Exploring the Great British Countryside: Why Boarders Benefit from Outdoor Adventures

Embarking on our weekend boarder trips programme isn’t just about exploring picturesque landscapes; it’s an immersive experience that aims to nurture personal growth, skill development, and unforgettable memories for each and every Rossallian. From the rugged trails of the Trough of Bowland to the serene waters of the Lake District, each trip presents different opportunities for students to develop essential life skills while embracing the great outdoors.

Building Confidence

As our students learn to navigate the remote wilderness of the Forest of Bowland, they learn to overcome challenges along the way, developing trust in their own abilities, and pushing themselves outside of their comfort zones. Whether kayaking and rockclimbing in the Ribble Valley, or soaring through the treetops at Go Ape in Grizedale Forest, each adventure in the great outdoors builds resilience and confidence which will come in handy in the classroom.

Did you know, the Forest of Bowland is rich in history: in recent years, astonishing discoveries of Roman coins and jewellery have been unearthed within its depths. What hidden treasures await our boarders?

Fostering Teamwork

The Lake District serves as the ultimate playground for teamwork and collaboration and students engage in numerous activities that require mutual support and communication. Whether conquering obstacle courses together or learning to navigate a boat across the lake, students experience the importance of teamwork, cooperation, and ‘house spirit’ – a lesson that resonates in both the wilderness and the classroom.

Nurturing Resilience

Whether overcoming a fear of water, or enjoying the thrill of heights during rock climbing, students learn to embrace uncertainty and navigate challenges with grace and resilience. Each experience, from reaching the summit of Gummers’ How to learning to use a map and compass, instils a sense of resilience that prepares students for the obstacles they’ll encounter on their academic and personal journeys.

Did you know, all Rossallians are encouraged and equipped to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award during their time at Rossall, and our boarders trips are the perfect place to develop skills to use during this fantastic programme.

As students journey through the diverse landscapes and historical landmarks of our weekend boarders trips programme, they not only discover the beauty of the great outdoors but also develop essential life skills that will serve them well in all aspects of their lives.