Outdoor Education forms an important part of life at Titus Salt School and includes activities completed both in school time and after in a range of groups and clubs. Here is a brief taste of some of the activities.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award has long been part of the outdoor education program with large numbers of pupils completing their Bronze and Gold awards. Last year 45 Year 10 pupils completed their Bronze assessment expedition in the North York Moors and 18 finished an arduous 4 day expedition in the Lakes to achieve their Gold award.

This year sees the provision of the Duke of Edinburgh Award move to another level when all of Year 9 pupils will be enrolled in the Bronze Award and supported by their form tutors to complete the various sections of the award. This will help to promote a wide variety of extra-curricular activities as pupils complete their physical, skills and volunteering sections. Those who finish the sections will do their expedition in Year 10.

Last year we  moved our main residential into Year 8 and this now takes place at Bewerley Park Outdoor Education Centre in North Yorkshire. Over 4 days the pupils take part in a variety of activities including mountain biking, canoeing, sailing and caving. The quality of the instruction at Bewerley Park is excellent and the pupils develop their confidence and resilience while improving their teamwork and communication skills.

There are number of successful outdoor education clubs at school including climbing and kayaking. These are run by a combination of experienced staff and fully qualified instructors from Bradford MDC Adventure Development Unit.