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Access for All

Housing Company Gives Donation for Inclusive Equipment We are excited to share that during the 'Lockdown' period, back in April, we were the lucky winners of a 'Persimmon Homes: Building Futures' scheme. We received a whopping £1000 grant towards buying new inclusive equipment for the Centre. This will open up many more opportunities for children visiting us with additional needs, allowing them to take part in more activities when they arrive their group for a day or residential course.Read Read the rest of this article

Team member’s innovation recognised by LOtC

Learning Outside the Classroom heroes honoured at national LOtC Awards 2018

Four leading practitioners in the world of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) have been recognised as ‘LOtC Heroes’ including Dan Riley, a programme leader here at White Hall Outdoor Education Centre. Dan was presented with the 'LOtC Innovator Award' sponsored by YHA and had this to say:

“Receiving the Award has had an immediate impact on STEM Adventure. It has raised its profile both within Derbyshire and Read the rest of this article

Derbyshire students venture towards science careers

Students from Derbyshire schools have been combining outdoor adventure with industry visits to discover how science can help them secure a future career.

A pilot programme backed by local businesses and run at White Hall Centre has already given students from New Mills School and the council’s Virtual School a taste for a career in science.

The centre has put together a programme of science-based activities related to the Key Stage Three curriculum for 11-14 year-olds, combined with visits Read the rest of this article

Industry news: Brilliant Residentials video based on Learning Away findings

At White Hall Centre, we closely follow research and reports released by Learning Away - who have a vision to support more children and young people to enjoy Brilliant Residentials.

The below short film highlights some recent overwhelming evidence from Learning Away, an action research programme involving over 60 primary, secondary and special schools, that trips with an overnight stay have a transformative impact on everyone involved.

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