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Outdoor Pursuits

  • Overview

    Outdoor learning and adventurous activity play an important part in developing pupils’ resilience, independence and leadership skills. At Bolton School, pupils are given the chance to enjoy and explore the great outdoors along with the opportunity to take risks in a supportive and secure environment. The School has its own Outdoor Learning...

  • Clubs, Activities and Trips

    Pupils are invited to take part in a wide array of lunchtime clubs offering outdoor pursuits activities. There are clubs taking advantage of the School's varied facilities: the climbing wall in the Boys' Division gym, archery equipment and the pool for kayaking practise. In addition, clubs give pupils access to local venues such as The Climbing...

  • Patterdale Hall

    Patterdale Hall is Bolton School’s residential and adventure learning centre, ideally located on the shores of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District. The centre provides a warm welcome and fully qualified instructors, who help pupils to enjoy themselves at Patterdale and make the most of their time there. All activities are supervised and the...

  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards

    Pupils in Year 9 and upwards are able to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award, also known as DofE. Typically pupils work towards their Bronze Award in Years 9 and 10, the Silver Award in Year 11, and the Gold Award during the Sixth Form. Participants must select and complete objectives in the following areas: Volunteering Physical...

  • Outdoor Pursuits Gallery

    A selection of pictures from various Outdoor Pursuits activities.