The Outdoor Education Programme makes full use of the amazing natural diversity Peru has to offer. Leadership, teamwork, initiative and an appreciation of the Peruvian culture and environment are some of the important life skills pupils develop at these camps.
Markham College has a comprehensive Outdoor Education Programme with yearly camps for pupils ages 9 to 15 (Primary 4 to Secondary 3) with leadership opportunities for Secondary 5 students on the P4, P6, S1 and S2 trips. These camps are situated in or close to the Coast, the Andes Mountains, National Parks and the Amazon jungle.
Senior students (S5) accompany the younger pupils acting as student leaders; this is an integral part of our commitment to leadership training. These older students benefit from the experience gained by helping and assisting others. The programme also provides a good opportunity outside of the school for younger pupils to work more closely with the senior students.
After completing the Outdoor Education Programme, students may choose to be involved in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Programme in which senior students continue to use and build upon the valuable skills they have been taught in the outdoor education programme while experiencing adventures in more challenging activities in more remote locations of Peru.