Why facilitate outdoor learning?
Learning in a real context can turn the abstract into the concrete.It inspires curiosity and investigation, which inspire enquiring minds and enables them to achieve.
The outdoor environment stimulates creativity and enables learning to happen. Hands on – Minds on!
Fresh air and open space obviously promote physical development but also the effect of fresh air on our minds is amazing
Children feel fee to be themselves outside the constraints of the classroom. Sometimes we can concentrate better outside, with a hands-on approach
Connection with the natural world builds a deeper connection that lasts a lifetime. How can we care about something we do not know about?
Children need space to be physically active and to move freely without constraints. They can work on a larger scale, either alone or collaboratively
Digby Jones (former Chairperson of the CBI) asks, ‘ How will children learn to run a small business in the future if they have never learnt to climb a tree?’
When do we facilitate outdoor learning?
We provide regular, frequent, enjoyable and challenging opportunities for all children to learn outdoors throughout their time at school.
This is done whenever learning would be enhanced or complimented by going outdoors.
The use of outdoor learning throughout the curriculum
Examples of our areas and resources
Theatre of Stars