Kingswood is one of the leading providers of residential trips, they support teachers in bringing learning to life. As holders of the ‘Learning Outside the Classroom’ Quality Badge, they aim to instil self-confidence and a sense of achievement, through a positive experience which is educational, enjoyable, challenging and rewarding.
Kingswood know that the outdoor education opportunities they provide at their centres improve young peoples’ development in all five areas of the ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes. This new approach by the Government is aimed at helping children achieve their goals in life. At Kingswood, children can get into the outdoors, learning about healthy lifestyles and active minds. Students learn how to take risks in a safe and secure environment at the Kingswood centres. Young people learn through having fun, with engaging and inspiring challenges, learning more about themselves and their classmates.
Students learn to work as a team, demonstrating support, tolerance and encouragement for others. Time away from home inspires confidence and independence; and key life skills development includes decision making, leadership, initiative and problem solving. The experience equips children with valuable social skills for their future, broadening their horizons to the opportunities available and non-academic ways of learning; increasing their appetite for learning and in turn, raising standards of attainment.