Outdoor Education plays a very important role at Clarendon Park, and is strongly encouraged across all the grades. Besides the great fun that is normally had on these excursions, important life lessons are also learnt. It is the replacement of one classroom for another.
Most grades get to experience some form of outdoor excursion, with varying lengths in duration depending on the age of the pupils involved. Our Grade 7’s traditionally spend 4 days at Hobbiton-on Hogsback in the September of their final Primary School year. All of our Grade 6 classes have a three day adventure excursion to African Imprint, which is situated near Kirkwood. This normally takes place in the 3rd Term. The Grade 5 classes go on a one night adventure to Bushpig Farm, on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth. Various day trips are undertaken by Grades 1 to 4.
Excitement starts to mount, from the planning and preparation to the eventual packing for the trip, and then the bus trip to the venue. Without fail, the stories that return home, are predominantly ones of adventure, fun, life lessons learnt and unbelievable memories made.
Our Outdoor Education experiences are an important aspect of our school calendar, and emphasises the all-round and balanced educational approach, which we dearly value at the school.
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