Progressive, meaningful programmes that build outdoor skills from an early age have enormous benefits for student wellness and academic resilience.
Outdoor Education can be so much more than the annual school trip and at Tanglin Trust School we are committed to making sure that carefully constructed outdoor learning is embedded throughout the school curriculum.
Finding the right challenge and adventure for students can be tricky. At Tanglin, we strike a balance between finding an inspirational location as well as a variety of unique experiences. Part of the answer lies in progression. For each year group, we scaffold the new experience to build upon the learning that happened on previous trips.
While we always expect every student to enjoy a safe and positive learning experience on our trips and residentials, we also want them to reflect deeply on what they have learned. The true value of outdoor learning lies in our ability to make real world connections, and to link our experiences outside the classroom back to our everyday lives. It is therefore the quality of the outdoor activities and the long term impact of outdoor learning that is the most important outcome.