The Role of the Outdoors
The use of the outdoor environment is an important catalyst in
developing thoughts about a sustainable lifestyle and improving a
student’s relationship with the earth.
Group cooperation, improved self-esteem, a sense of belonging, feelings of empowerment, critical and lateral thinking skills and the ability to reflect and evaluate are some of the most important outcomes of the outdoor program.
Due to the adventurous nature of many of the activities provided available, students receive practical training in first aid, safety, navigation and leadership. Prior to expeditions the boys are given instruction in the theory surrounding the specific activities they will be undertaking.
Outdoor activities include:
- Bush walking