School outreach activities

Outdoor activity days at your school

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Adventure starts at school. Experience all the excitement of a day trip to Woodrow High House from the comfort of your own school grounds. With an array of outdoor activities on offer from physical challenges to environmental sessions and team-building, all led by our friendly and experienced instructor team.

Whether you have a large woodland, a school playing field or a playground, we’ll tailor make a programme to suit. It’s important we understand the space available, so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Below you’ll see some of the activities we can offer for your school activity day. Or you can download a PDF list of our outreach activities, including skills and learning.

If you’re interested in a day trip to Woodrow High House and want to know what activities we have, please take a look at our outdoor adventure activity page.

“I have learnt to work better as a team and I had so much fun – thank you!” Year 5 Pupil

Outreach activities

Orienteering

Orienteering

Learn how to read a map, then as a group work together to track down the markers. Using your team-work, communication and independence, alongside a new skill.

Pioneering

Pioneering

Pioneers work in small teams to build a catapult, bridge or tower using poles, ropes and a bit of ingenuity! All the knots and techniques you need are covered at the start of the session.

Bushcraft

Bushcraft

Learn to forage with this introduction to basic survival techniques, including plant recognition, water collection methods and fire-building.

Team Building Exercises

Team Building Exercises

Our problem-solving exercises can be adapted to suit each group and provide a great opportunity to develop teamwork, co-operation and leadership skills.

Campfire

Campfire

Sing songs, play games, tell jokes and, if you’re feeling brave, hear a ghost story – with marshmallows and hot chocolate!

Parachutes & Wacky Races

Parachutes & Wacky Races

A selection of fun races and competitions, a good opportunity to let off some steam! Combine with our large and colourful parachute to keep everyone engaged, involved and active.

Drop it! Pop it?

Drop it! Pop it?

Groups work in small teams to construct a device to protect a water bomb dropped from height. Limited recycled resources combined with the use of problem-solving concepts allow groups to
be creative whilst reasoning ideas. Will your balloon survive the drop?

Wide games & sports games

Wide games & sports games

A variety of traditional wide games, ideal for building a team environment and burning off energy. Games highlight the importance of good sportsmanship and peer support.

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