Flinders Podcast Episode 9: Principal Stuart Meade with Student Services Officer and Outdoor Education Co-ordinator, Mr Ryan Edwards

Join us for Episode 9 of the Flinders podcast series, Uncharted Waters: Conversations with the Principal. You can listen to this episode and others here.

In Episode 9, Principal Stuart Meade chats with Student Services Officer and Outdoor Education Co-ordinator (Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator and Round Square Representative), Mr Ryan Edwards

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” - Albert Einstein

In this podcast, Principal Stuart Meade sits down with Mr Ryan Edwards, Student Services Officer and Outdoor Education Co-ordinator who also facilitates the College’s Duke of Edinburgh and Round Square programs. Stuart and Ryan discuss the outdoor education and adventure opportunities available to our students for the remainder of 2020 and beyond in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions.

Ryan shares the revised plans for our student camps program for Years 8, 9 and 10 students. He also explains the purpose of the Flinders Adventure Club as a co-curricular offering and the exciting plans to facilitate Round Square international exchanges for students in 2021. The conversation turns to the importance of wilderness experiences to enable young people to learn about themselves, develop their character and build emotional intelligence.

Episode 9, Ryan Edwards Student Services Officer and Outdoor Education Co-ordinator
(00:50) What has been your focus during the remote learning phase of COVID-19?
(4:00) Have Flinders’ Duke of Edinburgh participants had to put their Award projects on hold during this time?
(5:36) Please share how plans have changed regarding the Outdoor Education Camps program at Flinders this year?
(6:49) You facilitate the Flinders Adventure Club co-curricular opportunity that is open to all students in Secondary School. What do students enjoy about this club?
(8:05) Tell us more about the Flinders Environment Club’s new competition that students are invited to enter?
(9:20) Why are outdoor wilderness experiences so important for young people’s character development and emotional intelligence?

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