Inspire friendship and camaraderie among your students by allowing them to share in new and exciting experiences together
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 have more time for laughter and fun.
Friendships amongst young people promote the development of vital social and emotional skills, increasing a sense of belonging and decreasing stress. However, students of all ages can sometimes struggle with friendship issues. Understanding how to communicate effectively, learning to trust and how to navigate social interactions takes practice and experience.
Our fun and friendship metro journeys focus on building strong relationships by increasing your student's communication skills and building their trust. Inspire your students to explore themselves and each other by allowing them to set out on an adventure and share in new and exciting experiences in the outdoors.
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 – in small groups, students are responsible for preparing and cooking their own meals, as well as cleaning up. They are encouraged to recognise and trust the abilities of their peers and to support one another.
Fun and friendship – canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing or abseiling require peers to support one another as they learn new skills and push beyond their comfort zones. Bonds are deepened as they encourage each other and observe their peers achieving their goals.
Communication – students learn how to pack and prepare their day packs. During a bushwalk journey, they must work together to master new skills such as orienting direction, map reading and measuring distance. They must work together to plan their route together and navigate their way.
You might also be interested in some of our other themes.
Nurture a sense of wellbeing in your students. Encourage fun, friendship and physical activity through positive education and mindfulness.
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Allow your student to explore personal and social responsibility. Enhance communication, problem-solving and decision making skills. Build trust and friendship.
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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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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 for fun and friendship 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. While exploring parks and nature reserves close to home, students can explore and re-energise their relationships with others through shared, powerful 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: