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Outdoor Learning

'We must teach our children to smell the earth, to taste the rain, to touch the wind, to see things grow, to see the sun rise and night fall - to care.' John Cleal 


We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.


Outdoor Learning is the use of places other than the classroom for teaching and learning. It is about getting children and young people out and about, providing them with challenging, exciting and different experiences to help them learn.


Our natural woodland and allotment area provides children with an abundance of space to explore, learn and experience green spaces and blue skies. 


Every child in school is guaranteed, as a minimum, 1 Outdoor Learning Day per half term where they will be immersed in all that the great outdoors has to offer. 


Our Outdoor Curriculum is planned around 5 key strands: Outdoor Survival, Outdoor Cooking, Sustainability, Headspace and links to our main Curriculum. 



Below you will find our Outdoor Learning Journeys which are planned carefully and deliberately based on these 5 strands to ensure that our children are exposed to a breadth of high-quality outdoor learning experiences.


We have recently achieved the Bronze, Silver and Gold status for the Woodland Trust's Green Tree School Award.