Kick Start

Year 7 Programme

Our curriculum has at its heart; collaborating, questioning, imagining, reasoning, persevering, empathising and reviewing.

"At its core, the outdoor learning department was created to run exciting and challenging courses for our students. All of these courses aim to increase student confidence, create a positive ethos of teamwork and instil a desire to achieve through personal challenge. "Outdoor Learning

Risk Management

Kick Start

Kick Start is a journey of adventure, challenge and new experiences. It is a personal development course and will provide opportunities for students to learn more about themselves and others, explore the skills needed for working in teams, and an introduction to mind sets and what attitudes to have when approaching new or difficult situations.

We strive to create a challenging yet supportive atmosphere in which students feel confident and happy to push themselves.

Risk Management


The course is held at the academy and will take place over two days. Students will participate in a range of adventurous activities including:

  • Rock Climbing
  • High Ropes
  • Team Challenges
  • Walk on the North York Moors- around Roseberry Topping and Captain Cook’s Monument

Risk Management


Students will need:

  • Macmillan Academy PE kit
  • Track suits bottoms (must be plain black)
  • Trainers
  • Packed lunch
  • Drink (not fizzy drinks or sports drinks)
  • School planner

Further information about the course can be found in the course fact sheet and the letter that is sent to parents/guardians : here.