All children in Camp Hill Primary now have access to the wonderful ethos of learning within our outdoor natural environment! We are incredibly proud of the wonderful impact these experiences have made on the holistic development of every one of our children!
Learning in Camp Hill goes way beyond the barriers of the classroom, so please enjoy exploring some of the outdoor adventures your children have been embarking on this year!
What is Outdoor Learning?
Outdoor Learning is an exciting opportunity for your child to experience nature and learn outdoors. Through Outdoor Learning the children learn from first hand experience and develop skills like perseverance, independence and responsibility. These are all skills that will help them to achieve to the best of their ability when back in the classroom.
How do we keep the children safe?
A Forest School leader oversees the implementation and planning of Outdoor learning, they are fully qualified and at least one member of staff will be first aid qualified. The site will have been carefully assessed and the children will be given detailed training for all of the activities during the session. Part of Outdoor Learning is teaching children about risks and how to evaluate them. By allowing children to take measured risks, we help to prepare them for making choices when they are older and teach them to be actively responsible for themselves, their actions and the choices they make.
What should they wear?
School will provide waterproof trousers and coats, but children should bring an old set of clothes to get changed into at school for their session. In cold weather, children should wear: a pair of warm, comfortable trousers or joggers, a long sleeved t-shirt, a warm jumper and bring spare socks and underwear in case they get wet. In warm dry weather, children should wear: light, cool clothing. A top with long sleeves, comfortable trousers or joggers and sturdy boots or trainers with a good grip which can get muddy. It is also advisable that children bring sun cream and a sun hat in very warm weather.
‘ There is no bad weather, only bad clothes’ Outdoor learning will be able to go ahead in almost all weathers as long as the children have appropriate clothes that will keep them warm and dry. If there are high winds, thunderstorms or very bad weather then there will be an adapted session in school.
Outdoor Explorers is an after school club ran by Miss Terris, our Forest School Lead and Outdoor Learning Lead.
Check back soon for some explorer updates and see what adventures we have been on!!