Outdoor Education at Repton
The Repton Outdoor Education Department is specifically designed to challenge pupils, to build on their strengths, recognise their limitations and develop their full potential.
Placing pupils in a different context to one they normally find themselves in is a powerful learning tool. The learning that comes from outdoor education is not just acquisition of new knowledge, skills and information but a deeper level of personal understanding that becomes embodied within individuals.
The OE Department provides a range of experiences that enable pupils to develop the qualities and attributes that will assist them in a changing world. The outdoors is a unique extension of the classroom experience and forms an integral part of Repton Dubai in supporting an ethos of holistic education
The benefits of Outdoor Education for Repton’s pupils are far reaching. Below is a summary of some of the key areas of social development that each pupil from Year 3 to the Upper Sixth (Y13) will experience during their time at Repton;
4. Physical fitness
8. Acceptance of Responsibility
9. A spirit of adventure
Our Outdoor Education camps and expeditions are organised by Graham Malkin. Graham has operated Outdoor Education for International Schools here in the UAE for the past four years and designed progressive outdoor programs that are tailored to challenge pupils and increase self reliance. He has first-hand knowledge of the mountains, deserts, wadis and mangroves of the UAE and Oman.
Graham is a qualified kayak and windsurf instructor, a teacher leader in Orienteering, a Summer Mountain Leader and a Qualified Teacher.