Outdoor Classroom Day

27th May 2017


In the Early Years Unit, we joined in with schools all around the world in taking part in ‘Outdoor Classroom Day.’ The children got the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to new, exciting activities.

FS2 started the day by working out the best way to light a fire, exploring ideas such as rubbing two sticks together to create a spark, placing stones in the fire to burn and using paper to get the fire started. The children also used their problem solving skills to build a den as a base for the day and then moved on to lots of other fun outdoor activities.

In FS1 the children rode their bikes or scooters to the KS3 block, collecting sticks and fallen figs, throwing the figs into the ponds, preparing a pretend campfire, roasting marshmallows (figs), pretending to fish and making clay faces on the trees, amongst a multitude of different activities sparked by their imaginations.

Crèche Class had a blast! They enjoyed going for a nature walk and having a picnic by the boarding house. They were also quite excited about walking on the bridge by the Lily Pad and watching marshmallows being roasted in the sandpit area.

It was very inspiring to see the children so happy and enjoying the experience of their natural environment. The levels of engagement were extremely high and it was interesting to watch how the children’s activities evolved throughout the day. The children loved this special day (and the teachers did too!)

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