Learning outdoors has a high priority at Barnburgh Primary School. We believe it is essential that children get frequent and regular opportunities to explore and learn in the outdoor environment to maximise the opportunities to create memorable learning experiences.
Learning outside the classroom supports the development of healthy and active lifestyles by offering children opportunities for physical activity, freedom and movement, and promoting a sense of well-being. It also gives children contact with the natural world and offers them experiences that are unique to outdoors, such as direct contact with the weather and the seasons.
Playing and learning outside helps children to understand and respect nature, the environment and the interdependence of humans, animals, plants, and lifecycles. In addition to this, it supports children’s problem-solving skills and nurtures their creativity, as well as providing rich opportunities for developing their imagination, inventiveness and resourcefulness.
Please take the time to look at the slide show below to see some of the activities our children enjoy outside.