Most school expeditions take place in the local area. The school is very fortunate to have easy access to mountains, lakes and fjords, as well as extensive skiing opportunities. The Rogaland area contains some of the most impressive scenery in the world.
In order to make the best use of these resources, the school employs teachers and other experts, who are qualified and experienced as outdoor education leaders.
Overseas expeditions are organized for students in the final year of the Middle Years Programme and for those aspiring to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The school has a well-established Duke of Edinburgh International Award scheme in operation, which is taken up by the majority of students aged 14 years and above.
Expeditions and activities lead to achievement of the Bronze and Silver International Awards. To date, overseas expeditions have also featured a destination geographically and culturally different to Norway. The Moroccan High Atlas region and Sahara Desert are favourite destinations offered in conjunction with the World Challenge Organisation.
Students are provided with opportunities to visit a number of outdoor centres across Norway and we make good use of the school's environs. The school has its own canoes and has established an area for rock climbing and abseiling.
Older students in the upper primary school have opportunities to camp away from school on local beaches, or to participate in a week-long stay organised by Adventure Norway.
Pre-school and Lower Primary
Students in the Pre and Primary School are introduced to outdoor education activities during the school day. The school's location in the Gausel Forest means that we can enjoy the great outdoors as soon as we step outside. These activities include adventurous play, cooking outside, rope work activities, shelter building and observing nature at first hand. Red squirrels and roe deer are frequently observed in the school grounds.