Outdoor Learning


Outdoor Learning at Leadenham CE Primary School is not simply about delivering a literacy lesson whilst sat outside or learning multiplication in the rain, it is about giving our children the experiences and skills needed to help them develop into happy and healthy individuals who are able to have a positive impact on the world around them. We look to inspire a sense of awe and wonder.

Wherever possible, we aim to take every area of the curriculum outside of the classroom by providing the most engaging, hands on, learning experiences possible. Our outdoor team are passionate and enthusiastic about an outdoors approach, and they work with our teachers and pupils on a daily basis to constantly develop and improve our use of the fantastic setting we boast as our school grounds.

We provide an environment where our pupils can find their passions, explore them and ultimately share them with their friends, their families and the wider community. Whether it be through vegetable growing, bushcraft or learning how to forge metal work, our pupils will have the opportunity to learn life long skills such as where their food comes from, how to grow it and even how to cook it, strengthening their chances of leading healthy and sustainable lives.

Some of the exciting skills our pupils experience are:

  • Shelter design and building

  • Kelly Kettle 

  • Iron work forging

  • Traditional willow fencing techniques

  • Cutting and sawing skills

  • Foraging 

  • Tracking

  • Willow weaving

  • Ethereal art

  • Flora/fauna identification

  • Fire lighting

  • Cooking over an open fire

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