Students at Newbridge House have the opportunity to take part in Outdoor Education. The value of Outdoor Education is widely recognised as contributing to personal growth and greater self-awareness by helping to develop personal qualities such levels of confidence, responsibility, trust, care, tolerance and the willingness to give and accept support. The PRU offer a wide range of outdoor activities including rock climbing, caving, canoeing, off road cycling, hill walking, ghyll scrambling and other adventurous activities. The activities are undertaken at numerous locations in South Cumbria, including Coniston, Langdale, Grisedale Forest, Humphrey Head and in the Yorkshire Dales.
As well as offering challenging and enjoyable activities, Outdoor Education has links with other areas of the curriculum, including Maths, English and Science.
Students use their experiences in Outdoor Education to provide evidence and information to complete an AIM Award.
• The AIM Award requires evidence of challenges completed • Planning and reviewing documents • Record of progress • Summary of achievement, identifying skills development