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Duke of Edinburgh Award and Year camps

The Outdoor Education Curriculum has been developed with the intent of ensuring that every child has the opportunity to gain independence via the secure route of an inclusive program of scaffolded and incremental risk taking, building the vital life skills needed to become a well-rounded young adult.

This valuable learning, challenging to replicate in an inner-city school setting, includes camping at our own facility in the Surrey hills. It is a core part of the curriculum and therefore we expect all students to participate. To achieve this requires significant input from tutors and staff who are committed to outdoor education. There is a developing curriculum model that maps the activities the students complete with personal development aims. Year 9 camp provides a gateway into the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, which provides an enrichment progression model in Key Stages 4 and 5.