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RESOURCES

Simplifying the planning process

Organising a residential for a class, entire school or organised group can be an overwhelming task. There's a lot of different elements to consider. That's why we have taken the time to collate a selection of free resources specifically designed to help simplify the planning process. Please feel free to read, download and use any of the resources below!

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Residential trips have been proven to enhance personal growth, increase self-confidence away from home, and develop the mental and emotional resilience of children and young people.

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Learning Away has developed a Planning Flowchart Template document, using the Theory of Change approach to planning, delivering and evaluating brilliant residential trips.

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We have created a PowerPoint presentation which can be delivered to parents / guardians, which provides more information on Mount Cook, our activities, accommodation and facilities.

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Why is it important to communicate the risks and benefits associated with outdoor activities to parents?

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Our Risk Management Summary has been externally inspected by The British Activity Providers Association (BAPA).

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To save you some time, we have created a permission letter which can be downloaded, modified and sent to parents / guardians.

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Here is everything you need to know as a Group Leader! Full of useful pre-visit information including kit lists, sleeping arrangements, our payment procedure and directions.

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Learning Away's Brilliant Residentials Summary Report is jam-packed full of evidence, facts and findings on the importance of outdoor learning. It's worth a read!

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This Learning Through Landscapes Early Years resource provides suggestions for inspiring outdoor activities which can be delivered on your school grounds.

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Mount Cook Activity Limited is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales. 

Company registration number: 08906431  | Registered address: 57 Ashbourne Road, Derby, DE 22 3FS  | VAT registration number: 241628125