Outdoor Learning

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Outdoor education provides a nurturing space that supports our children’s wellbeing through positive, child-centred experiences in a natural setting. All our children regularly access outdoor education, either through our Forest Schools partners or through termly outdoor learning days. This element of our curriculum is particularly important in our urban area, where many children lack access to outdoor activities.

Forest Schools enable children to learn about the natural world through exploration, learning and play in a woodland setting. Children of all ages gain great benefit from the opportunity to experience the natural environment, learn how to handle risks and develop problem solving and cooperation skills.

Children can explore, play and regulate themselves in an outdoor area, growing in confidence, self-esteem and motivation. Their skills develop as they progress through the school, including the practical skills of responsible use of woodworking tools, knots, design and construction, and the ever-popular fire building and outdoor cooking.