Outdoor Learning

Intent – What are we aiming to achieve through our curriculum?

  • To engage students in all aspects of learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • To use specialist tools and build on the skills from Year 7 to 9.
  • To develop communication skills and team work between all students.
  • To develop their knowledge of the outdoors in a safe environment.
  • To enable the students to remember their learning through repetitive and creative learning.
  • To develop students creativity through a variety of practical tasks.
  • To develop students’ knowledge of the outdoors that can be utilised outside of school.

Implementation – How are we delivering our curriculum?

  • To adapt learning to the needs of our students.
  • To develop learning across 4 areas of the curriculum:
    • Tools
    • Skills
    • Animals
    • Fires
  • All students in years 7 to 9 to have access to Outdoor Learning for 1.5 hours a week.
  • To enable students to develop their independence by having some control over their learning.
  • To enable students to build and expand on previous learning.

Impact – What difference is the curriculum making to our students?

  • To build confidence and resilience of the learners each lesson.
  • For all students to meet or exceed their expected progress in Outdoor Learning.
  • To improve mental health and support students through a different way of learning.
  • To enable students to build upon their knowledge in Maths, English and Science in a more practical way outdoors.
  • To enable students to work with different peers to build upon their communication and team work.


Year 7 Learning Journey




Year 8 Learning Journey



Year 9 Learning Journey