Outdoor Education

We are always looking for innovative and exciting opportunities we can add to our extracurricular program at RISS to provide students with the sorts of learning opportunities they will never forget. 

With this in mind, we are excited to introduce a new Outdoor Education programme for the 2018/19 school year.

This programme is specially designed to give students the chance to learn how to survive in the natural world by teaching them vital skills such as map reading, using coordinates, making a fire, building a shelter and recognising plants and seeds.  More importantly, students will learn how to deal with challenging and evolving situations that serve to promote values such as responsibility, respect and courage. 

At RISS we know that not all learning takes place in the classroom and by putting students in new and challenging environments they will not only learn new skills but also learn a great deal about themselves - and have a wonderful adventure in the process.

After great success during our first hike in the woods of Rockanje at the beginning of the year, we have decided to expand our outdoor education programme further. In May we will be going to the National Parks of the Ardennes in Belgium. You will be challenged with even more activities such as hiking, map and GPS use and rock climbing. Download the permission slip and sign up as soon as possible!

Permission Slip

Activity Reflections

Students looking back at successful hiking trip

"The trip was a lot of fun, with a nice mix of free time but we definitely didn’t sit still all the time. Especially the first hike where we had to find our own way was very nice. I think that the trip was a great experience for everyone involved and that in later years it should definitely be repeated. I think this is one of the best events in the school!"