The Key Stage 3 Outdoor Education programme is based on the school’s belief that by taking learning outside of the classroom and into new and challenging situations, students are able to reflect about and interact with the environment. New opportunities for learning are created and previous skills and understandings are able to be brought to bear in unfamiliar environments. The programme is sequential and builds upon the Key Stage 2 programme. The outdoor challenges grow sequentially in complexity, challenge and levels of independence, throughout Key Stage 3, towards students ultimately participating in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award at Key Stage 4.
Annual outdoor camps are utilised based on Challenging Adventure campsites in: