SEQUENCED OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAMS SHAPE FUTURE-READY STUDENTS

Opportunities for learning and development must grow as your students grow. While student capabilities and understandings expand, it is vital lessons address their particular stage of development. A sequential approach to your outdoor education programming provides progressive learning, responsive experiences and create clear pathways for student growth and success.

PREPARE YOUR STUDENTS FOR LIFE BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

While our wide range of programs operate effectively as standalone experiences; they truly come into their own when implemented as part of a sequential program.

According to the Australian Curriculum, in order to maximise the effectiveness of any outdoor learning delivered in schools, learning should be sequential.

Sequenced programming introduces your students to varying and age-appropriate adventures, enabling growth and development through experiential learning from one year to the next.

Students begin by shaping and developing foundation capabilities and understandings early in their sequence with each annual experience acting as a building block. Each year following, students re-visit these capabilities and explore new ones, building their confidence and ability to apply learnings beyond the context of the activity.

Sequences ensure the student experience is connected and consistent and the level of challenge is appropriate for their particular stage of development, providing opportunities for each learner to explore their identity and develop social and emotional skills, equipping them for their journey through to adult life.

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PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS - CENTRE-BASED CAMPS, INCURSIONS AND EXCURSIONS

Our range of camps, incursions and excursions are an ideal way to introduce your primary school learners to all the benefits of hands-on learning in the outdoors.

Students are engaged in practical and active experiential experiences in the natural world, with outcomes directly tied to the general competencies in your curriculum of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, social management.

Programs focus on improving behaviour regulation, prioritisation skills and achieving short term goals, making decisions, and contributing through cooperation.

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YEAR 7 STUDENTS - CENTRE-BASED CAMPS

Our Year 7 camp programs recognise the pathway into Year 7 can be filled with uncertainty and trepidation and supports students navigate the early start to the year in a meaningful and fun way.

Students undertake a shared experience with their peers and teachers; they develop a sense of who they are in different physical spaces, how they can influence others and understand their behaviour and capacity to express their thoughts and emotions.

Year 7 programs focus on developing and nurturing social relationships, confidence, cooperation, moving students from self-focus to outward-focus and increasing their ability to identify and manage risk.

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YEAR 8 STUDENTS - CENTRE-BASED CAMPS AND INTRODUCTION TO JOURNEYS

Year 8 programs focus on shaping positive group dynamics. Students participate in a wide variety of new challenges through the challenge by choice approach, fostering the understanding that with effort comes empowerment.

Programs extend the skills learnt in previous years and allow students to start taking more ownership of their experience through an introduction to journey program.

Outcomes are centred on problem-solving, building community, personal responsibility, contributing to a group, identifying strengths and challenges, and exploring activities associated with health, wellbeing, and fitness.

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YEAR 9 STUDENTS - JOURNEYS

Year 9 journey programs operate as a rite of passage experience, through remote locations. Students learn skills to ensure their time in the outdoors is safe, comfortable and stimulating.

Year 9 programs build upon the previous years’ experiences while providing opportunities to advance social and emotional skills, assisting students as they enter their senior years at school.

Students participate in activities fostering resilience, responsibility, empathy, problem-solving, decision making, cooperation and independence. Students explore leadership styles supporting management skills for themselves and others and develop a respect for the natural environment.

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YEAR 10 STUDENTS – EXPEDITIONS

Year 10 students have now moved from interdependence to independence. The Year 10 peak experience can take place across remote settings sharpening self-reliant capabilities and encouraging your students to empower others through challenging situations.

With a focus on leadership, managing risk, exercising self-sufficiency, initiate problem-solving, persistence and resilience, students work together toward achieving goals and applying knowledge and skills around sustainability.

Students exercise true agency and explore the importance of respect for the environment and diversity of people and places.

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A JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY

Sequenced programming provides a long-term solution for student engagement, wellbeing development and success. Students achieve deep learning through sequences by exploring and harnessing vital skills across several years, helping shape robust, self-assured and happy young adults.

A sequential approach to your outdoor education programming offers a truly transformational experience for your students, with age-appropriate challenges and activities providing a journey of meaningful self-development from year to year.

Find out how sequences can affect change in your school community today.

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