2021 OUTDOOR EDUCATION PROGRAMME
Each year group enjoys two days away from their usual virtual classes to participate in our virtual ‘trips’. These experiences are as closely tied to the actual trips as possible: for example, instead of being on the river in Lunahuana, the P6 students will be virtual whitewater rafting!
The S5 Leaders are mostly responsible for running these events, which include physical challenges, contact with nature, healthy habits, a service project, survival skills, international guest speakers, virtual campfires and camp cooking!
The students of the Adventure Council, who help promote the RoundSquare IDEALS, are also instrumental in the planning and delivery of the activities on these virtual events, for each year group from P1 to S4!
The Outdoor Education Programme makes full use of the amazing natural diversity Peru has to offer.
Markham College has a comprehensive Outdoor Education Programme with yearly camps for pupils ages 9 to 16. These camps are situated in or close to the Coast, the Andes Mountains, National Parks and the Amazon jungle.
Senior students also benefit from the experience gained by helping and assisting others. The programme also provides a good opportunity outside of the school for younger pupils to work more closely with the senior students.
Some of the important life skills pupils develop at these camps:
- an appreciation of the Peruvian culture and environment
Alongside the Outdoor Education Programme, students may choose to be involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, in which students from 14 years and older continue to use and build upon the valuable skills they have been taught.