WHAT IS OUTDOOR LEARNING?
Outdoor Learning takes the curriculum outdoors and into our amazing local UNESCO environment, whether that is the school grounds or the wider area.
Pupils who experience an outdoor learning environment are more attentive, while consistent exposure to nature decreases stress and anxiety, helps elevate mood and helps with emotion which all contribute to a positive learning experience.
At Windermere School Geography becomes real, and Science is linked to the preservation and conservation of the environment. English might involve a trip to Rydal Caves to strengthen the use of ‘spooky’ adjectives or taking a poetry lesson under the old oak trees. Learning in this way is more memorable, and allows our pupils to participate more actively in their own education.
JUNIOR OUTDOOR LEARNING
The Early Years at Elleray Campus are where the adventure begins. We believe education rooted in care, creativity, curiosity, and courage, develop motivated and successful learners, as well as confident and compassionate individuals.
Children can join us from their third birthday and will take part in a wide range of experiences in our Forest School and grounds. Pupils in Year 3 to 6 have half a day Adventurous Learning each week.
All pupils take information in differently and Outdoor Learning allows those that need a practical education to fully reach their potential.
SENIOR OUTDOOR LEARNING
The adventure continues as pupils move to our Senior School campus, Browhead, where the outdoors is used as our greater classroom. Outdoor learning is weaved throughout the whole curriculum with certain subjects, such as Science, completing up to 40% of lessons outdoors.
Pupils find their personal route to achievement, discovering their own strengths and potential.
Your Journey Starts Here
Arrange a private tour to experience what it means to be part of our unique school community. As you walk around, observe the inspiring teaching, outstanding location and excellent pastoral care.
From Sailing to Science, Windermere School’s size, ethos, and flexibility provides a truly individual education.