Wild Ed 2017

Wilderness Education

Blue Mountains Grammar School is situated in a national park, giving our students unique access to the natural environment through the School's Wilderness Education program.

Activities undertaken on camp may include bushwalking, rock climbing, abseiling, archery, canoeing and canyoning.

BMGS also offers the Stage 5 course of Wilderness Education (approved by the Board of Studies).

This program offers the opportunity for personal challenge, whilst teaching students bush skills, first aid and teamwork, together with navigation and orienteering skills.

Students who elect Wilderness Education in Year 9 can obtain their Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze Level), and can continue through to Silver and Gold levels as they pursue the Duke of Edinburgh co- curricular program through Years 11 to 12.

BMGS also has a compulsory camping program for all students from Year 4 to Year 10. A Leadership Camp is undertaken in Year 11.

Camps in Year 10 may include horse riding near Yass, sea kayaking and scuba diving in Jervis Bay or walks in Cradle Mountain or Freycinet in Tasmania or the Kepler, Milford or Routeburn Tracks in New Zealand.