“We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.”
Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto, December 2006
We offer a range of courses from KS2 to A level supporting the pledges made in the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto and the aims of the Every Child Matters Agenda:
- Be healthy
- Stay safe
- Enjoy and achieve
- Make a positive contribution
- Achieve economic well-being
Activities are linked to the National Curriculum and QCA Schemes of Work, and can be tailored to the needs of your students. Age, ability and prior knowledge will be taken into account when devising your programme of study.
Organisation of the programme and option choice is very flexible. A ‘themed’ programme, with individual activities complementing and building on each other, can be a useful way of creating a more holistic approach to the residential experience. Examples of possible themes include habitats, coasts, and adaptations. The Sustainable Schools framework introduces a number of doorways which could also be used as themes, e.g. energy, water, waste, food, grounds and local well-being.
In September 2007, Chris Wright joined the team as the "Roots and Shoots" Growing for the Future Project Officer. Since then, several schools and youth organisations have been involved with growing activities in Holt Hall's walled kitchen garden. Holt Hall staff would be pleased to discuss ways in which these exciting new opportunities may be integrated into your teaching programme.