Outdoor education provides opportunities for hands-on, experiential, challenging and engaging learning.
Building community and promoting collaboration skills is an integral part of the beginning of each academic year. Middle School students start the year with an overnight outdoor excursion. Developing an awareness and connection to the natural world and a sense of responsibility for our environment lead to resilient and caring youth.
These values continue to be fostered throughout Middle School in other outdoor day programmes and are embedded thematically throughout our students' tenure at The York School.
Our programme encourages students to grow through teamwork, positive leadership and individual risk-taking, providing the confidence to utilize these learner attributes in other areas of their lives. Reflecting on these experiences in a formal manner also supports and extends the learning process in the International Baccalaureate programme leading to more engaged environmental stewards.