Outdoor Education

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"Challenging experiences outdoors that impact powerfully upon our girls’ intellectual, physical, spiritual, social and moral development."

Outdoor education and recreation promotes active learning through direct personal experience and offers excitement, fun and adventure within a framework of safety.

Building self-confidence and self-esteem is fundamental to any young person’s development. The Outdoor program does this through skills-focused learning, problem solving, team building and self-reliant journeys and activities. The use of the outdoors encourages young people to take greater responsibility for their own learning. It promotes the development of communication, problem solving and decision making skills and a healthy lifestyle.

Trust, care, tolerance and the willingness to give and accept support are all encouraged. Our girls develop effective inter-personal behaviour and to work co-operatively and effectively in teams.

The activities contribute to personal growth and social awareness and develop skills for life and the world of work. Qualities such as a sense of responsibility and a purpose in life are nurtured and pupils develop independence and self-reliance. By overcoming fears our girls make major strides in confidence.

At Tudor we offer a wide range of outdoor experiences which currently include:
Teambuilding and Personal Development tasks
Climbing
Surfing
High ropes
Kayaking
Shooting
Archery
Abseiling
Coasteering
Caving
Gorge Walking
First aid and Trauma Management
Bushcraft
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Walking and Canoeing Bronze to Gold         
Overseas Expedition Programme

"New challenges come to be relished rather than shunned, and perseverance and determination are reinforced. Girls have a positive 'opting in' and 'can do' attitude."