Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (OAA) plays a key role in the advancement of student skills and confidence. It allows students to take part in adventurous activities in a safe and secure setting. Learning outside the classroom can take place in many locations, from the school grounds to the highlands of Scotland, or further to the ski slopes of the Alps. In partnership with WinG (Way Out In Gateshead) Cedars Academy and Gateshead Kestrels have developed extensive experience in facilitating learning in an outdoor setting.

OAA is run throughout the school from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 5. The key aims are to develop teamwork, leadership, confidence, communication and independence in a fun and challenging environment. It also allows students to access remote areas of the countryside and create lasting memories with peers.