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Residential Experience Celtic Harmony Camp: Programmes Evaluation Report

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages29
Publication statusSubmitted - Mar 2020

Abstract

Celtic Harmony’ camps were created with an aim to improve wellbeing, giving children the confidence to try new things and mix with new people, through overcoming challenges of experiencing different environment, giving the children the opportunity to learn and grow and become well rounded citizens for the future.
This report provides evaluation of the residential experience delivered by Celtic Harmony to year 3 and year 4 pupils from 26 schools – 19 self-funded schools, and 7 schools were funded by xxxx. The visits took place in May-July and Sept-Oct 2019. Out of 8 schools visiting last year 7 returned, and for 2 of the schools (Shenley Primary and St Catherine’s) this was a third visit, the rest visited Celtic Harmony for the first time. The report analyses the experiences of pupils and teachers.
Following the visit, the pupils’ scoring indicated improvement in all, but 1, aspects of their self-assessment, especially in self-efficacy, and well-being. The students enjoyed the programme and the learning from the activities.
There was also a significant improvement in pupils’ reporting of their mood following participation in the residential programmes.
The report is divided into two parts. Part 1 focuses on 7 funded schools, providing case studies for each school. Part 2 provides analysis of findings for the self-funded schools as well as analysis for all 26 schools taking part on residential experience in 2019.
All activities undertaken by pupils, and most of the facilitators were rated highly by the teachers. The teachers also commented on good organisational aspects and exceptional approach to teaching delivered by the programmes.

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