Sir Chris Bonington pledges his support for #BrilliantResidentials

In October 2016 we launched an online pledge system to encourage everyone: schools, teachers, parents, students, residential providers, Initial Teacher Education providers, youth groups and all those working with young people to pledge to work together to provide more and higher quality brilliant residentials.

Almost 200 pledges have now been posted on the Learning Away website and shared on social media, from a really wide range of supporters of the campaign including, Sir Chris Bonington CVO CBE DL, the great mountaineer, writer, photographer and lecturer.  Commenting on his pledge to work with others to provide more Brilliant Residentials Sir Chris said:

“The Learning Away evidence proves what I have always known, children benefit in a profound way from the adventure of a residential and the opportunity and experience of being absorbed in what they are learning in the great outdoors.”

Sir Chris joins by international adventurer and Chief Scout Bear Grylls who endorses the Brilliant Residentials campaign commenting:

“We love the Brilliant Residentials model because it improves students’ resilience, self-confidence and wellbeing.”

Pledge your support now.

Join the #BrilliantResidentials campaign


You can make your pledge to work with others to provide more and higher quality residentials here.


Share your stories and photographs of high-quality residentials on facebook and on twitter, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #BrilliantResidentials

Campaign Pack

Wherever you are, you can use the tools in the campaign pack which can be downloaded here to put Brilliant Residentials on the map.