The Australian International School has officially launched it’s exciting new Outdoor Education Program, which gives all students from Prep to Year 12 the opportunity to take part in an outdoor learning experience. Students will learn key skills such as teamwork, leadership and resilience, whilst broadening their awareness and appreciation of the natural environment.

Under the leadership of their new Head of Outdoor Education, Cameron Barry, this program will run from 2018 onwards and will provide all our students with new challenging, exciting and thought-provoking experiences. The program is sequential in format, beginning with outdoor day trips for the youngest students and continuing all the way through school life, building each year on the skills learned and challenges faced the previous year.

Cameron has been an Outdoor Education teacher for 14 years. He is passionate about delivering whole school outdoor education programs from Early Years to Senior Years and has seen first-hand how vital Outdoor Education is for today’s children and their social, emotional and physical development.

Cameron started his outdoor education journey on a YMCA summer camp in Wake Forest, North Carolina as a young 18 years old. Since then Cameron has taught and guided students in a range of positions from an assistant group leader, outdoor education instructor, group leader, outdoor education teacher, Assistant Head of Outdoor Education and more recently, Head of Outdoor Education at Brighton Grammar School in Victoria.

Cameron strongly advocates for school programs that challenge and inspire all students in the outdoors.

This exciting new program extends learning well beyond classroom and into natural environments, both here in Singapore for the youngest students and further afield in Malaysia and Thailand for our older students.

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