Promote a sense of belonging, connectedness and acceptance among your students and staff
Our metro journeys range from 2 to 5 days in length and allow your students to explore easily accessible local parks and nature reserves in a metropolitan environment. With minimal travel time, your students and staff have more time to foster positive relationships.
Being able to form and maintain connections with peers is a fundamental life skill that must be nurtured in young people. Student connectedness promotes the development of essential social and emotional skills which are vital in creating the foundation for long-term success in school, the community and in adulthood.
Our metro journeys to connect students and school staff are an effective way of providing your students with opportunities to practice and hone the skills of cooperation, problem-solving and communication. Build your student's trust and refine their decision-making skills. Invite your staff to deepen their understanding of their pupils beyond the school environment. Allow your students and staff to take an adventure together and share in new and meaningful experiences.
Because each young learner is unique, our programming allows for peaks, valleys, turbulence, excitement, periods of calm, and periods of activity. Students and staff 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.
Decision making and problem-solving – a bushwalking journey challenges students to work collaboratively to master map-reading skills, measure distance and consider time. They are encouraged to have confidence in their decisions as they work together to plan their route.
Communication – a collection of small group activities such as tent set-up call on students to employ a variety of communication techniques. While preparing and cooking their meals, students must not only consider the most effective way to communicate with peers, but they must also listen and follow instructions.
Social and personal responsibility –canoeing, abseiling, rock climbing or mountain biking encourages students to set their own, personal challenges. They learn to support and encourage each other as they discover new skills and push beyond their comfort zones.
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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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Inspire environmental awareness in your students. Build on social and personal responsibility. Encourage reflection, leadership and effective communication.
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Increase trust amongst your students and sharpen their communication skills. Allow for positive reconnection between students and staff.
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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 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.
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 metro journeys to connect students and school staff are a real opportunity to improve student and staff relationships by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to reconnect with themselves and each other. While exploring local parks and nature reserves close to home, students can explore and strengthen their relationships with others 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: