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PREP SCHOOL OUTDOOR LEARNING

Outdoor learning is an important part of our school ethos. We are fortunate to have extensive and beautiful grounds in which our pupils play, learn and discover. The opportunities created by our surroundings enrich the children’s knowledge of both their place in the community and the natural world that they inhabit.

In Years 5 & 6 we have an annual outdoor education trip to Skern Lodge, North Devon in Bideford. Their wide range of outdoor education activities, from high ropes to water rafting and tunnelling, encourage our children to explore and challenge themselves as individuals and as a team.

Years 3-6 also enjoy outdoor education as part of their PE programme. As well as orienteering, our children can enjoy climbing on our climbing wall. The Rookie Lifeguard club is very popular with Years 5 and 6, which helps the pupils to develop their aquatic skills.

Our children in Pre-Prep and Nursery do weekly forest school using the wider spaces as their classroom – dressed in wet weather gear and wellington boots, ‘Welly Wednesday’ is one of the highlights of the week for children and staff alike! The children can be seen exploring the nature area, seeing to our chickens, building a bug hotel, gardening, going on scavenger hunts, visiting the local community, or toasting marshmallows on the fire!