Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

At SwainswickSchool we are passionate about the benefits of outdoor learning all year round and have embedded these opportunities in our curriculum.

We provide a range of outdoor experiences for the children to learn in, and about their local environment and have developed our grounds to ensure outstanding provision. We have lovely grounds where children sow, grow and harvest herbs, vegetables and flowers. They learn about life cycles, composting and recycling.

As well as our own grounds we are regular visitors to the churchyard conservation area and the village. We have generously been given the use of a woodland area, a ten minute walk from the school. The children from Apple and Hazel classes have regular timetabled visits to these woods, enjoying the changing seasons along the lane. At the woods we plan and provide opportunities for the children to develop specific skills such as whittling, weaving and fire safety as well as allowing them the space and time to explore and enjoy their environment, making their own creative choices.