BBC report on the profound impact of Brilliant Residentials

On 19 July 2016 Learning Away was the feature of a BBC Breakfast report. Dan Walker and Louise Minchin introduced the 6 minute report in the studio which was shown at 6.50am, 7.50am and 8.50am: “A new campaign is being launched to encourage schools to organise more trips with an overnight stay, the group – Learning Away, say these excursions improve achievement as well as relationships and behaviour.”


BBC Breakfast Reporter, Graham Satchell joined students from Canterbury Academy live on their Brilliant Residential aboard the HMS Cavalier at the Historic Dockyard Chatham. He reported on the huge claims being made by our Brilliant Residentials campaign about overnight educational stays: “Researchers claim school trips with an overnight stay can have a profound effect on relationships, learning and independence”.

Graham also reported on the engagement and excitement he witnessed when he joined St Theresa’s Primary School in Leeds on their residential at the Field Studies Council Centre in Malham. Here he reported: “Teachers say this type of immersive learning can change a child’s whole approach to school.”

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