Secondary Activity Residential Trips

"It is clear that we need to make a cultural shift away from viewing high-quality residential learning as an enrichment activity to a position where it is firmly embedded as part of each young person’s entitlement."

Learning Away Evaluation Report, York Consulting 2015


Memories made on a residential experience can stay with a young person forever. Here at Mount Cook, we strive to make each residential as exciting, informative and memorable as possible! Along the way, your students will develop skills which are essential for life beyond secondary school, college or sixth form. These skills include teamwork, communication, resilience and self-belief. 

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Our Activities

All of the activities we offer encourage students to engage with and take ownership of their own learning, helping to enhance relationships between fellow peers and teachers, whilst creating meaningful opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills. We can tailor each activity session to meet desired learning objectives, whether it's raising aspirations or developing a greater sense of cohesion within a year group. Take a look at our Revision Residential Package to help increase motivation and attainment during exam period! 

What are the benefits? 

Residential experiences can have a lasting positive impact on young people of all ages. Not to mention, they are a lot of fun! Download our Benefits of Residentials Infographic to discover more. 

Resources for Teachers

To make your life easier, we have collated a selection of free resources which may be necessary for the organisation of a Mount Cook residential. This documentation includes risk assessments and information on our accreditations


Revision Residential Package

Residentials have been proven to increase engagement with learning and increase attainment. We combine fun, outdoor activities with valuable classroom time to provide an effective revision experience.


Planning Tools

Organising a residential for a class or entire school can be an overwhelming task. Read, download and use any of our free Planning Tools, to ensure that your students get the most out of their Mount Cook experience.