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The Brilliant Benefits of Winter Residentials

Six compelling reasons why schools should plan winter residentials. More information about Learning Away. Advertisements

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More Than Just A Ski Trip

New research into the impact of school field trips on students’ aptitudes for learning, indicates that certain types of ‘character development’ intervention can positively influence the quality of key student-to-teacher and student-to-student relationships. Moreover, the research suggests that the improvement … Continue reading

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Kids Microadventure

Middleham School microadventure with Alastair Humphries.

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New YHA School Trips Web Site

The YHA have a new School Trips web site which provides easy access to a wide range of information on places to stay and things to do. You can also find out more about their Breaks for Kids bursary which … Continue reading

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Walk to School Week 2017

Walk to school week for Barnsley schools takes place from Monday 15 to Friday 19 May. More information and to get involved below. More information and an application form is available here

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Great Adventures? Adventure learning theory

Simon Beames, lecturer in outdoor learning at Edinburgh University, presents a framework for adventurous learning that can be used to analyse your own teaching practices. “The trusty Oxford Concise  dictionary tells us that an adventure is an ‘unusual, exciting, or daring experience’. Scholars tell us its ‘outcomes cannot be predicted to any great degree’ (Higgins, 2001) and … Continue reading

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On the Wildness of Children

There is some dawning awareness these days of the insanity of raising children almost entirely indoors….. A thought provoking essay by Carol Black, writer, filmmaker and director of the documentary film Schooling the World. Read On the Wildness of Children … Continue reading

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School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten

No classroom for these school children: this documentary film takes us to a forest kindergarten in Switzerland where children age 4 to 7 spend every day outside in the forest. This is a thought-provoking film about public education in early … Continue reading

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New GCSE, AS/A level Geography Fieldwork Guide

A new GCSE, AS/A level Geography Fieldwork Guide has been published by Edexcel, produced in association with the Field Studies Council, the Geographical Association and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). This Geography Fieldwork Guide is designed for use by … Continue reading

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First Aid Friends Programme for Schools: KS1 and KS2

http://www.discoverytraining.org/first-aid-friends/The First Aid Friends Programme has been written and developed by Emma Gaskell & Sarah Moses of Discovery Training (Yorkshire) Ltd: It provides a carefully planned developmental opportunity of learning through which children acquire knowledge and life skills in First … Continue reading

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