Outdoor Pursuits

At KEHS, girls have a challenging, exciting and varied programme of Outdoor Pursuits designed to promote physical and mental wellbeing, and liberate them from the constraints of technology, social media, and the classroom.

On these trips girls (and staff!) learn new things about themselves and their friends, discover hidden talents, and develop resilience, particularly when encountering adverse weather conditions, and create memories that last a lifetime.

In the Lower School, every year there is at least one trip specially designed for that age group. In the Middle School, they have the option to begin work on the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, working on their Bronze and Silver Awards, and in the Sixth Form, their Gold Award (as well as having the option to help as leaders on the Upper Fourth trip to the Cotswolds Water Park). For Lower School residentials, girls are often accompanied by Heads of Year and Form Tutors in order to enhance their pastoral relationships and build loyalty and cooperation in a more challenging environment.

There are also many other day trips and residentials open to various age groups, which complement this programme, and are enjoyable and challenging for all involved. These include:

  • Ski Trips
  • Cycle Tours
  • Rock Climbing Days
  • Hiking