Outdoor education at Buglawton Hall focuses on improving life skills, personal fitness and wellbeing and develops students' competency in a wide range of activities.
At key stage 3 students will take part in the following activities:
Team based sport (tag rugby, football, basketball etc.)
At key stage 4, students will be enrolled on to the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award scheme where they will complete the following four sections in order to be successful:
Physical - participation in some sort of sporting activity e.g. mountain biking, windsurfing, table tennis etc.
Volunteering - giving up their time to help out a worthwhile cause e.g. animal upkeep at Buglawton Hall.
Skills - learn a new skill in an area that interests them e.g. bike maintenance, photography etc.
Expedition - plan and take part in an overnight expedition where they will be expected to navigate, camp and cook for themselves.
Buglawton Hall also offers a short course GCSE in Physical Education at key stage 4. This qualification is offered via OCR and has been redeveloped for teaching from September 2016.
The combination of physical performance and academic challenge provides an exciting opportunity for students. They also learn about physical education through a range of different contexts and the impact it has on everyday lives.
It encourage students to immerse themselves in the world of sports and PE with the chance to perform or coach a sport (through the non-exam assessment component), and delve into the how and why of physical activity and sport.
Students have the opportunity to develop a practical set of key skills, including dealing with pressure, split second decision-making, interpreting and analysing data, and more. These are valuable skills to acquire for future employment or further education.