Beyond the classroom

At The Mulberry House School, we constantly strive to produce well-rounded children capable of communicating effectively with confidence and eloquence. With this in mind, we provide children with a wide range of experiences to develop their interests and enrich their learning opportunities through first hand experiences.

Visits to museums, galleries, wildlife centres and theatres are organised alongside topics and the children’s interests. Visitors to the school also provide interesting specialist knowledge to extend their learning further.

Children can also join a wide range of clubs throughout the school and these have included, Engineering, Coding, Animation, Netball, Spanish and Arts club. Enrichment opportunities beyond the curriculum encourages problem solving, creative thinking and higher order thinking skills.

Our outdoor classroom at Westbere Copse (a local nature reservehas 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, den building, nature presses and creating clay sculptures. The children have the opportunity to build relationships and use teamwork outside. These are vital life skills, essential in them becoming independent learners.

We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances

Learning Outside The Classroom Manifesto 2006