“Outdoor learning involves the transformation of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours through direct engagement with the outdoor environment for the personal and social benefit of individuals, families, society and the planet.”
Outdoor education 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 Education program at Tudor 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.
Below is an example of the outdoor trips on off to the girls by year group.
Autumn residential, Worcestershire
This happens on the first weekend in Todd; the trip is designed to help the girls get to know each other and their house staff. The program ensures they are kept nice and busy over the first weekend away from home, therefore having less time to be homesick! Activities include the aqua park, high ropes, sailing and puzzle solving.
The girls spend the day at Cornbury Park, learning about how to camouflage and make basic traps; as well as become adept at wilderness first aid. At the end of the day the girls get to put their new skills into practice with a final scenario which tests all their newly learnt skills!
Autumn Residential, South Wales
This is a chance for the IIs to really stretch their wings. There is a fantastic selection of high adrenaline activities such as a climbing, abseiling, surfing and gorge walking. With some more laid back evening activities such as yoga, mindfulness and guided night walks and campfires.
Building upon the skill learnt in Todd, the IIs are given the opportunity to expand their basic survival skills; developing skills such as fire making, shelter building and rabbit butchery. This takes in Cornbury Park in Oxford over a weekend in the summer term.
Autumn residential trip, Somerset
This is an excellent opportunity for the girls to get to know one another and to really get stuck into life at Tudor. The weekend is full of different activities, from high adrenaline activities such as coasting and stand up paddle boarding, to the less physical but equally challenging, target sports and yoga.
Snowdon Lent Appeal
The girls use the Snowdon climb as an event for their Charity Lent Appeal, gaining sponsorship for their walk. Climbing Snowdon via the Pyg track and returning down the Llanberis track.