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Outside influences can be just what children need

Research has shown the positive impact that residential experiences can have on students. For some, it can be life-changing

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Teenager Ben* was reluctant to go on a three-night residential with his school in East Kilbride. He was on the cusp of disengagement from his lessons and the cost of attending was too much of a financial burden on his family. After much encouragement from his teachers, the school cajoled Ben into going and supported him with the costs.

The trip was a sports development residential, offering Ben a chance to take part in sports he loved but had not previously been able to study in depth. He flourished and became re-engaged with his studies. When he got back to school, he took part in after ...

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