Outdoor Education

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education at Riversides is a program designed to teach our pupils the following skills.

  • To provide knowledge, understanding and respect for the outdoor environment.
  • To develop social skills whilst mixing with society.
  • To engage logical solutions to Everyday situations in and out of school.
  • To provide a sense of achievement when being pushed out of there comfort zone.
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork

Visit Leader Training is attended by all our staff that are involved in the management and supervision of young people engaged in off-site activities and visits.

Within our school our pupils will take part in two types of outdoor education.

Outdoor adventure

This is a range of activities focusing on pushing pupils out of there comfort zone and working on resilience. Such activities are listed below.

  • Climbing
  • Sailing/canoeing
  • Mountain Biking

Forest Schools

Pupils focus on group bonding, team work and social skills. These activities could include….

  • Outdoor cooking
  • Carving/bush craft
  • Hill Walking
  • Problem solving

These outdoor topics and activities have always been successful with our SEMH students. Whilst enhancing and developing the points listed above it also provides future opportunities to work in the outdoor industry with the many qualifications a pupil can gain through us. Year 10 also are doing the “DofE” Scheme and JASS for year 9s, which is widely recognized in colleges, universities and future employers