Outdoor Education has always been one of the hallmarks of a Bredon education.
We make the most of our wonderful 84-acre rural estate and facilities to give our pupils the chance to learn and thrive in an outdoor environment, whether it’s on our school farm, climbing wall, clay pigeon shooting range or across our beautiful site. We also take pupils off-site to a variety of settings so they can learn from new experiences including camping, caving and mountaineering, to treking, night walks and zip wires.
Many pupils who struggle in the classroom often thrive in an outdoor environment; when a pupil succeeds to reach the top of a climbing wall or mountain, masters paddling a kayak or overcomes fears when caving, it helps them realise what they can achieve when they challenge themselves.
At Bredon, our extensive outdoor education programme encourages pupils to think independently, to use their initiative, exercise problem solving skills and improve team working skills. Pupils from Year 3 to Year 9 have timetabled Outdoor Education lessons each week and will be involved in a range of activities including archery, cycling, climbing, kayaking, orienteering, to name a few.
Our qualified Outdoor Education instructors also take pupils off-site to experience Overnight Adventures or Junior Residential stays in the Forest of Dean, Cranham Scout Centre and other locations. We believe that spending time outdoors enhances a pupil’s understanding of the environment and instills a duty of care for the local and wider surroundings.
"We love the outdoor opportunities and hands-on learning. Bredon is a school that children want to go to, they come home tired, muddy and happy."