Benefits of Outdoor Learning
Outdoor Learning offers an array of incredible benefits for our students. Here are just a few reasons why we prioritize outdoor education:
- Enhancing Confidence and Self-Esteem: Through hands-on experiences in a natural environment, children build resilience, develop problem-solving skills, and gain confidence in their abilities.
- Igniting Curiosity and Creativity: Exploring the outdoors stimulates curiosity, sparking a sense of wonder and imagination. Our students embrace the opportunity to discover new things and unleash their creativity.
- Connecting with Nature: Outdoor Learning allows children to develop a profound appreciation for the natural world. It nurtures their understanding of environmental sustainability and their role in preserving our planet.
- Promoting Physical Health: Being outdoors encourages physical activity and an active lifestyle. Our students engage in energetic play, improve their motor skills, and develop a love for staying active.
- Fostering Social Skills and Teamwork: Collaborative activities in an outdoor setting foster teamwork, communication, and cooperation among our students. They learn to work together, support each other, and build lifelong friendships.
Partnering with Exmoor National Park Authority
We are proud to collaborate with the Exmoor National Park Authority to deliver Generation Exmoor and further enhance our children's understanding of the environment and the sustainable management of our countryside. This partnership allows us to provide enriching experiences that connect our students to the unique beauty of the Exmoor landscape.
A Thriving Forest School Area
Our designated Forest School Area is an invaluable resource within our school grounds. It is meticulously maintained by our students, who take great pride in its upkeep. They actively contribute to the design and development of the area, including the recent addition of a serene reflection garden. This space provides a tranquil setting for contemplation and promotes emotional well-being.
Outdoor Learning at Exford School is an adventure-filled journey of discovery, where students learn, grow, and flourish in the embrace of nature. Join us as we explore the wonders of the great outdoors, nurturing a lifelong connection to the natural world.