Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Oakfield School offers pupils opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences outside the classroom environment. In Years, 7 and 8 Pupils have the opportunity to access a local allotment.

Year 9 pupils access outdoor education 1 day a week. They participate in a wide range of activities including; climbing, Kayaking, bush craft, mountain Biking and navigation skills. Within these, there is opportunity to work towards national recognising awards such as NIBAS, NICAS and Go Mountain Bike Award. The learning experience are split into hard skills regarding the activity taking place as well as soft skills relating to personal development.

Year 10 students participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award 1 day a week. There are three levels of programme, which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Each award is divided in to 4 sections:

  • Volunteering
  • Physical
  • Skills
  • Expedition

The aim being these programmes of study is to promote the holistic development of all pupils fostering resilience, confidence, independence and creativity.