The key life skills of teamwork, communication, decision making, taking responsibility, trust and fun are all developed at Somerset House in our Outdoor Education Programme. Grade 2 – 7s will normally have one camp away from school each year.
The cost of the Outdoor Education Programme is included in the school fees.
The level of “self-sufficiency” and the number of nights away increase with each grade and a wide variety of experiences will have been enjoyed by the time Grade 7 is reached. Our Grade 6 programme includes an outdoor camping adventure in preparation for Grade 7 which includes a journey down the Orange River. Some of our camps link with the curriculum and we use our venues as bases from which to explore the local area.