Outdoor Learning and Forest Schools
Video was made by George Steedman Jones in July 2019 as part of Radstock's work with Wild about Reading
Outdoor Learning, which is curriculum linked learning outdoors, supports our approach to teaching the curriculum with meaningful and hands-on, memorable experiences. It is taught three times a week by Mrs Miller and is available to all children/pupils at least twice per term. Teaching staff work alongside Mrs Miller to ensure that the learning is linked to the curriculum in some way, whether it is linked to work in mathematics, English, or to our learning projects.
Forest School is offered to some pupils twice a week. This is a specialised learning approach that sits within and complements the wider context of outdoor education. It is an ethos, shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond, which offers learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on experiences in a woodland or natural environment. Mrs Miller works with a small group of children to build dens and cook on an open fire as well as grow and tend the school's vegetable garden.