Outdoor Education

 

In the 21st century young people face demands for an ever increasing range of talents and attributes, many of which cannot be learned in classrooms. Our Outdoor Education programme provides activities that inspire and empower young people while building the resilience required for both the professional and personal sphere.

Outdoor Education allows us to:

·         Take young people out of the classroom and immerse them in a natural, outdoor environment

·         Expose young people to new challenges

·         Promote interaction with others

·         Create moments of self-discovery and facilitate learning about self, others and the environment

 

Benefits to young people:

·         Improved confidence

·         Increased determination and resilience

·         Improved self-awareness

·         Improved collaborative skills

·         Improved communication skills

·         Improved leadership skills

·         Increased environmental awareness and concern

In the area of Crans-Montana, we have the perfect setting for a superb range of activities, led by qualified and experienced professionals.

In the Senior School, the children take part in outdoor education as part of the weekend programme. They participate in an ‘age-related’ progressive programme that can include walking, high ropes, orienteering, outdoor cooking, mountain-biking, climbing and camp craft. In Year 9, students start work on their John Muir Award. This environmental award scheme focuses on wild places. It is meant to help people connect with nature, enjoy and care for wild places. The environment is not seen in isolation or as an add on, but as an essential component at the heart of outdoor experiences, adventure, learning, creativity and wellbeing. Le Régent College is currently the only institution outside the UK that is recognised as a provider of the John Muir Award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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