Our outdoor classroom at Westbere Copse (a local nature reserve) has enabled the children to explore the natural environment first hand; building on their resilience, confidence and self-esteem.
Each class visits the Copse weekly and this enables them to develop problem solving skills; giving them the ability to risk assess; enhancing creativity and encouraging a connection with nature.
Outdoor sessions have included; pond dipping, minibeast hunts, creating bird feeders, building nests, nature presses, clay faces as well going on a Gruffalo hunt. The children have the opportunity to build relationships and use teamwork outside.
These are vital life-skills essential in becoming independent learners.