Outdoor Adventure Sports, UK

October 2009 (half term)
Students tried a range of outdoor adventure sports at a specialized activity centre in Shropshire, UK (approximately 4 hours from London). This was a very popular trip and an opportunity for students to try different sports for the first time, to work as a team and to challenge themselves. This course is fully compatible with the IB Curriculum –Physical Education, Outdoor and Adventure activities. As well as developing new sporting skills, after completing this activity program students became more confident, motivated and showed better communication skills.

Activities: All activities were led by qualified instructors. No child was forced to do all the activities on offer, but all students were challenged to achieve realistic goals. This included a student who was scared of water trying canoeing for the first time and nervous students showing great skill and composure on the confidence course.

Activities included:

  • Caving (in a safe artificial caving system comprising of over 240 square meters of tunnels)
  • Rifle range (using .177 small bore rifles)
  • Camp craft, survival skills, Orienteering and expedition experience
  • Archery
  • Climbing (on a specially designed wall) and Abseiling
  • Canoeing
  • High ropes course (5-7m tall) and 70m zip wire
  • An aerial confidence obstacle course.