At Holme Valley we have been taking part in residential visits for over 30 years. We believe that residential visits can be an empowering and life-changing experience for children. The benefits of taking children out of their comfort zone (home/school environment) on a residential visit are immeasurable. They get to take part in outdoor activities which can help develop self-esteem, responsibility, problem-solving skills, teamwork, independence, tolerance, social skills and, of course, physical health.
The children have the opportunity of improving their teamwork skills and in some cases this time away from their families boosts self-confidence and encourages self organisation skills. These skills are vital life skills that will be needed as they go to secondary school and for life beyond this.
We have many ex-pupils who come back to visit us either as students on work experience or as parents of children currently attending Holme Valley. Time and time again they like to share their fond memories and stories of their own time on residential visit.
Residential blog 2016
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