Outdoor Learning

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Outdoor Learning

Fresh air, the calmness of nature, and beautiful surroundings all contribute to us being able to deliver a highly engaging and stimulating curriculum, centred on learning outdoors.

In this day and age, mental wellbeing is paramount and our approach is reinforced by academic research, which demonstrates the positive impact learning outdoors can have on children’s health and wellbeing.

Progress of Outdoor Learning has been swift and the enjoyment of learning abundant. The original inspiration for Senior Outdoor Learning is to take advantage of our extensive 55-acre site. Utilising this space (natural and built-up surroundings) has become second nature to many departments.

77 outdoor lessons were delivered to pupils’ last term. Pupils are having fun whilst learning in a healthy environment and this has transferred into academic success in the classroom.

All activities are related to academic progress and each department records their successes to ensure this can be developed over time. All departments consider what equipment could be utilised to enhance the pupils’ experience of Outdoor Learning e.g. Drainage tables for Geography and Science departments when studying the water cycle.


‘The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky.’

Margaret McMillian