With A salty twist ........................
Today TES published an article by Dan Watson -'A trip outdoors is a seed of change' .......its worth a read and great to have Ray Mears championing residential experiences for the school curriculum. Ray states that pupils need to embrace the natural environment and that this in turn impacts positively on their school life.
The ocean plays a big part in our residential packages.....but so it should.......we are all surrounded by it!
And, Its not just about the fun or the lifelong memories created in the water, each FWA activity package is designed to nurture the personal development of students.
On the first night pupils meet the RNLI, fancy dress is normally involved! The week then unfolds through a variety of learning opportunities.
Each day starts with a cooked breakfast and then the timetable of activities lead you through a series of new experiences and challenges.
Impact and Evidence
We always look forward to hearing from our schools when they return the following year.........
We hear first hand the lasting impact of our FWA Activity Packages but the growing support and evidence for school residential trips is also stacking up.
[after their residential experience] More than two thirds of secondary students felt they had a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses 73%, had developed their listening skills 71%, had more confidence in explaining things to others 71% and felt more able to join in discussions at school 68%”
York Consulting, Evaluation of Learning Away: Interim Report 1, June 2013
We love to know that the salty experience of a First Wave Adventure continues to support teachers and pupils back at school.