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My reflections on the benefits of Field Studies

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 6, 2017 6:00:00 AM

My reflections on the benefits of field studiesBy Trinity Year 9 student James Browning

There aren’t many schools that give Year 9 boys the experience of spending a month away from home to take on new challenges and learn to push past adversity.

Recently, I spent a month at the Trinity Field Studies Centre at Woollamia. Four weeks like no other, where I was able to challenge myself, make new friends and learn more about who I am.

The idea of stepping outside my comfort zone seemed daunting, but the memories and rewards that can be gained when you and your mates take on a challenge and succeed is unlike anything else.

Going in with a positive attitude was key to success, putting up your hand and giving everything a go was the gateway to having fun. Looking back on my recent camp experience, I remember the great times I had with some people I barely knew before the camp began.

The memories of table tennis on a Friday night, the flashback to a difficult hike, all bring me back to one thought – Field Studies, however challenging, was a great experience.


The benefits of Field Studies in school are many. The Trinity Field Studies Centre in the Jervis Bay area, provides an ideal setting for our boys to be nurtured and challenged. It enables boys to develop soft skills (emotional, social, psychological, communication, empathy, self-concept) and hard skills (technical, safety, environmental), encouraging growth in mind, body and spirit to foster the development of boys into men.

To learn more about the Trinity difference and our Field Studies Programme, download our Field Studies ebook.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Physical education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Adolescence, Boys learning, Education, Students