Woodland Activities

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The woods situated on our 200 acre site is the perfect place to explore, learn and develop a multitude of new personal and physical skills. Our outdoor activity centre, features a 21 obstacle armed forces style assault course; a 220 metre zip wire; a 22 element high ropes course; a 12 element low ropes course for younger children; abseiling facilities; 2 climbing walls; a 20 person intentionally basic bunkhouse for use as a dorm, or teaching facility; and the centrepiece: the 25 metre ‘Bourdillon Tower’.

The woods and activity centre are also used for induction, training and house bonding. At the end of the summer, we utilise the facilities for our ‘Step up to Sixth Form’ event, which aims to welcome new pupils, and give our Sixth Formers a sense of the greater responsibility and challenge that comes with starting Year 12. They take part in team building, leadership and problem-solving activities within their House groups.

Survival Course

Our Head of Adventure has created a new survival course for year 9 pupils, based loosely on a military escape and evasion exercise. Pupils are participating in shelter building, fire building, wild food preparation, open fire cooking, emergency first aid and escape and evade exercises. The course is open to all pupils and is intended to hone interpersonal and life skills such as team building, leadership, resilience, and self-confidence, and will encourage pupils to care about the outdoors and their local environment.