'Outdoor Week' is in the latter part of Summer Term where the entire Third Form spend a week out of the classroom on a combined Duke of Edinburgh and multi-activity programme. Pupils spend three days in the Shropshire Hills on 'camp-based' activities and three days on 'school-based' projects or on a Battlefield Tour to the Somme and Ypres.
The emphasis of the week is on challenge, fun and teamwork. Some pupils will complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 'Qualifying Expedition' and some will take part in group-based work, including developing bush craft skills and military-style competitions as well as a conservation day with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.
Outdoor Week 2017 is from Monday 12th June to Saturday 17th June. Further details will be published here in the Summer Term.
A Duke of Edinburgh Expedition kit list may be downloaded here.
Please see the report on Outdoor Week, June 2016 to get a flavour of what goes on.