For students in XP Secondary Schools their very first day at school involves getting on a bus and going on an Outward Bound expedition with their new crews.
This week is hugely important in establishing our culture and helping students to realise what it means to be crew.
“To start a school is to proclaim what it means to be human”
Tom James – EL Education
XP schools’ provenance is closely linked to the Outward Bound Trust. The very first EL schools in the US were born out of the idea of taking the Outward Bound design principles and reimagining them for the classroom and scholarship.
Year 7 Students from XP School and XP East have gone to the Aberdovey Outward Bound Centre for the last four years.
They go as strangers, they come back as a crew.