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. Find out more about planning a Brilliant Residential Read the rest of this article

October half term activity day

October Half Term Activity Day Thursday 30th October. 9 am –  4 pm Cost £20.15 This would be a great way to spend a day of your school holiday week. Come and use our ropes courses, zip wire, climbing wall and lots of other exciting activities. Please contact White Hall Centre for more information and to book. Tel no: 01298 23260 Email: Read the rest of this article

What makes a ‘Brilliant Residential’?

This report is well worth a read and the findings support the work that White Hall Outdoor Education Centre and schools are doing. Learning Away is a five-year action research initiative, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. It is working with a group of sixty schools to test the concept of a ‘Brilliant Residential’ – seeking to define and demonstrate the positive impact that high-quality residential learning can have for students and teachers, and engage increasing numbers of primary Read the rest of this article