Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education

Outdoor education can take place in many forms: within the school, in extra curricular activities and on adventurous trips. At Bohunt, pupils are offered opportunities for outdoor education across KS3 and KS4, ranging from day trips to international expeditions.

Below you will find documents that detail each of the currently offered outdoor education based trips for pupils, including kit lists, funding information and project outlines.

Parents and carers can register pupils for trips on School Gateway.

Bushcraft

 

During ERA week 2019, Year 9 pupils will have the opportunity to attend a three day residential trip to a forest location near Knebworth House, Stevenage. Pupils will learn basic Bushcraft and Survival skills, led by trained and experienced staff from the activity provider, The Bushcraft Company.

The Bushcraft Company website: http://www.thebushcraftcompany.com/

Trip exemplar activities – click here

Kit list – click here

Duke of Edinburgh

What is the Duke of Edinburgh award?

The DofE award is the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing young people’s CVs and university applications. There are three levels of the award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. In the 2017/2018 school year, the Bronze Award was launched for the pupils in year 10. Now, 13 out of the 35 who completed the away, now in Yr 11, have moved onto their Silver Award. We also have 97 pupils across Yr 9 and Yr 10 carrying out their Bronze Award.

Our aim and model

2018/2019 – The Y9s and Y10s, complete their Bronze award. Y11 complete their silver.

2019/2020 – The Bronze award will be launched to the Y9s. Y10 and Y11 participants complete their Silver Award.

The Bronze Award will always be launched for pupils in Year 9, as this gives them the option of completing their Silver award in either Year 10 or Year 11.

Keeping Up To Date

To keep up to date with all the training events and expedition dates, follow the school (@BohuntWorthing) and the school’s DofE (@BSW_DofE) Twitter pages. Once pupils have registered to the award scheme, all important dates for the calendar are also sent out to parents and carers email addresses.

DofE Programme Planning

Skills Programme

Is there something you’ve always wanted to try or do you want to get better at your favourite hobby? Do it for your Skills section and get the credit for it! Play the guitar or learn to paint, go karting or make honey – the sky is the limit when it comes to skills

(Ref: DofE Information for young people – The adventure starts here, so let’s get going…..)

Ideas – Check out: dofe-programme-ideas-skills

Plan it – Check out: programme-planner-skills

Record it –  Check out: activity_log_skills

 

Physical Programme

You can choose any sport, dance or fitness activity to get fitter, keep fit, and get better at it. You could play for your local hockey team or learn to dance or take up something a little more unusual like octopushing or free running it’s up to you – just choose something you’ll enjoy

(Ref: DofE Information for young people – The adventure starts here, so let’s get going…..)

Ideas – Check out: dofe-programme-ideas-physical

Plan it – Check out: programme-planner-physical

Record it –  Check out: activity_log_physical

 

Volunteering Programme

Principles

  • People have a responsibility to each other. By volunteering, communities are improved and strengthened.
  • Young people are passionate about many things and should be encouraged to make a positive contribution to something they care about.
  • The commitment to volunteering should be recognised: therefore young people are rewarded for this activity with the completion of a section of their DofE programme.

Benefits

Through volunteering, participants:

  • Learn about their community and feel a sense of belonging and purpose.
  • Learn to take responsibility for their communities and their own actions by committing and persevering with an activity.
  • Build new relationships with members of their community, decreasing fears and prejudice and increasing community cohesion.
  • Further understand their own strengths and weaknesses by evaluating their own progress and building confidence and self-esteem.
  • Get a chance to develop teamwork and leadership skills, increasing their employability and work experience.
  • Have the opportunity to trust others and in turn be trusted.
  • Enjoy new adventures.

 

(Ref: DofE Information for young people – The adventure starts here, so let’s get going…..) 

Ideas – Check out: dofe-programme-ideas-volunteering

Plan it – Check out: programme-planner-volunteering

Record it –  Check out: activity_log_volunteering

Expedition Section - Information

Map reading basics:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLJp4yCtYcXprknSY_FAUpWG5ZbDwHmfY7&v=xkzXYWDm9OE

OS Map symbols:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgCBDLuUlkM

OS Map signs – click here

Expedition kit list – click here & here

Expedition food & menu planning – click here

Menu ideas – click here

Expedition Presentations – click here

Countryside Code – click here

Guide to Expedition Safety – click here

Expedition 20 Conditions – click here

Bitesize Guides

Bitesize Guides for Participants – click here

Bitesize Guides for Leaders – click here

Bitesize Guides for Assessors – click here