship building and resilience
Being on a school trip means that children have the opportunity to make friends with others that they might not otherwise mix with. By participating in different activities throughout the day, these friendships are bonded through shared experiences.
Mental stimulation and physical activity
Many activities have a problem solving or team-building element to them, so not only are students physically active in an outside environment, they are also cognitively active!
Independence and empowerment
When you give children the opportunity to do something on their own, it gives them great empowerment. Daily passports used to record their camp experience are very often used for school show and tells, which gives each child great ownership of their experience.
Confidence reinforced through success
Achieving something new makes children feel good, reinforced by awards for effort and achievement allow a child’s confidence to develop.
Sense of community
After bonding through a series of adrenaline inducing activities, it is quite often that children request to come back with their friends during the school holidays to our Day Camps. Some even progress on to stay residentially!
Find out more:
If you are interested to find out a little more about what we can offer your school or you would like to put together a package then please ‘Contact Us’ and we will be more than happy to help.