Outdoor Education & Extracurricular

A Repton education combines breadth of subject with depth of experience, both in and out of the classroom. Learning extends beyond the school building through a range of trips, extra curricular activities (ECAs) and after school clubs.

Our calendar of field trips provides children with at least one excursion a term, including such experiences as theatre shows, UAE heritage visits, science experiments, and robotics challenges.

Our ECAs cover a wide range of opportunities for children so they can explore new interests, or develop existing passions and skills. These are offered by our own Teachers, and by Gulf Star Sports, and to date have included capoeira, ballet, Higher Order Thinking Skills, art, gymnastics, golf, origami, chess and football. We are also a member of ADISSA (Abu Dhabi International School Sports Association) and our pupils compete at a very high standard of sportsmanship and skill.

This is also complemented by a varied outdoor education programme which begins in KS2, with activities provided locally. As the school accepts Senior School pupils, we will look to take advantage of trips abroad, encompassing culture, sport and music. These will also involve partnerships with Repton School and Foremarke in Derbyshire, UK.

Outdoor adventure programmes positively impact young people’s self-perception: their understandings of their own personal strengths, limitations, and the value they bring to a team. We use outdoor education to develop key life skills and characteristics such as leadership, teamwork, self confidence, grit and determination. Ultimately these characteristics benefit pupils as they graduate from Repton and prepares them for life in an increasingly competitive world.

Our carefully designed outdoor education programme takes into account the ability of the pupils, a diligent approach to risk management, a rich and varied use of activities which combine together to provide pupils with invaluable learning opportunities.

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