In Primary, all students from Year 1 to Year 6 take part in the BST Outdoors residential programme which generates much enthusiasm and excitement throughout the school. For some students this is their first trip away from home and encourages independence and friendships in a safe environment.
Year 6 spend three nights in Ashigara, Kanagawa in March, exploring traditional Japanese crafts, and physical, environmental and scientific investigation.
Year 5 travel to Norikura, Nagano in January where they complete a Design Technology challenge, write winter inspired poetry and take part in ski or snowboard lessons over a three night stay.
Year 4 spend two nights in Yamanakako, Yamanashi in April. They hike in, and learn about the natural environment and vegetation in Japan, experience weaving on looms and enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji.
Year 3 children travel to Norikura, Nagano in June to experience orienteering, repelling and indoor climbing wall as well as other outdoor pursuits.
Year 1 and 2 children spend one night in Hachioji, on the outskirts of Tokyo in May and June, where science, art and PE programmes are taken outside.
Through both the curriculum and outdoor programmes on offer, our students are encouraged to care about the environment in which they live as well as develop a curiosity for the world around them. Our goal is to prepare happy, confident young people for life and equip them with the necessary skills to fully participate in the future as global citizens. Our BST Outdoors programme supports them in this development.