Outdoor Education Centre
UWC Thailand's Outdoor Education Centre is situated at the The Playyard, in a beautiful bay overlooking Phang Nga. The location is ideal for a number of watersport activities, being sheltered from any waves and the harsh weather brought by the monsoon season, whilst still providing consistent wind conditions to offer some incredible sailing opportunities for both new and experienced sailors alike.
Why Outdoor Experiential Education?
The future needs people who have the courage to act when something needs to be done. When we consistently teach and expect strength, resilience and grit from today’s youth, we prepare them to show the bravery that leadership will demand. Through the UWC Thailand Outdoor Experiential Education program, coupled with the rigour of an IB education, and then compounded by the realities of residential life (for our boarding students), a life in which our students live side by side with people from all over the world; our students have opportunities to develop their bravery, their resilience, and their courage in a variety of ways, each and every day.
What does Outdoor Experiential Education look like at UWC Thailand?
At UWC Thailand, we provide age-appropriate challenges to help build confidence, independence, resilience, and collaboration skills.
We start with weekly outdoor learning experiences for our early years and lower primary students and advance to yearly Outdoor Education units through primary and secondary school. In addition to this, there are a number of after school Outdoor Education programmes including the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Junior and Senior Sailing squads and a number of outdoor environmental programmes for students to participate in.
Through this regular and ongoing participation in activities, including kayaking, sailing, scuba diving, cycling, hiking, rock climbing and coral restoration, our students develop an appreciation for the planet and the environment.
As our students advance through the school, there are opportunities to acquire the skills and competencies, allowing them to develop confidence in their own abilities that can ultimately see them progress to receiving recognised qualifications.