Department of Adventure

All children love adventure and we believe that when children are having fun they are more open to learning. We also seek to encourage all of our pupils to develop confidence, build on their self-esteem and to become empowered by the range of experiences we offer. 

These skills are built on and throughout the year there are extra opportunities to camp, attend PGL and take part in more challenges for those who want more!

Please do not worry if your child is anxious when they first join the school. We are experienced in meeting individual needs and the challenges start very small and build up to longer trips away or more adventurous activities when a child is ready and in their own time.  


Each week every class looks forward to an afternoon of outdoor education led by Mr Jenner. Below is a list of some of the activities on this year’s adventure schedule. 

  • Rockpooling
  • Walks on the moor and in the woods
  • Geocaching
  • Coastal walks
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain biking
  • Bushcraft
  • Kayaking
  • Paddle boarding
  • First aid skills
  • Climbing
  • Horse riding
  • Swimming lessons
  • Wild swimming
  • Caving
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Farm visits
  • Duke of Edinburgh Training
  • Problem Solving
  • Camping



Outdoor Education gives us a unique opportunity to: 

  • Encourage an active lifestyle
  • Make a connection with the natural world
  • Understanding how important the natural world is for our existence
  • Develop stress coping strategies
  • Challenge pupils both physically and mentally
  • Practise our team skills
  • Recognize the strengths and weaknesses in us all
  • Take part in a wider range of physical activities
  • Introduce skills for life
  • Form a bond with staff / other pupils
  • Enable pupils to express concerns they have, giving staff the opportunity to teach them coping strategies
  • Teach our pupils perseverance.
  • Get children outside, in the natural world as often as possible