Outdoor Education

The outdoor environment is an extension of our classroom. By exploring the natural world and our place in it, our community develops a heightened awareness, appreciation and connection with the wild spaces we are part of.

Our programmes are designed to build community, enrich curricular content and help build interpersonal skills. The International Baccalaureate Programme Learner Profile attributes of risk-taking, reflection, communication and being balanced are all enhanced and reinforced through our outdoor and experiential education programmes.
Activities can include swimming, paddling, hiking, ecological studies, building fires, writing poetry, and snowshoeing to name a few. Whether they are winter camping for the first time, playing a group-wide game or cooking a meal outside, these experiences are an exceptional way to develop resilience and are an essential part of instilling The York School's core values and provide an enriched educational experience for our community.