Dedicated in October 2003, the Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education and Environmental Study was funded by Paul and Suzanne Hanifl (Woodstock School Alumni ’63). It was initially built to extend Woodstock School’s curriculum and to provide a facility and a programme through which students can learn about the Himalaya and develop their skills and knowledge in outdoor education.
It continues to contribute to the sustainable development of the region by transmitting an appreciation and understanding of the Himalayan environment to future leaders. Schools, colleges and universities from around the world visit the Hanifl Centre for a wide variety of different programmes.Read more
Lessons come to life as students make direct contact with their subjects and studies. Hanifl Centre resources include classrooms for study, maps, subject-specific texts, audiovisual material, scientific equipment as well as hiking, camping and climbing equipment. Outside of the classroom, students develop projects, take part in nature hikes and participate in local field trips.
Hanifl Centre actively engages with local communities in service learning projects and outdoor leadership training for youth.
Hanifl Centre acts as a consultant to Woodstock School staff across disciplines to develop appropriate experiential learning opportunities. In addition to building a resource of teaching materials, Hanifl Centre networks with experts from outside the school to provide additional curricular enrichment.
Hanifl Centre is an Outreach of Woodstock School, celebrating more than 160 years in the Himalaya.