Any organized learning that takes place outdoors is commonly referred to as outdoor education. The popular way of learning is known by other names too, such as adventure education, outdoor school or high school. As New Zealand has a pristine natural habitat, forested lands, lakes, and mountains, outdoor education has been adopted by many educational institutes as a way to impart recreational activities and engaging education.
Outdoor education as the name suggests deals with physical education no doubt, where students learn certain skills that could be surfing, hiking, trekking, or rock climbing. In New Zealand, this form of education has become an important part in shaping the personality of students. For instance, students coming from non-English speaking countries may learn the language and New Zealand culture through such a program.
You also may learn to:
- Adapt to changes – natural as well as cultural
- Make new friends in the same peer group
- Evolve as a leader
- Settle into a team or solve problems
…And, also enjoy New Zealand thoroughly while studying the country. It allows youngsters to connect with the practical world.