The aim of the outdoor education programme is to help students develop skills such as team work, leadership, problem solving, and communication, outside of a traditional classroom environment.
Over the course of three years, students will be working towards a wide range of certificates from the AQA Unit Award Scheme. As part of this, students’ practical skills will be continually assessed, and they will earn certificates in topics such as: den building, fire lighting, canoeing, climbing. and vocational skills. The qualifications will be personalised to the interests and career aspirations of the young person. The overall aim of the course is to:
- Develop and demonstrate a range of personal skills.
- Broaden experience and enhance learning through enrichment activities.
- Acquire certificated awards.
Content & Assessment
- AQA Unit Award Scheme
- St John’s Teach the Difference 1st Aid Award
- Paddle Power Award
- National Navigators Award
- Opportunity to take part in Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
The programme consists of practical on and off site activities, to include:
- First Aid
- Navigational skills.
- Forest School activities such as fire lighting and den building
- Vocational skills such as Construction; Gardening; Hairdressing (these will be personalised to fit the needs of the group).