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BBC report on the profound impact of Brilliant Residentials

Spot FSC Malham Tarn on the BBC Breakfast show during the feature for Learning Away.

“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 reporters Dan Walker and Louise Minchin introduced the six minute report in the studio which was shown at 6.50am, 7.50am and 8.50am on the 19th July 2016.

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 Learning Away’s 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 our Centre Malham Tarn, in the Yorkshire Dales. Here he reported: “Teachers say this type of immersive learning can change a child’s whole approach to school.”

FSC Malham Tarn, couldn’t be happier that we were a part of Learning Away’s Brilliant Residential campaign. We hope this report encourages more schools to come on field trips and get children outside the classroom.   


For more information on Learning Away.