Plymouth College

Welcome to Plymouth College Outdoor Education Blog. Here we will show the vast variety of activities we offer to students throughout the year including Ten Tors, Duke of Edinburgh's Award, Overseas Expeditions, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Paddlesport, Rock Climbing and Mountaineering, Mountain Biking, Power Kiting and much more.

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Monday, 20 November 2017

Cracking bike ride, but very busy out there!

After we waited for a couple of students to not turn up, we headed to Haldon Hill and found some quite trails to blast around in the morning. Following lunch we split up with some students heading around the red loop with Mr Chilcott, and others honing their skills with Mr Rees. Great day out!

Gold DofE go Canoeing

It was hard to believe it was November on Friday, the clear sun filled sky and mirror smooth sea were a joy to paddle on. The students seemed to enjoy themselves as well! All in preparation for a canoe expedition in the summer.

Kayaks and Canoes on Thursday

Better late than never! All the Sport Baccalaureate students went paddling on Thursday, the first years were looking at efficient and effective paddling, while the second years got to grips with canoe rescue skills. 
Some people got carried away and went for a swim, enjoying a two activity day

Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Some of our Explorers went out this afternoon and had a go at fire lighting. We got one fire going really well, but lots was learnt by all and we had a go at making bread, which almost rose!! It was great to welcome Mrs Hayward along for the afternoon, even if she didn't want to eat any half cooked bread!

Monday, 13 November 2017

Great day on the moors

Sunny, very windy and an impressive hail storm were the order of the day on the moors yesterday. We also bumped into a Dartmoor Ranger who was retrieving a spent flare shell from previous military exercises. 

Thursday, 9 November 2017

It was a beautiful day out there

A stunning day out there so the Explorers club had a glorious walk over the tops and had a go at abseiling.