We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development. Outdoor Education helps young people to become more motivated and independent. It develops practical life skills and lasting physical and mental well-being.
The school is one of the foremost providers of Outdoor Education in the UK and pride ourselves on our excellent reputation. Mrs Jones is our full-time Head of Outdoor Education, coordinating, organising and leading the students on their expeditions.
Opportunities for All
In Year 7, we run our own Adventure Challenge Award and offer a Bushcraft Residential in the May Half Term. We also have an Outdoor Adventure and Orienteering Club that is very popular with the students.
In Year 9, students participate in a 3 day long Sandstone Trail Expedition through Cheshire, before offering the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme from Year 10 onwards.
As well as organising all the activities, challenges, trips and expeditions, we manage all aspects of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards, which include volunteering, physical and skills sections plus a residential section at Gold level.
Students may also undertake John Muir Awards: these involve discovering wild places, exploring them, taking part in conservation activities and sharing experiences. In addition to the outdoor pursuits opportunities, there are bushcraft, survival, navigation and first aid courses available.
Recent overseas eco-challenges have seen students travelling to far-flung destinations, such as Borneo, Peru and South Africa, where they take part in ‘once in a lifetime’ community projects, trekking and wildlife experiences.
For more information about Outdoor Ed you can also contact Mrs Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org