Shrewsbury School

Outdoor Week

"A challenging week out of the classroom"

  'Outdoor Week' takes place in June, when the entire Third Form spend a week out of the classroom on a combined Duke of Edinburgh and multi-activity programme. Pupils spend three days in the Shropshire Hills on 'camp-based' activities and three days on 'school-based' projects or on a Battlefield Tour to the Somme and Ypres.

The emphasis of the week is on challenge, fun and teamwork. Some pupils will complete their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 'Qualifying Expedition' and some will take part in group-based work, including community footpath projects, visits to the Shewsy in Liverpool, developing bushcraft skills, a military-style competition, as well as a conservation day with the Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Please see the report on Outdoor Week, June 2016 to get a flavour of what goes on.


Outdoor Week 2018 takes place from Monday 11th to Saturday 16th June.

For current Third Formers, a series of documents can be accessed below:

Here is an overview of the week:

OUTDOOR WEEK 2018

   

Camp-based programme

Group A
(Walking Groups 1 - 6)  

Group B
(Walking Groups 7-16)  

Non DofE

School-based programme

Monday 11th June 

 

Orienteering/Climbing competition

Meet 0900hrs rear of KH. Finish by 1700hrs  

Sports gear plus trainers

Expedition Phase starts

Meet 0900hrs at CCF packed and ready to go.

Overnight at base camp

Shewsy visit

0930hrs at KH. Casual clothes

Community footpaths project

Meet 0900hrs at KH. Outdoor clothes. Cash  

Tuesday 12th June

 

Military/bushcraft day

Meet 0900hrs rear of KH. Finish by 1700hrs

Outdoor clothes. Waterproofs if forecast poor 

Expeditions start

 

Overnight at various camp locations

Shewsy visit

0930hrs at KH. Casual clothes

Community footpaths project

Meet 0900hrs at KH. Outdoor clothes. Cash

Wednesday 13th June  

Conservation Day Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Meet 0900hrs rear of KH. Finish by 1700hrs

Outdoor clothes. Waterproofs if forecast poor

Expedition final day

 

BBQ   

Kit hand-in

Shewsy visit

0930hrs at KH. Casual clothes

Community footpaths project

Meet 0900hrs at KH. Outdoor clothes. Cash

Thursday 14th June

 

Expedition Phase starts

Meet 0900hrs at CCF with clothing, etc in bags

Overnight at base camp

Conservation Day Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Meet 0900hrs rear of KH. Finish by 1700hrs

Outdoor clothes. Waterproofs if forecast poor

Battlefield Tour 

Shewsy visit

0930hrs at KH. Casual clothes   

Friday 15th June

 

Expeditions start

 

Overnight at various camp locations

Military/bushcraft day

Meet 0900hrs rear of KH. Finish by 1700hrs

Outdoor clothes. Waterproofs if forecast poor 

Battlefield Tour

 

Saturday 16th June 

 

Expedition final day

 

BBQ

Orienteering/Climbing competition

Meet 0900hrs rear of KH. Finish by 1700hrs  

Sports gear plus trainers

Battlefield Tour

 

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