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Outdoor Education

What is LOtC?

Learning outside the classroom is about raising young people’s achievement through direct experience. It is important for a variety of reasons such as: improving academic achievement, developing skills and independence in a range of environments, making learning more engaging and relevant to young people, and improving young people’s attitudes to learning.


Faculty LOtC Schedule


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7




Languages and PE


Creative Enterprise



Activities already completed

Maths trail around school site (Sept)

 Creative writing on the Spring Common (Nov)


 Science Day (Nov 10th)

 History of Huntingdon walk-about (Oct 6th)



Desert Rat Challenge

A small group of students will be partaking in the Desert Rat Challenge in December. The Desert Rat Challenge is a one-day young people’s leadership programme that aims to build, develop and promote self-esteem, confidence and teamwork in young people (aged 12 to 17) and provides positive and physical activity days to develop social and communication skills, with support from the Military Covenant work across Cambridge.  


Comments from staff

“It was an excellent activity which all students engaged with and enjoyed. It was a great opportunity to implement some collaborative working and turn taking. The students enjoyed the variety of the activities which allowed for them all to be involved. It was a fantastic opportunity for them to learn in a different way. This is something we can now run with every year.” – Ms Sawyer


Thanks for organizing this activity.  Students enjoyed it and I would do something like this again.” – Mrs Cockman


The students really enjoyed it!! They are currently doing the write ups as a competition!” – Ms Nahajski