Year 7 had a fantastic Outdoor Science lesson earlier this week with Mrs Holmes, our Adventurous Learning Coordinator.
After lighting their own fires, students used thermometers to monitor water temperature whilst exploring the process of diffusion. Their aim was to establish how differing water temperatures affect the rate at which this occurs.
We believe that outdoor learning has a big impact on our students. They become more engaged Scientists, who are more motivated and are more prepared to take risks and fail when outside. We support them by using clear instructions and encouraging them to assess the risks as they learn. Students have first-hand knowledge of how Science fits into the environment in which they live and the context in which it can benefit them.