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Outdoor Education Blog

Spring Term


Key Stage 3/4


Educational visits

This half term we undertook some educational visits to the Helicopter Museum, Tiverton Museum, Bristol Zoo, Fleet Air Arm Museum and Bodmin Prison. The students engaged well with these activities and did themselves proud. The highlight was the Fleet Air Arm Museum as the students got to go into a Concorde and a …Helicopter. We got to see all the army planes and helicopters which the boys found fascinating. We also had the opportunity to go on an aircraft carrier and see how it works with other boats on the fleet.

Bodmin Jail was incredible as they have had a 30 million pound investment which has improved the facilities. The students loved the 4D cinema experience as it was so interactive. We walked around the cells the prisoners used to use, found out what they had for food and about the torture regime.  We looked at the devices that are used in Bodmin Jail’s paranormal activity nights and how many ghost sightings have been recorded.


Exeter Energy Recovery Facility

Energy for waste Centre


Group E went to the Energy for Waste centre in Exeter. The trip's outcome was to show the students what happens to our curbside waste and how to reduce it. The lads enjoyed our talk from the lady on site. We got to see them burning the waste in a big kiln which then turns into energy for the national grid. We watched the staff work the big claw that picks up a tonne of waste and puts it in the kiln. The students had a go at this on a much smaller scale on an arcade game made to do the same thing as the staff on-site just a lot safer. We got to look behind the scenes at all the machinal equipment and all the safety protocols they have. We even experienced the power going off for a training exercise which the lad’s thought was brilliant.

We watched what happens inside the kiln if households try to put out gas canisters in their general waste. It blows up and makes a huge explosion.

Sea Kayaking Talk

Group D went to Roundswell Community centre with members of the public to engage in a talk from a local guy who has paddled the whole of the South West. The students represented the school in such a positive way and Brandon was so pleased with them. The talk was about a gentleman that has kayaked the whole South West Coast and all the inlets. He has paddled 33,756 miles and taken loads of pictures of wildlife, dolphins, whales and sharks to name a few. This inspired the students to do some sea kayaking in the summer so I have booked this activity for May. We hope we have good weather and no wind, maybe we will see a whale.

Exeter Energy Recycling Facility

Mountain Biking

Mountain Boarding

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Mountain Boarding 2

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New Mini Bus

We have a new mini bus that will be ready to use after half term. This is a new mini bus that we have had converted from a crew van 6-seat bus to a 9-seater bus. It’s another Ford Transit mini bus but a new model. We will use this on Outdoor Learning. The school has invested money into this great van so please can we ask all students to look after it so that we can keep it nice for many years to come. We will buy a roof rack to put all the surfboards and kayaks on top.

New Mini Bus!

Puddle Trampoline!

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