Promote wellbeing in your students through positive education in the outdoors

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COVID-19 has turned the lives of young people upside down. For the current generation of students, never before has their education suffered such a disruption. These students changed their way of life dramatically. After a period of homeschooling, digital learning, isolation and staying indoors, it is expected that some students might feel uneasy about their return to school.

Not only will the impacts of COVID-19 be long-lasting for some, but others will also feel anxiety upon returning to school. Nurture a sense of wellbeing in your students with our return to school post-COVID-19 incursions. After an unsettling few months, allow your students to explore friendship outside of the classroom. Without leaving the school grounds, enable your students to create meaningful and powerful memories that will stay with them for years to come. Encourage wellness in both body and mind through positive education and mindfulness in the outdoors.

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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. 

Wellbeing and mindfulness - group yoga led by your students, allows for quiet minds and relaxed bodies. They are taught that a quiet time-out can be re-energising and effective in times of stress.

Fun and friendship – strengthen friendships by reconnecting students and building trust through a series of physical activities and games. Small group activities such as tent set-up call for students to support one another through effective communication techniques.

Positive education – an introduction to trangia cooking challenges students to contribute to the group process and encourages them to do something kind for others, like cleaning a peer's Trangia, enhancing their sense of empathy.


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

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Inspire environmental awareness in your students. Build on social and personal responsibility. Encourage reflection and communication.
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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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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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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 return to school post-COVID-19 incursions are an excellent way to improve student wellbeing by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to reconnect with themselves and each other. Without leaving the school grounds, students can improve their wellbeing, learn strategies to support themselves in times of stress and feel confident 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