a daring journey
dare to do something
Just as we have our ‘Nurture’ programme, so we have ‘Venture’; our trip, activity and events programme, which takes our students beyond desks, beyond walls, beyond Abbot’s Way….
‘Leave the roads; take the trails’
Our calendar is characteristically full ongoing, with an exciting and varied set of student- centred experiences, which:
enrich and enhance our holistic, Learn To Thrive curriculum,
support the acquisition and development of our Abbot’s Way skill sets,
encourage our students to ‘dare to learn’.
encourage enquiry, exploration and and discovery
'Venture' launches each academic year with our Welcome Days, which provide a vibrant, settling induction for our students across the first days of term - see ‘Parents’ - ‘Calendar’
Curriculum Venture Days take place regularly throughout each term, taking learning in a particular curriculum area ‘whole school’ and engaging students in multi-sensory activities to embed knowledge and provide essential memory hooks.
'Venture' promotes 'learning by doing' and takes students outside wherever possible.
Venture Camps take place annually for each of our learning chapters, Spirit, Flair and Charisma.
Camps range in level of challenge and distance from Abbot's Way, providing an exciting opportunity for resilience, enterprise and self-discovery.
This Camp strand of Venture prepares students for for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award scheme, which commences in Year 9.
Duke of Edinburgh is proven to develop and enhance social skills and those which sit within our key skill sets