Why take children camping?

Key features

  • Developing pupils' independence and resilience
  • Use of volunteers
  • Lower-cost model

Hanover Primary School takes Year 6 away for a week on a ‘back to basics’ residential, where the focus is on living and working together as a community. Pupils play a central role in every aspect of camp life as well as take part in staff-run camp-based activities.

Watch this video, made by the school, to hear from pupils, staff and volunteers why this experience is important – and why it’s so powerful.

Hanover Primary School – why take children camping? from jacksloan on Vimeo.