Outdoor learning

We are able to offer our pupils an exciting programme of outdoor learning in our own grounds at Brantridge School. The staff member in charge is Donna Williams, Level 2 Forest School Practitioner. Pupils will spend one hour per week in the woods.

Outdoor learning is an inspirational process that offers ALL pupils regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Outdoor learning is a specialised learning approach that is child-led and play-based. Pupils enjoy a range of fantastic activities related to our whole school topics including:

  • Shelter design and building
  • Learning about the safe use of tools, knots and lashings
  • Environmental studies
  • Cooking
  • Arts and crafts

Apart from being fun, these activities can have an important impact on our pupils. Through the use of small achievable tasks and free play, the boys’ confidence will increase, their physical abilities will develop and their natural curiosity will be stimulated. This will impact positively on their willingness and ability to engage in the classroom.

Outdoor Learning Handbook

Click on the links below to find out more about what we have been learning:

Summer 2021

Spring 2021

Autumn 2020

 

My son has done amazingly well since attending Brantridge. He has improved academically and grown in confidence. I could not have wished for a better school for him. - Parent

From my experience working with the school I have found them to have always been child focused and willing to adapt their provision to meet a child's specific needs. - Parent

My son started in September 2021 and he is very settled and understood by Brantridge School. - Parent

The School is fantastic, with wonderful staff and facilities. - Parent

It took us two years to find a SEN school for our son. He has been going to Brantridge School since February and he has come on leaps and bounds. - Parent

My son currently attends Brantridge School and is in your Year 5. He has progressed massively since starting here 2 1/2 years ago. - Parent

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