St Paul’s offers a number of opportunities for pupils to enrich their learning experience through outdoor education. You can find dates for outdoor education activities on the what’s on calendar here. For further information on outdoor education please contact Mr Paul Duffin on 01908 669735 or by email here.
We have a number of trips to the Longrigg Residential Centre in Cumbria where pupils can take part in curriculum-themed outdoor activities and study sessions. Learning outside the classroom has been proven to raise self-esteem, confidence, personal organisation and self-awareness and, of course, this can translate into better attainment at school. You can find out more about Longrigg here.
Duke of Edinburgh
Through the school pupils can participate in three progressive levels of the Duke of Edinburgh programmes which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The DofE programme can start when a pupil is in Year 9 and the scheme comprises three sections volunteering, physical and skills. You can find more information about the programme here.
Pupils have the opportunity to spend three days in the woods at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Bushcraft trips include sessions on how to make and cook over an open fire, shelter building, tracking skills, use of cutting tools, games and team building activities. Students are also involved in daily tasks such as cooking and clearing up.