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Outdoor Learning

The outdoors can provide space and freedom for a type of learning that is difficult to replicate indoors.  All children have the right to experience the unique special nature of being outdoors. At Great Horwood we have beautiful, extensive school grounds which are accessed by all children. We feel it is important to enable children to use the outside environment as a context for learning throughout the year.   


Research shows that when learning outside the classroom children will:


  • Attain higher levels of knowledge and skills
  • Improve their physical health and increase their motor abilities
  • Socialise and interact in new and different ways with their peers and adults
  • Show improved attention and enhanced self-concept, self-esteem and mental health
  • Develop their environmental behaviours and their values and attitudes