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Outdoor pursuits

Our dynamic and exciting Outdoor Pursuits Programme makes full use of our excellent location.

We believe that challenging activities in the outdoors are beneficial to wellbeing, and that by experiencing them, pupils learn a great deal about themselves and others, developing individual and team skills. Every pupil is therefore offered an opportunity to experience the outdoors with planned activities from Year 7 through to Year 13.

We have several National Parks nearby, providing mile upon mile of stunning and varied outdoor space. We have 450 miles of coastline on our doorstep, and other spectacular outdoor pursuit locations a short drive away, including Exmoor and the Brecon Beacons. Pupils can Hike, Surf, Shoot, Sail, Kayak, Canoe, Climb, Mountain Bike, Cycle, BMX and Scuba Dive, just to name a few.

For those who enjoy the outdoors, further opportunities are available, including the Ten Tors challenge. This is an annual event where pupils dents from across the country hike 35, 45 or 55 miles across Dartmoor over two days. Many pupils complete their Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award at Bronze, Silver or Gold; our Gold students having the opportunity to attend an International Expedition. Blundell’s School currently has one of the highest success rates for DofE in the South West.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) aims to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, and a sense of service to the community. Activities include drill, teambuilding, shooting, fieldcraft and first aid. Up to 40% of a cadet’s time is spent on adventurous training activities. By joining the CCF cadets also can join in with volunteer and charitable work in the community and gain nationally recognised qualifications such as the BTEC Diploma in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community.

Latest News

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1st XV beat Marlborough

1st XV beat Marlborough

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Old Blundellian's break new world record

Old Blundellian's take on 3,000 mile Atlantic challenge

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Blundell’s School announces new Director of Cricket Dean Headley

Blundell’s School announces new Director of Cricket Dean Headley

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U16 Girls Hockey Cup Success in National Plate Competition

U16 Girls Hockey Cup Team Beat Claysmore School in National Plate Competition

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World Challenge Expedition Morocco

During the summer a team of pupils set out on a World Challenge Expedition to Morocco.

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National Cup Rugby Success

Blundell's 1st XV enjoy a great victory at Sir Thomas Rich's School in the Under 18 National Rugby Cup

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Blundell’s Clay Pigeon Shooting success at Marlborough

Blundell’s Clay Pigeon Shooting success at Marlborough

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Blundell's pupils attend National Finals of the Goldsmiths' Company Community Engagement Awards

Blundell’s was selected as one of eight national finalists from an initial 147 schools from both the private and state sector.

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Blundell's Girls Selected for England Hockey Talent Academy

Congratulations to Pippa, Lucy, Emily, Bella, and Alice who have been selected for England Hockey Talent Academy.

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