Outdoor Learning

We offer a wide range of residential experiences, education trips and visits for all our pupils. For many of our pupils, these trips will be the first time and can be a scary thought for them and their families. But with a highly experienced and dedicated staff team, these opportunities are greatly received by all. The pupils have fantastic, positive experiences and ask to go again!

Everyone will be the best that they can be

By taking pupils out of their day-to-day learning environment, and sometimes out of their comfort zone, we will challenge them mentally and physically, give them strategies and skills for life, and transfer skills and knowledge to a different environment.

The impact is wide ranging, but evidence suggests that through outdoor and adventurous learning, young people will become more confident, develop their ability to engage and focus, be more resilient, improve their self-perception, and have a greater awareness and understanding of responsibility and consequence. We hope to foster and develop a love of the outdoors and nature and help our learners aspire to greater things.

Everyone has a voice

Many of our pupils thrive from learning outside the classroom environment, and we consistently hear from learners, school staff and families alike how outdoor learning sessions are among the more motivating, exciting and memorable learning opportunities we offer.

No one is excluded

All our pupils will have the opportunity to take part in Outdoor Learning opportunities. Some pupils have particular needs that can be met by regular interventions, such as those who are more motivated to learn outdoors, those who have particular sensory processing needs, and who have particular skill sets and interests relating to the outdoors and adventure.

Previous opportunities have included:

  • Sailability
  • Gymnastics & Trampolining
  • Tennis
  • Bike Riding
  • Horse Riding
  • Parkour
  • Freshwater Residential for Key Stage 2
  • Swimming
  • Woodlands
  • Bowling
  • Walking
  • Climbing
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Scheme which includes overnight camping
  • The Jubilee Challenge which is part of Ten Tors
  • Disability Football Competitions

We also offer an in-house award programme at Bronze, Silver and Gold.

We are always looking for new exciting opportunities for our pupils.