Monthly Archives: June 2013

Oasis Nunsthorpe Summer Camp

A fantastic 3 days camp with Year 4s from Oasis Nunsthorpe. Brilliantly helpful, Environmentally aware, organised, resourceful, great fun and fantastic campfire singers 🙂

Here they are hanging around, swinging and climbing around Low Ropes and Bouldering on the wall.

Watch this space for more photos …

 

 

Environmental Learning Day – Scartho Juniors

A great day out exploring the school environment at Scartho Juniors. The school environment offers a fantastic range of trees and plants and Year 4s spent a day learning & sharing their knowledge about trees and the environment.

Learning Away

Does Learning Away matter? Read this compelling evidence
for residential experience from the Paul Hamlyn Trust’s interim report on the
impact of high quality residentials on pupil’s learning, well being &
relationships.

http://www.lotc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Evaluation-of-Learning-Away.pdf

Learning Away’s 2012-15 evaluation strategy specifically addresses the two main aims of the initiative.

(1) To build a strong evidence base that will support four key Learning Away propositions, i.e. to demonstrate that high quality residential learning:

  • Has a strong, positive impact on academic achievement and a wide range of pupil-level outcomes, including emotional well-being, learner engagement, behaviour and personal, social, employability and life skills;
  • Can transform the learning experience of pupils;
  • Can help to transform schools;
  • Does not need to be expensive. Investment in residential learning is money well spent

(2) To generate new insights and understanding about how and why residential learning achieves these outcomes.

New Waltham Summer Camp

A fantastic few days camping with New Waltham Academy at Cherry Garth. An enthusiastic team of Year 4s who worked & played hard whilst climbing, swinging & hanging around the low ropes course, building dens, and getting ‘lost’ orienteering. The highlight of the visit – creeping & hiding in the copse for camoflage games & fab singing around the campfire – including SpongeBob’s Campfire Song Song on the ukulele by Rosie 🙂

http://www.newwaltham.net/