Real happiness and success comes from the strong relationships we form as well as fundamental human qualities such as resilience, humility, enthusiasm, persistence or the desire to achieve a positive or worthwhile outcome.
It's these kind of social skills that young people learn and the new relationships they form on a residential trip that develops their confidence and enhances a real sense of belonging.
What are the outcomes of forging strong relationships?
- Opportunities to break down existing barriers, hierarchies and power relationships
- Students and teachers work more collaboratively in unfamiliar surroundings on unfamiliar tasks where the teacher is not automatically the expert
- Students are more willing to ask for help
- Opportunities to develop and practice key social skills
- Young people feel a real sense of community and belonging
- Residential trips are a leveller for students and staff
On a residential trip, in an outside environment, youngsters are not judged based on their academic achievements but instead are valued in different ways and discover new ways of being successful
A Rockley adventure focuses on inclusivity, team spirit, encouragement, motivaton and fun - with that comes self-belief, achievement and positive life-long friendships.
Other people matter, your happiness and well-being is directly impacted upon by your relationships and connections with others.
* Taken from the Learning Away Study