Outdoor education

Outdoor education plays a valuable role in our teaching and learning, and students experience this in their immediate surroundings and on longer residential trips. In every academy our students gain confidence and build fantastic memories on camping, residential visits and by participating in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. They visit sites across the country including the Lake District, Scotland and Oxford. Even our younger students camp out in their school halls to practise being away from home.

We are committed to providing regular opportunities for students to experience outdoor learning in each of our schools and confident in the role this plays in providing a well-rounded education that challenges students outside the classroom. Our teaching staff have considerable experience in providing safe and challenging activities for Dixons students, often following their own talents and pastimes from climbing to cycling and canoeing.

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