RETURN TO SCHOOL POST COVID-19 METRO JOURNEYS

Create positive and lasting memories by re-energising your students in the outdoors

 

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RETURN TO SCHOOL

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.

 

Young Australians are living through one of the most tumultuous periods in modern times, having to adapt and deal with unprecedented changes in how they live and learn. While some students have enjoyed online learning and more time spent with family, for others, it may have been challenging and distressing. Given this, it is no wonder that returning to school comes with a mix of relief and unease for young people.

The sense of community schools offer is essential for students of all ages. Re-energise your student community with our post-COVID-19 metro journeys. Ensure your students are all at ease by allowing them to set off and an adventure together. Remind your students they are strong and capable. Create positive and lasting memories while promoting their wellbeing through new and exciting adventure activities and friendship.

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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.

Wellbeing and mindfulness – camp set-up activities such as tree check, trangia cooking and cleaning and an introduction to Leave No Trace with a focus on rubbish and animal safety all engage students with their surroundings. Each activity allows students to make decisions and learn to take credit for their actions.


Fun and friendship – adventure activities such as raft building, climbing, cycling or canoeing require students to work in pairs and support each other physically and emotionally as they learn new skills together.


Positive education – short bushwalking journey requires all students to take on individual responsibilities roles. They learn basic skills in map and compass reading as they explore and connect with their surroundings.

OTHER THEMES AND OUTCOMES

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

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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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CONNECT STUDENTS AND SCHOOL STAFF

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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BUILD RESILIENCE

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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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 return to school post-COVID-19 incursions are a unique opportunity to boost student wellbeing by fully engaging them in outdoor activities that allow them to reconnect with themselves and each other. While discovering outdoor spaces close to home, students are re-energised and deepen their relationships with others 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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