Let the Adventure Begin
We are all aware of the profound psychological, emotional and physical benefits of spending time in the fresh air. However, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average individual spends 87% of their life indoors, plus another 6% in a vehicle. That’s only 7% of your entire life spent outdoors. Many children spend their schooldays indoors under fluorescent lights and in front of computers, then return home to bask in the glow of television screens.
At Windermere School we seek to provide the perfect physical and mental setting, allowing pupils to escape the everyday pressures and walk, run, play, learn or simply be, within our glorious surroundings. Our innovative Adventure and Outdoor Learning Programmes nurture those ‘hard to measure’ life skills that we believe are so important in children’s education: self-awareness, independence, motivation, confidence, empathy and resilience. Our aim is to develop pupils with growth mindsets and for this mindset to extend into their academic learning. Pupils with a growth mindset are aware that failing when being challenged is not a disaster, but instead part of the learning process; they are happy to change, develop and try again.