Adventure Learning Academies Trust


Survival School comes to Gulval School

Posted on by ALAT

Children at Gulval School, Penzance are getting hands on with their learning this term. 2016 sees the new Survival School launch at Gulval School. It is a chance for the students to get immersed in real life learning.

Survival School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and classroom education. Gulval School are walking distance from a local wood which forms both the playground and classroom for the school.

The 12 week programme will see its students graduating with skills which will set them up for life such as resilience, determination, team work and collaborative learning. This is something that the school’s Principal, Paul Baker feels strongly about; “Our pupils will be learning to build shelters and lighting fires which is no mean feat without matches! The Survival School will encourage out pupils to evaluate perceived risks, explore and use their own initiate and drive their own learning and development. These are life skills which are needed in today’s society.”

At the end of the 12 week programme the students will be having their very own graduation in the woods where carers, parents and families will be invited to attend. There will also be representatives from the Adventure Learning Academy Trust (ALAT) and Commando Joes.

Gulval are certainly putting the “adventure into learning”.

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