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The Outdoor Education course aims to develop an understanding of our relationship with the environment, others and ourselves. Students participate in a range of outdoor activities and develop knowledge and skills to participate and effectively in different situations. The practical component exposes students to risk, which encourages them to step out of their comfort zone and challenges students to grow as an individual. Students learn coping strategies to develop their resilience. Practical Components; Team Building and Leadership, Rock Climbing, Bronze Medallion, Sailing and Snorkelling.
The frequency of this subject is TWO periods per week.
Outdoor Education Program Overview 2023 – Year 10
|Sailing||Students learn the basics of Sailing. Students will focus on correct technique and manoeuvring their craft with confidence.||10% – participation, attitude and effort assessment|
|Bronze Medallion||Lifesaving – practical and theory. At completion of the course, if all requirements are met, students will achieve their Bronze Medallion Accreditation.||30% – practical and theory assessment|
|Rock Climbing||Students learn the basics of Rock Climbing. Students will focus on belaying correctly and with confidence. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves over the duration of the course by attempting more advanced grades.||30% – skills assessment|
|Snorkelling||Students learn the basic skills of snorkelling. Students will focus on equipment care, finning, clearing their snorkel, safety when snorkelling, risks associated with snorkelling and building confidence to explore in the open water.||30% – skills and theory assessment|
- The Bronze Medallion programme information can be found HERE.
I really enjoyed gaining my Bronze Medallion Accreditation. The course was informative and I learnt great life skills. It was great to go Rock Climbing at ‘The Hangout’. It was hard work but so much fun. Stand Up Paddle Boarding in East Perth was such an awesome experience. I look forward to the subject each week. Mya Ando & Inika Laurent