Strengthen your students’ voices by enhancing their leadership skills

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Every student has the potential to be a leader in some area of their life. However, many require guidance and space to exercise and hone their leadership skills. Learning a range of leadership skills and techniques from a young age can provide students with an excellent head start in life and allows them to develop confidence and improves their overall mental wellbeing.

Experiential learning is an effective method of fostering leadership skills. Our leadership incursions provide a space for your students to understand their strengths and weaknesses so that they can approach their goals with confidence. Build on your student's leadership skills through a series of fun and engaging outdoor activities focusing on communication, trust and collaboration, without having to leave the school grounds.

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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 activities - group activities in which students must rely on each other to overcome challenges, teaching them flexibility and social awareness. They are encouraged to attempt these activities twice to understand they can learn from error and to recognise each other's strengths.

Communication and leadership - small group activities in which effective communication is essential. Using the learnings from the previous session, student's must give and follow instructions, highlighting the importance of active listening and adaptive communication.

Decision making and problem-solving - Students are challenged with applying the trust and communication learnings from previous sessions to overcome obstacles. They must work collaboratively and are encouraged to have confidence in their approach and decisions while allowing each group member to take the lead.


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

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Increase trust and connection among your students and sharpen their communication skills. Reconnect students and staff in a positive and fun environment.
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Allow your students to face and accept challenges. Strengthen communication and problem-solving skills. Inspire reflection and social and personal responsibility.
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 Inspire environmental awareness in your students. Build on social and personal responsibility. Encourage reflection and communication.
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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 leadership incursions are a real opportunity to improve student learning by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to build on their sense of self and to understand not only their own strengths but the capacity of their peers. Without leaving the school grounds, students can discover confidence and tap into their strengths 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.

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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