Outdoor Experiences introduces learners to the Outdoor Learning group of the Health and Physical Education(HPE) course suite.
Tasmania is acknowledged internationally as a destination for a diverse range of quality outdoor recreation experiences.* Our unique world-class natural heritage provides learners with an ideal setting and opportunity to experience national benchmark senior secondary courses in Outdoor Learning.
Tasmania is aiming to become the nation’s fittest state.** For this to occur our state will need to foster a generation of lifelong learners who embrace and enjoy active participation in regular physical activity.
Outdoor Experiences provides an opportunity for learners to connect with a range of outdoor activities. It will help build a positive lifelong health culture in Tasmania and physical literacy, both individually and across the wider community.
Outdoor Experiences exposes learners to selected leisure activities, outside the scope of sport or competition, and allows them to explore the physical, social, emotional and spiritual benefits of high-quality outdoor recreation experiences. Learners also consider the importance of sustainable practice to help protect our natural environments for future generations. This course provides an introduction to responsible, safe, and environmentally sustainable practice.
*(https://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/top-10-outdoor-adventures-in-tasmania, Aug, 2015, http://www.discovertasmania.com.au/ accessed Oct, 2016)
**(Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan, Dec 2015)