Outdoor Education provides experiences in which pupils learn and develop a wide range of life skills, promoting self-confidence and self-reliance, personal organisation, teamwork, responsibility, leadership, and environmental awareness. 

    These skills are achieved through an extensive programme of opportunities to allow all pupils to try out new activities and develop a wide range of skills.  We organise activities for the whole year group as well as numerous options that allow pupils to pursue activities of existing interest or to sample new ones.

    Yarm School employs two full-time and highly qualified Outdoor Education specialists who organise these activities. Rather than using external companies, we are able to ensure that pupils receive the best experiences with staff who get to know them extremely well. We are also able to provide most of the equipment needed for these activities, thereby keeping the cost to parents as low as possible.

    Activities on offer include:

    1. Camping 
    2. Canoeing and Kayaking 
    3. Caving 
    4. Climbing 
    5. Cycling
    6. Leadership 
    7. Mountain Biking 
    8. Mountain or Fell Walking 
    9. Orienteering 
    10. Sailing 
    11. Skiing
    12. Woodland Skills  

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