Learning outside the classroom experiences are often remembered for a lifetime. These are often the lessons which children remember well into adulthood. Integrating learning and outdoor experiences, whether in the immediate grounds or adventures further afield, LOtC provides relevance and depth to the curriculum in ways that are difficult to achieve within the four walls of the classroom.
Learning outside the classroom can be enjoyable, creative, challenging and adventurous and helps children and young people learn by experience and grow as confident and responsible citizens who value and appreciate the spectacular landscapes, natural heritage and culture.
Opportunities for learning outside the classroom exist within and across all curriculum areas. The children have been asked their views on LOtC and how it could help them understand their topics further. Garlinge is striving to improve our learning and experiences by using our amazing grounds and local facilities as regularly as we can.
We loved celebrating Empty Classroom Day with our friends at Parkside School. We explored a range of activities just as flag making, building dens and cooking popcorn. We worked as a team, showed respect, aspiration and resilience. We had a fantastic time and can’t wait to do it again soon!