For five roastingly hot days in July, 80 year 10 students from the Canterbury Academy in Kent took part in a residential visit at Hampton Court Palace.
The main purpose of the visit was to enable disengaged students to learn and achieve in a more positive, supportive and inspirational environment – altering the way they interact with their subjects by taking them out of their normal school environment over an extended period of time.
The idea for this residential – believed to be the first of its kind at a historic site in the UK – emerged as a result of a new partnership between Historic Royal Palaces and the Learning Away initiative from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
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