WHAT IS ADVENTURE?
Our innovative Adventure programme sets Windermere School apart. It allows students to push their personal boundaries and develop the extra skills that are so vital for a successful life beyond the school gates. Generally, but not exclusively, this takes the form of adventure activities – sailing, paddle sports, climbing, caving, walking and biking.
Students realise that they are capable of more than they could ever imagine. They are inspired to embrace challenges and become well-rounded, resilient, confident and independent thinkers.
At Windermere School we seek to provide the perfect physical and mental setting, allowing students to escape the everyday pressures and walk, run, play, learn or simply be, within our glorious surroundings. Our unique Adventure programme plays a critical role in implementing this vision, and is a compulsory component of the curriculum for Year 3-6 with progress recorded in the Windermere School Adventure Log Book.
The Windermere School Adventure programme plays a critical role in the wider education of our Year 7 – 9 students, and is a compulsory component of the curriculum, with progress recorded in the Windermere School Adventure Log Book.
Each year group has an entire morning, or afternoon, devoted to outdoor education once every two weeks, with activities which include climbing, mountain biking, caving, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing and bush craft.
Students in Year 10 and Year 11 have the option to continue with Adventure as part of the PE curriculum, specialising in a particular skill.
Students in Year 12 and Year 13 can take part in outdoor activities for the Activity section of CAS, as part of their International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
Students in Year 12 and Year 13 can also opt to undertake a BTEC in Outdoor Adventure. This course offers the opportunity to study Outdoor Education and discover how and why it is used as a learning medium and has a strong emphasis for both personal development in leadership and outdoor skill acquisition.
Your Journey Starts Here
Arrange a private tour to experience what it means to be part of our unique school community. As you walk around, observe the inspiring teaching, outstanding location and excellent pastoral care.
From Sailing to Science, Windermere School’s size, ethos, and flexibility provides a truly individual education.