Introduction to Adventure
At the start of their first year, all pupils attend a local outdoor centre for an overnight stay followed by an action-packed day of activities such as: climbing, fire lighting and a high and low ropes course. The aim of this trip is to help everyone to get to know each other in a relaxed, fun and challenging environment.
Staying in a cabin on the edge of the Arctic Circle, our Second Form pupils spend a week in the sub-zero temperatures of this beautiful area experiencing cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, dog sledding, ice fishing, as well as spending time in a Swedish school. In addition, they are also responsible for shopping, cooking, and cleaning for themselves all week, making this a true expedition experience.
This is a programme of outdoor and adventurous activities run on a Friday afternoon for all Third Form pupils. Activities include: outdoor cooking, kayaking, cycling, first aid, expedition skills, navigation, orienteering, indoor climbing, sailing, shooting, survival, river crossing, sub-aqua and archery.
Introduction to Sailing
Dinghy Sailing Academies are also run on the Isle of Wight for Second and Third Form pupils to introduce them to sailing, here pupils also have their first experience of sailing on the Jolie Brise.