RETURN TO SCHOOL POST-COVID-19 EXCURSIONS FOR YOUR STUDENTS

 

Ensure your students feel at ease by re-energising them and creating lasting, positive memories

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RETURN TO SCHOOL

The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to daily life. Young people are feeling these changes deeply. While the return to school has been not only welcomed but exciting for many students, others may feel anxious or uneasy. Starting school or starting a new school year can be challenging at the best of times, let alone during a global pandemic.

Our return to school post-COVID-19 excursions support young people in navigating some of the complicated emotions they may be facing after the last few months. By reconnecting them to each other and the natural world, you will re-energise them and help them in creating new and meaningful memories. Ensure your students feel at ease after a period of unrest by boosting their wellbeing and having fun exploring local outdoor spaces.

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AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT'S ON OFFER

Cycle at various locations throughout Metro Sydney, sea kayak at Point Leo, canoe through the Jarrah Forest of Byford or surf at Victoria Harbor. 

 

Because each young learner is unique, our programming allows for peaks, valleys, turbulence, excitement, periods of calm, and periods of activity. Students move through a sequence of outcome-based activities, prefaced with a briefing, and concluded with a debrief aimed toward self-reflection and recognition of one's own capabilities. This reflection is a vital part of experiential education.

 

Wellbeing and mindfulness – an introduction to rock climbing or abseiling teaches your students' knot tying techniques through mindfulness practices. Students must support each other emotionally and physically, strengthening their relationships as they learn new skills.


Fun and friendship – fun group activities during a short bushwalking journey encourage students to reconnect with one another and engage in the natural world around them.


Positive education – students discover they are capable of more than they know when practising their balancing and assisting their peers on our mountain biking skills course. They will confront challenges and move beyond their comfort zones by encouraging one another.

OTHER THEMES AND OUTCOMES

You might also be interested in some of our other themes. 

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CONNECTING STUDENTS AND SCHOOL STAFF

Empower your students by sharpening their decision making and problem-solving skills. Build on trust, communication and social and personal responsibility.
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BUILD RESILIENCE

Encourage your students to face and accept personal challenges through trust, empathy and teamwork. Strengthen communication skills with our resilience excursions.
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ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTION AND STEWARDSHIP

Develop a sense of personal and social responsibility in your students. Encourage reflection and environmental awareness and discover nearby natural environments.
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

The Outdoor Education Group has been delivering outdoor education to Australian students for more than 35 years. We work with schools across the country to bring education outdoors and support students to become real world ready. The Outdoor Education Group is bringing the excitement of the natural world closer to home so that your students spend less time travelling and more time exploring their potential.

Whether you are starting an outdoor education program or wanting to enhance your current program, our range of outdoor experiences will ensure your students receive the outcomes and impact your school needs.

Benefits

BENEFITS

he Outdoor Education Group know learning in the outdoors is a great way to enhance young people's personal development and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. Our programs are designed to meet the outcomes your school wishes to achieve and to help students achieve their full potential.

Our return to school post-COVID-19 excursions are a real opportunity to improve student wellbeing by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to reconnect with themselves and each other. Without going too far from home, students are re-energised and deepen their relationships with others through powerful and authentic learning experiences.

Facilitation

FACILITATION

The Outdoor Education Group help young people realise their personal best by using experiences in the outdoors as a vehicle for impact. Our team of more than 400 diversely talented and experienced people support and deliver outdoor education from more than 48,000 students each year across Australia.

Our Leaders are all COVIDsafe trained and are experts in facilitating powerful and enjoyable experiences that support your curriculum and teaching frameworks to provide social, physical and psychological outcomes. They are passionate about the outdoors and believe in delivering meaningful and memorable experiences for your students.

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COVIDSafe Practices

At The Outdoor Education Group we take pride in delivering quality, life changing Outdoor Education experiences to young Australians.

At the core of this mission is delivering these experiences in a safe and fully supported environment, with an eye to our risk management.

We have developed extensive COVIDSafe practices to ensure we are delivering a safe experience for you and your students.

These practices include:

  • Dedicated COVIDSafe training for our team
  • Hand sanitisation stations and kits as standard
  • Extensive cleaning of all equipment

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