We welcomed 4,158 schools and youth groups to a residential this year. More than 140,000 young people stayed with us as part of these groups.
- 3.9 million children are living in poverty in the UK
- Children from disadvantaged backgrounds are less likely to gain good GCSE results
- 1 in 5 children struggle to learn to read, in part because their parents have literacy issues
- Keeping young people in education for longer reduces crime rates
We have more than 70 Learning Outside the Classroom accredited sites, more than any other residential learning provider. We offer education and activity packages that are National Curriculum linked in a range of inspiring locations across England and Wales.
A recent survey of schools receiving financial support from YHA showed the benefits in confidence were striking, 99% of teachers felt young people went home more confident in their own abilities and two-thirds went home more willing to try new things.
Teachers also report that children who have taken part in residentials make more progress than those who miss out. Students from Parkinson Lane Primary School, Halifax, have made more sub-level improvements after taking part in a school trip than before.
This year YHA supported 8,952 young people from 712 schools and groups who needed financial aid to participate in their residential break. £323,670 was gifted from generous donors and YHA towards helping these young people achieve the same outcomes as their peers.
When we apply a social value wellbeing valuation to this financial aid early indications are that it is responsible for at least £2.4m of wellbeing benefits for young people. These are early indications from our consultants Jump and Simetrica, who are confident that the social value of YHA can only grow.
Education key outcomes
We found that 99% of teachers felt young people were more confident in their own abilities, and 65% said every single pupil in the class went home more confident. 70% of pupils went home more likely to try new things.
Did you know?
800,000 children and young people are living with a disability and 330,000 have never accessed activities outside the home. £150 could enable a family to take their disabled child on a memorable break away from home.