The focus of Outdoor Learning is to provide unique opportunities for our Senior School pupils to develop a sense of leadership while giving them a true sense of working as an individual and in teams.
The Outdoor Pursuits Centre provides a focal point for the pupils taking part in highly popular activities such as the Combined Cadet Force and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, as well as a variety of other adventurous pursuits in the UK and abroad. Recently there have been climbing trips to Snowdonia and canoeing DofE Gold expeditions to Wales and Scotland. Pupils have also undertaken a number of Overseas Expeditions including to Madagascar and Norway. Pupils in the Upper Junior School, Middle School and Senior School also are invited to go on regular ski trips in Europe and the USA.
There are also a number of regular opportunities for all our pupils to enjoy learning in the local outdoor environment.
The Pre-School children are regularly out and about on Southsea Seafront as part of their Beach School learning and the Junior School pupils regularly visit locations such as Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Kingley Vale and the local area to enrich their curriculum learning.
In the Middle School (Years 7 and 8) pupils have the opportunity to participate in a series of single days and overnight camps at an Outdoor Education site. They learn bush crafts such as fire-lighting and shelter-building in order to heighten their knowledge and understanding of the natural environment. It is a great grounding for pupils interested in pursuing The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.