We all love learning away and going on residential! From Wollaton Park to Penzance, going away from school for an over-night experience is great. Now, Nottingham City (already a national leader in residentials and education) has backed the campaign to get more schools out, exploring and staying over-night.
One of OppNotts’ biggest supporters, and Nottingham City Council portfolio holder for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sam Webster pledged his support and said:
‘Nottingham City Council believes in the value that residential experiences bring to young people’s lives and pledge to encourage schools to provide more life changing #BrilliantResidentials for young people.’
#BrilliantResidentials is going to be a huge success in Nottingham thanks to the amazing staff, schools and expertise we have to draw on. The Wollaton Park Key Stage 1 Camps have been running in the city for almost 10 years and now over 1,500 Key Stage 1 pupils experience their first school residential while on these camps each year. There has also been a 50% increase in school over-night visits over the last six years, to over 325 residentials being undertaken in 2015/16 and even more planned this year. Through the Out and About strand of OppNotts, children can progress through the a wide range of progressive residential experiences that range from overnight camps on the school site; visits to Youth Hostels and Outdoor Education Centres to visits and expeditions abroad. All of which enrich young people’s lives and help prepare them for life beyond school.
Nottingham is #Brilliant and its schools do #BrilliantResidentials