An integral part of the Secondary Section is our programme of Adventure Days. All Secondary students spend a few days away each year, taking part in trips which enhance their well-being and social development by involving them in outdoor activities that foster enjoyment, adventure, co-operation and challenge. They gain knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to participate in outdoor pursuits and recreation safely and with enjoyment. Equally, Outdoor Education is a vehicle for facilitating self-discovery and the skills of living and co-operating with others.
This year, three-day Adventure Days for each section will take place in the autumn, winter and summer: Years 7, 8 and 9 go together, Years 10 and 11 go together, and Years 12 and 13 go together on their trips. As the future Secondary Class, Year 6 may be invited to join other Secondary classes during their Summer Adventure.
Autumn activities typically include mountain biking, caving, rock climbing, camping, orienteering and trekking.
In the winter, students spend time in the mountains. They have a choice of activities such as snowboarding, downhill skiing and cross-country skiing at beginner or advanced level.
The summer adventure trip is based near a lake or river, and students can take part in water sports such as kayaking, dinghy sailing or windsurfing.