A rich and varied curriculum
One of the key areas of our curriculum is Enrichment Activities. At The Outdoors School, we believe that to become well-rounded members of society, learners should have a rich understanding of the world around them. We are passionate in our vision that learners need to be provided the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge from the classroom in real-life scenarios and contexts, in order to create lifelong skills and build a rich understanding of society, culture and ethics.
Trips vary from museum and castle visits to horse-riding, rock-climbing and swimming. We have a dedicated enrichment lead who plans a wide range of activities to provide our learners with a breadth of real-world experience, raise their aspirations and help them to find their place in the world.
We are dedicated proponents of a joint approach when it comes to the care and education of your child. For this reason, we are working towards providing regular updates on our brand-new Facebook page of enrichment trips for parents and carers, so that we can share snippets of our learners’ enthusiasm on their learning journey.
Summer 2021 Enrichment News
Build and Grow – Learners have been developing their own ideas and skills researching, designing, building and growing within their own school setting. This freedom within this area of the enrichment programme has helped learners to progress at their own pace. We are now enrolled on the Eco School and RHS School Gardening schemes and have got off to a flying start working towards our Eco School Green Flag recognition and School Gardening awards.
Nature Play – We have been connecting with nature whist having fun…learners have been making things, drawing and painting, playing games, building obstacle courses, learning to trust each other through play, storytelling and so much more.
Offsite Enrichment Adventure Days – The offsite curriculum has given learners the opportunity to visit a variety of locations and experience and participate in activities that they may not otherwise have opportunity to do outside of school. We have had fantastic fun this term canoeing and Stand Up Paddleboarding, visiting wildlife and learning about conservation, whizzing down big drop slides and zip lines, navigating our way through a mazes, riding on trams, visiting waterfalls, exploring forests, making sandcastles, playing games and rock pooling at local beaches and taking part in a beach clean. So many adventures to be had….