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Yarm School offers an extensive Outdoor Education programme which provides opportunities for pupils to learn and develop a wide range of life skills, promoting self-confidence and self-reliance, personal organisation, teamwork, responsibility, leadership, and environmental awareness.
Whole year group residential trips are aimed at giving pupils a taste of the great outdoors. By the end of the trips, pupils will have camped, climbed a mountain, lit a fire, and taken part in activities such as:
Yarm School employs two full-time and highly qualified Outdoor Education specialists who organise these activities and trips. 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 also have our own equipment store and as a result we are able to keep the cost of activities and trips as possible.
Trips and activities allow pupils in any year group to pursue existing interests or explore new ones. Day trips on weekends, take advantage of our proximity to the North Yorkshire Moors. The Outdoor Education Booklet summarises our weekly and weekend adventurous activities and expeditions.
Expeditions to more exotic overseas locations take place during school holidays. Recent trips have included rock climbing in Fontainebleau, an activity trip to the Alps, expeditions to Scotland and Peru. The school’s trips and excursions booklet gives a flavour of some of the opportunities on offer.
Senior · 18/07/22
Three students from Yarm School have channelled their inner Max Verstappens and Lewis Hamiltons by winning the National Final of the British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) in Warrington. Speedy students...
Prep · 27/06/22
A nine-year-old Yarm Prep School pupil with a passion for poetry has been recognised twice in a national writing competition, established by the long running West End musical, Wicked. Alexandra...
Senior · 13/06/22
A Yarm School student has qualified to play in the World Teen Golf Championships in America in 2023 after being a winner in Europe’s premier junior tournament. Ben Cordwell-Smith, 16,...
Senior · 23/05/22
Yarm School students will be swapping hockey for harmonies and chemistry for choreography as they tread the boards in their latest musical production, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. To buy...
Senior · 06/05/22
Renowned scientist, Professor Lord Robert Winston, visited Yarm School to speak to Third Year pupils about science, ethics and politics as part of our SPaCE programme. Lord Winston is Professor...
Prep · 04/05/22
Yarm Prep School pupils have established themselves as under-9 chess champions for the first time since 2003. The team, comprising captain Miles Page, Can Sezen, Kaira Nalawade and Lolwa Soliman,...
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