Our fortunate position in the National Park

As an enthusiastic supporter of outdoor education, this coming week sees Fyling Hall School embark on a new initiative with the North York Moors National Park.  On select Friday afternoons, pupils will take part in a mini “Young Ranger” scheme.  Each session will take place on the Moorland surrounding the school, i.e. within walking distance.  The objective is to  understand our environment, learning to appreciate our fortunate position in the National Park.  Starting with our Y7 pupils, three sessions are planned for this term when the programme will be reviewed with a view to rolling out a full programme next year.

Sessions are currently allocated as follows:

  • 17th May – Year 7
  • 14th June – Year 8
  • 28th June – Year 9

Our last session with the Park in this term will be an all school Beach Sweep.  Taking place at Boggle Hole, the Park Authority will expertly guide us on our closing day to Activities Week, Friday, 5th July 2019.

Pupils taking part should wear suitable clothing and footwear for the forecasted weather.

An additional benefit of these sessions is that they count towards the Duke of Edinburgh award*, the ultimate exemplification of our core values.  As a licensed Duke of Edinburgh centre, we actively encourage our pupils to take part in this programme.  The awards represent a fantastic personal achievement; one which is recognised by employers and universities alike.

*Young people need to attend regular sessions which span the timeframe of their award level, e.g. Bronze award level the young person should complete a minimum of three 5 hour sessions over 3 months.