the tribe programme
The Tribe programme is a partnership between On The Hill and a school that aims to raise young people’s confidence, resilience and academic attainment. This is achieved through a combination of:
A programme within school that addresses the students’ identified learning challenges. In addition to the class-based work, this programme includes weekly nature-based, outdoor learning sessions, with a focus on the young people’s relationships, self-awareness and emotional literacy.
Land-based learning residentials, which provide the young people with the opportunity to experience themselves in a new context, away from their normal concerns and distractions. They take on self-leadership and leadership responsibilities and strengthen their relationships to themselves, their peers and their environment.
Tribe taking place at Embercombe in 2016.
“Tribe time and activities such as cooking and harvesting really connect you to your class and strengthen bonds...”
(Class 8 pupil).
The Tribe Programme operates through four central principles as outlined below: