METRO JOURNEYS IN RESILIENCE FOR YOUR STUDENTS

Prepare your students for life beyond the classroom by allowing them to discover all they are truly capable of

 

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BUILD RESILIENCE

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 develop their leadership skills.

 

Resilience is at the heart of wellbeing in a young person and makes the difference between merely surviving or thriving during adversity. Resilience is the ability to manage and bounce back from stress, challenge or hardship. When students are resilient, they are confident, more adaptable, and more able to extend their reach into the world.

 

Our resilience metro journeys are a powerful way for students to build self-awareness, a sense of social and personal responsibility and resilience, as they confront the obstacles they are bound to face in life. Learning how to respond positively, empowers them to be self-reflective and take responsibility for their actions. Most importantly, these skills are ones benefitting them long after they leave the classroom. Empower your students to discover themselves and the world with our metro journeys in resilience.

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AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT'S ON OFFER

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 – during a bushwalking journey, all students have their own responsibilities and roles towards the group. They must work together to master new skills and navigate their way. They learn to rely on themselves and each other as they discover how to orient direction, read a map, measure distance, consider time and plan their route together.


Communication – students are challenged with working in small teams to prepare and cook their meals, as well as to clean up. They must continuously adapt and exercise meaningful communication techniques, think quickly and to listen before responding. They are encouraged to acknowledge errors, recognise the abilities of their peers and to support one another as they follow cooking instructions.


Trust and empathy – during canoeing, mountain biking, high ropes or rock climbing students are empowered to set their own challenges, strategise and overcome their fears. They must support their peers, physically and emotionally, as they move beyond their comfort zones.

OTHER THEMES AND OUTCOMES

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

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DEVELOP LEADERSHIP

Improve your student's communication skills. Allow them to explore what it means to be a good leader. Reinforce trust and empathy through teamwork and fellowship.
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FUN AND FRIENDSHIP

Increase trust amongst your students and sharpen their communication skills. Allow for positive reconnection between students and staff.
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ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTION

Inspire environmental awareness in your students. Build on social and personal responsibility. Encourage reflection, leadership and effective communication.
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

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.

Benefits

BENEFITS

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 resilience metro journeys are a real opportunity to improve student learning by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to face obstacles and realise they are capable of more than they know. While discovering local outdoor spaces in a metropolitan environment, students can develop resilience, exercise and hone vital skills through powerful and authentic learning experiences.

Facilitation

FACILITATION

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

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