Month: June 2021

Outdoor Adventure Programme

At Wrenn, we create an atmosphere of determination and success through our ‘Proud to be Wrenn’ ethos. There is no limit to the opportunities that await our students. We have extremely high aspirations of all students and promote working hard, respecting others, enjoying learning and never giving up enabling students to successfully navigate their futures.  

Out students leave Wrenn as confident and respectful individuals who have learnt to contribute in a wide range of situations in order to be responsible citizens.  

Outdoor learning experiences are remembered for a lifetime. Integrating learning and outdoor opportunities, whether through play in the immediate grounds or adventures further afield, provides relevance and depth to the taught curriculum in ways that are difficult to achieve indoors.  

Learning outside in new environments can be enjoyable, creative, challenging and exhilarating; this helps young people learn by experience and grow as confident and responsible citizens who value and appreciate the spectacular landscapes, natural heritage and culture of Wrenn and wider world.  

Year 7 Sailing – We have set up links with the Sea Cadets to deliver a 6 week programme on the water. This has included sailing, paddle sports and raft building. Students have had the opportunity to learn a new skills on the River Nene at Thrapston sailing club. They have been working towards their RYA young sailor Stage 1 qualification.

Year 8 Paddle sports – As part of this programme, students have been given the opportunity to develop paddle sports skills. Delivered in a 6 week block, students work towards gaining their BC Discover Award  

Year 10 Climbing – We have developed a link with the Pinnacle Centre In Northampton allowing our students the opportunity to work towards achieving their NICAS – LEVEL 1 and 2 National Indoor Climbing Scheme qualification. Students can also use this as their Skill for their Bronze/Silver DofE award.  

This programme will continue to run next year to allow students to develop as well-rounded confident and competent individuals. The outdoor environment encourages staff and students to see each other in a different light, it builds positive relationships, self-esteem and resilience.