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Y8 Outdoor Adventure Programme Choices

Dear Parent /Carer,

At King’s Norton Boys’ School, we are very proud to be able to offer all students in Year 8 an opportunity to attend the outdoor adventure Programme which consists of sessions in a variety of outdoor activities during their next academic year from September.

It is a key part of King’s Norton Boys’ School to enable all of our students to access various forms of outdoor activities and opportunities to learn outside the classroom. The benefit that the students gain from the social and leisure pursuits on our outdoor education courses is long-lasting and unique to the school. 

Each student has the opportunity to take part in the outdoor adventure programme by picking two activities from the list below.

In each activity they will have the chance to work towards KNBS outdoor adventure Awards along with gaining new and developing existing skills in their chosen activities along with personal skills like teamwork, communication, confidence and self-esteem.  

These activities are:

  • Canoeing on local lakes and canals
  • Dinghy sailing at Bartley Sailing Club
  • Mountain biking on local trails and off-road tracks
  • Rock climbing at local indoor walls.

All safety and activity kit is provided, all students will need to bring is a packed lunch, spare clothes and a sense of adventure.

If your son would like to take this opportunity, please complete the Y8 Outdoor Adventure Programme Choices form before by Friday 1st July.

Once I have received the interest forms, students will be assigned dates and sent a confirmation email with more details in the next academic year. Emails will be sent closer to the time of their chosen activity. Activities happen roughly at the following times:

  • Dinghy Sailing – June / July
  • Canoeing - April / May
  • Rock Climbing – February / March
  • Mountain Biking – November / December / January

(These times may change depending on the amount of students wanting to do each activity.)

If you have any questions, please get in touch


Mr B Julian

Head of Outdoor Education