Outdoor & Adventure Learning

Outdoor & Adventure Learning

Fundamentally, we truly believe in the magic and power of outdoor learning as a catalyst for change.

The mission of Outdoor Learning at Macmillan Academy is “Inspirational and memorable learning through adventure and challenge.” Learning Outside the Classroom

Our values

Outdoor Practitioners

Our core staff come from the outdoor learning sector, bringing the technical skills and qualifications to lead our students in the outdoors.

They are outdoor leaders, who know how to balance the skills of teaching, facilitation & coaching to maximise the learning opportunities for our students. There is an extended team of qualified staff who support the programme.

Our values

The Curriculum

At the core of our curriculum in Key Stage 3 every student is timetabled to take part in a two day intensive programme each year, balanced with three weeks of intensive provision, on residential and during our challenge week programme.

In Key Stage 4 & 5 pathways exist for students within PE for specific sport based development.

Outstanding Outdoor Learning

At the heart of the mission and belief in outdoor learning is desire to continually develop and be creative with our own teaching practice. We will continually challenge, review and evaluate our performance.


Our Mission

Our Mission

The mission of Outdoor Learning at Macmillan Academy is “Inspirational and memorable learning through adventure and challenge.”

The core of our provision will be available to all and an integral part of the Macmillan Academy curriculum.

We will maximise the use of existing resources for the benefit of our students. We will continually improve and develop our programmes and teaching practice.

We value risk, real and perceived, as a powerful learning opportunity for our students. Fundamentally, we truly believe in the magic and power of outdoor learning as a catalyst for change.

Our values

The Outward Bound Trust

The Outward Bound Trust is an outdoor learning charity that equips young people with social and emotional skills through learning and adventure in the wild. They work with secondary schools and colleges across the UK, providing experiential wilderness programmes in Snowdonia, The Lakes and The Highlands.

Macmillan Academy is awarded bursaries support so that as many young people as possible can benefit from a high quality residential experience