Outdoor education activities are an integral component of the holistic education offered at MacLachlan. These experiential trips provide students an additional level of enrichment that takes them beyond the classroom and provides them with lasting memories. Further to helping students develop a deep respect for the environment, the outdoor education program also aims to enhance student life skills and improves self-confidence by exposing them to challenging and adventurous experiences and activities. Some of the opportunities include such endeavours as spring and winter camping expeditions, canoeing, hiking, technical rock climbing, leadership camps.
Our program aims to develop in students:
A heightened level of self-awareness and strength within themselves
A sensitivity to the needs of others
An appreciation and understanding of the natural environment
Leadership qualities and bonding with fellow students
Increased self-esteem through physical and mental achievements
Practical and interpersonal skills
Ability to adapt to different environments
Interest in recreational skills
Appreciation of the importance of physical fitness
Our outdoor education program also supports students who choose to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program. Designed to develop independence, resourcefulness, courage, initiative, endurance and perseverance, it provides a unique opportunity for MacLachlan students to develop into people who “make a difference". To find out more, please view our Duke of Edinburgh information here.