British School Manila’s residential and outdoor education programme is central to the learning experience of our students. It provides them with personal challenge and develops their well-being by helping them grow as individuals. Through these experiences, students build resilience and become confident, independent individuals that are not afraid to step outside of their comfort zone. The outdoor education programme is initiated with our Nursery and Receptions students (age 3-5) who participate in evening sessions at school exploring our campus in the dark and engaging with nature. From Year 2 onwards, we take students on a minimum of one residential trip per year. These trips engage our students in education outside the classroom ensuring they experience learning away from the urban life of Manila. By Year 6 students spend a week away from home, in places such as Cambodia or Malaysia, sharing life experiences outside the classroom environment. From Year 7 to 10 students participate in Activities Week, choosing from an extensive range of week long residential trips, which are physically demanding and allow our students to get hands-on with community service. Our trips also encourage students to be reflective on their own personal journeys and focus on developing their own well-being as well as those around them. Years 10 and 11 participate in well-being retreats that develop their tools in dealing with adversity. They use their creativity to explore their own identity and develop important bonds with their peers that will help them in the challenges ahead. For our IB students in Years 12 and 13 residential programmes take place that encourage challenge and adventure whilst building community. Students are encouraged to see the IB programme in the same way and to use this in building their own resilience. In addition to these programmes we also offer the The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to silver level, we run Ski Trips, Language Trips, a variety of different curriculum area based excursions and have a detailed and varied service learning programme that take students out into the community to support those less fortunate than ourselves. Benefits to our students:
Beyond the classroom we learn who we truly are.
- Exploring different cultures in the Philippines and around the world
- Developing tools to call upon in times of stress and pressure
- Seeing asking for help as a sign of courage and strength
- Using strenthgs to cope with difficulty
- Building positive and trusted relationships
- Developing connections through shared interests or experiences
- Developing a growth mindset
- Believing they are capable of remarkable things
- Accepting adversity as a part of life
- Believing in their capacity to recover from adversity
- Pursuing hobbies and interests
- Staying active through sport and exercise
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