Outdoor Learning is a subject for our KS3 pupils. It gives our students the opportunity to develop skills outside the classroom and develop their learning further. They are able to experiment, take chances and discover new skills about themselves and the outdoors.
In Year 7, Outdoor Learning focusses more on getting the students outside the classroom and aware of plants, animals and mini beasts in and around the school. They will also be beginning to develop their learning outside concentrating on their social communication, friendships and team work.
In Year 8, Outdoor Learning focusses more on a project that the students can do to improve a part of the school as well as developing their learning outside the classroom incorporating it within our creative curriculum. This year the chosen project is to improve the playground and develop it to support our student’s needs further at social times.
In Year 9, Outdoor Learning focusses more on Horticulture and Forest Schools. Students are able to develop their skills further by furthering their knowledge of planting seasonal flowers, fruit and vegetables and caring for their allotment. Year 9 are also able to build dens, fires and develop their survival skills and independence outdoors.