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Outdoor Education

Glenlyon Norfolk School offers a world-class Outdoor Education program.

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Taking utmost advantage of our beautiful west coast location, students are taught to engage with nature from the very beginning of their GNS experience. As they progress through the school, students are given opportunities to challenge themselves as they develop a mastery of skills, safety and leadership in the outdoors. All of this takes place in amazing wilderness settings that inspire GNS learners to discover their true potential.

As the adventures get bigger, they expand from the shores of our Junior School campus to the mountains and coastlines of Vancouver Island. When we explore, we also try to limit the carbon footprint of our Outdoor Education programs by running them on and around Vancouver Island, showing students the fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities that are abundant in our own backyard.

GNS Outdoor Education experiences provide students with the chance to:

  • Connect with nature
  • Work together as a team
  • Learn and master new skills
  • Be physically active, and
  • Challenge themselves in a safe and healthy environment.

Here’s what parents and students are saying:

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GNS Grade 9 Winter Camping Trip 2023