Module 1: LEARN IT
Best Practice & Requirements
Why do Outdoor Activities?
Outdoor Activities challenge our young people to step outside of their comfort zone and this is where the magic happens! 21st-century skills are developed and young people experience the extraordinary. This is instrumental for their wellbeing, mindset, resilience, confidence and self esteem.
Outdoor Activity Requirements
Students need to do 5 Outdoor Activities. They could range from a bush walk to a challenging overnight experience. Use your local resources and environment for low cost adventures!
To meet our Outdoor Activity requirements your activities must be:
- Challenging with 2 or more hours of purposeful effort.
- Outdoors, off-site and take place over the school calendar year.
- Planned and facilitated by the school or a registered outdoor provider.
- Human-powered. (No quad biking, go-karting, or engine powered scootering etc.)
- Include opportunities for 21st-century skill development like confidence, leadership, communication skills and teamwork.
Outdoor Activity FAQs
What are some of the 21st-century skills developed with Outdoor Activities?
- Resilience, confidence and adaptability.
- A sense of accomplishment.
- Leadership and teamwork skills.
- Ability to make real decisions and accept real consequences.
- Self-reliance and independence.
- Appreciation of the great outdoors and how to stay safe.
- Sense of belonging and connectedness to peers, school and the outdoors.
- A willingness to try new things.
Can I get funding for Outdoor Activities?
Who runs each Outdoor Activity?
When planning Outdoor Activities, keep in mind there are three ways they can be facilitated.
- Facilitate it yourself.
- Use an outdoor provider or
- Using an instructor.