Outdoor Learning can be used to support the teaching of all curriculum subjects as well as offering opportunities for children to learn transferable skills such as communication, problem solving, initiative and risk taking. It can also help children develop their leadership and teamwork skills.
At Hawksworth CE Primary School we aim to enable our children to use the outdoors as a motivating and inspiring learning environment wherever possible as it provides a stimulating and engaging context. We believe that taking learning outside is great for promoting confidence, social skills, motivation and perseverance; skills that can be used in the classroom and other settings.
'We take every opportunity to reinforce and complement our classroom teaching with outdoor learning.............wellies, fleeces and coats are a regular part of the day here at Hawksworth!' (Mrs Malir - Our Lead Teacher for Outdoor Learning and Class 1 Teacher)