|Outdoor Education: an Education outside the classroom
The aim of the lessons is to teach them nascent team and leadership skills, to raise their awareness of outdoor survival skills to provide them with problem solving skills which encourage them to think laterally and to approach problems in a number of different ways, and which helps the children to gain a respect for and understanding of their natural environment. The lessons also encourage the children to think spiritually about their own identities and needs in relation to the natural world around them.
End of Year Trips
Year 3&4: Multi-activity week at school with one night camping experience;
Year 5: Multi-activity week in and out of school including a boarding night;
Year 6: Adventure camp in the England (Liddington);
Year 7/6e: Adventure camp in the UK (Tregoyd);
Year 8/5e: Expedition abroad (mainly France).
The Outdoor Education Department follows the DfES practical guidelines for outdoor activies.
The UK Early Years Framework Stage, which outlines best practice in Early Years teaching is extended and adapted throughout all age ranges at school.
Outdoor learning focus on what children need to be able to do rather than what children need to have, it is an approach that considers experiences rather than equipment, which places children at the centre of their own learning and which ensures that individual children's learning and developmental needs are taken account of and met.
Northbourne Park School firmly believes that the most effective way of learning is through participation.
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