Local outdoor activities are conducted at a quarterly basis and serve as platforms to induct the SUSS community through half-a-day to overnight out-of-classroom exposures. Purposefully designed with intentional outdoor philosophy, outdoor knowledge is taught through bite-size and back-to-basic manner.
Fun and exciting activities include overnight camping, outdoor cooking challenge, MacRitchie Reservoir nature walk, rock climbing (with certification), and kayaking (with certification).
The Seven Series comprises of 7 trails in China, 7 summits in Indonesia and 7 seas (voyages to 7 ports of call from China to Indonesia). This adventure series is designed to deepen students’ understanding of the region and its significance in the contemporary times.
Being in the intended environment not only heightens the sensual experience but also results in creating authentic learning for the participants. These programmes aim to help students to develop skills in cognition-based reflection, knowledge construction, evaluation of beliefs and real-life problem solving.
The outdoor classroom is a paradox, limitless for instructional purposes but challenging in establishing safe yet effective boundaries for learning. The ALP serves to bring learning beyond the cerebral to touch the hearts of students whereby they become advocates of environmental awareness and protection.
The Malaysia Gopeng ALP and New Zealand ALP are programmes for those who are keen to develop themselves as outdoor leaders and impact the SUSS and wider community in becoming more outdoor and experiential centric with a focus on environmental-mindedness.
SUSS is also on the lookout for suitable students on a yearly basis and present them the Outward Bound Leadership and Service Award. This award recognises them for their outstanding contributions in leadership and service to the community.