Learning through adventure has a proven track record in developing those personal qualities – independence, problem solving ability, discipline, team working and confidence – which are in demand in the modern workplace and underpin successful social development. Learning through adventure provides a reliable means for developing a distinctive school ethos, supportive of personal development, the achieving of high standards and encouraging student and parental choice.
Adventure Learning Academy Trust (ALAT) builds on the strengths of learning through adventure in a new ‘whole-school design’ applied across our schools. Our schools are fully comprehensive and inclusive, with a strong focus on personalisation. These are places where young people will thrive irrespective of their background, socio-economic status, or learning needs.
All elements of the school’s design is infused with learning through adventure and the wilderness environment: from the curriculum design and approach to teaching and learning, to the leadership, organisational design, partnerships and wider resources that the school can draw on. Being part of a multi-academy trust offers the freedom and flexibility in curriculum, timetable models and staffing to help deliver the ‘Adventure Learning’ school ethos.