Develop positive relationships amongst your students through cooperation and discovery
For young people, making friends is a vital part of growing up and an essential part of their emotional and social development. Friendships enable them to learn more about themselves and develop their own identity. Qualities such as social competence, self-esteem, altruism and self-confidence are all positively correlated to the forging and maintaining of strong friendships.
However, it is not always easy for young people to know how to manage friendships. Inspire strong and positive relationships among your students by building on their communication skills and increasing trust. Guide them in understanding the importance of co-operation, empathy, communication and listening. Re-energise your students in a positive outdoor environment, without having to leave the school grounds.
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.
Trust and empathy – small group initiatives in which students must rely on each other to overcome obstacles and reach a common goal. They are encouraged to attempt these activities twice to understand they can learn from error and to recognise each other's strengths.
Communication – a series of activities that require students to adapt their communication style and listen. Students connect in new ways by using learnings from the previous session and exploring the most effective way to communicate with their peers.
Fun and friendship – large group activities with an emphasis on building strong relationships and having fun. Students learn to accept personal challenges and understand the importance of encouraging teammates.
You might also be interested in some of our other themes.
Inspire environmental awareness in your students. Build on social and personal responsibility. Encourage reflection and communication.
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Allow your students to explore personal and social responsibility. Build trust and friendship. Enhance communication, problem-solving and decision making skills.
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Nurture a sense of wellbeing in your students. Encourage fun, friendship and physical activity through positive education and mindfulness.
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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 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 curriculum, our range of outdoor experiences will ensure your students receive the outcomes and impact your school needs.
In a rapidly changing and unpredictable future, resilience, strength and health will be crucial for tackling life's challenges. The Outdoor Education Group know learning in the outdoors is a great way to enhance young people's personal development in these areas and to promote physical and emotional wellbeing.
Our fun and friendship incursions are a real opportunity to improve student relationships by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to reconnect with themselves and each other in new and exciting ways. Without leaving the school grounds, students can explore and re-energise their relationships through powerful and authentic learning experiences.
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.
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: