Adventure, Ten Tors & DofE
Learning outside the classroom through adventurous activities is known to have significant educational benefits, helping children develop technical, intellectual and social skills and overcoming fear, anxiety and physical stress as they venture out of their comfort zones and learn about taking controlled risks.
We are lucky to have Dartmoor, Exmoor and the beaches of North Cornwall and North Devon on our doorstep, a brilliant opportunity for outdoor learning and adventure. We encourage pupils to experiment with different outdoor activities, challenge themselves, fuel their adrenaline and explore pathways and outcomes that are not fully predictable.
Activities on offer include hiking, sailing, climbing, kayaking, rowing, surfing and mountain biking among many others and we are always looking for new ideas from our pupils!
Ten Tors and Duke of Edinburgh
Each year our pupils take part in the Ten Tors Challenge, hiking 35, 45 or 55 miles over Dartmoor, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, which involves planning, training for and taking part in a three day exhibition. Both challenges promote teamwork and resilience as well as enabling pupils to learn new skills such as bushcraft, orienteering and navigation.