Buckswood Outdoor Education

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Buckswood School Outdoor Education programme

The philosophy behind the Buckswood School Outdoor Education programme is to encourage and inspire Scholars of any age through positive outdoor experiences and to enhance the education that scholars receive at Buckswood School

By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in an outdoor environment each scholar will have an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills.

At Buckswood we place a large degree of importance on the use of the outdoors as a medium to enable our scholars to develop their confidence, team working ability and leadership, which complimenting both the academic and physical education that Scholars receive as being part of the Buckswood Community.

We feel that in this highly competitive world, this gives our scholars a unique skill set that makes our scholars stand out from the crowd.

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Facilities

Buckswood School’s impressive facilities extends to a new 13 acre woodland, which is home the Buckswood Outdoor Activities Centre.

The 13 acre woodland is a mixed woodland comprising of pine, beech, ash birch, and oak, The Woods also boast a reasonable size pond.

Students will be able to enjoy the woodlands and take part in a number of activities to compliment the academic and physical education that they receive at school.

As a facility the new woodland site will enable students to do the following activities:

1. Horse riding
2. Wild camping
3. Paintballing
4. Low ropes confidence course
5. Woodland ecology studies
6. Bush craft survival
7. Mountain biking
8. Field Archery
9. Clay pigeon shooting.
10. Leadership and teamwork development

By taking the students away from their home luxuries and out of their comfort zone enable them develop a unique set of skills and attributes that they would not normally be able to develop within the confines of a classroom, making them stick out from the crowd, which in todays highly competitive world is crucial.


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