Out and About

Taking inside learning, outside

Many of our children/young people thrive when learning in a different environment and being outside helps many of our pupils with emotional and sensory regulation.

We have invested in creating great outdoor learning spaces on the school site, so that outside learning isn’t restricted to off-site trips or residentials.

We are fortunate to have Forest Schools trained practitioners on the staff team and an experienced Beach Schools enthusiast.

In addition, we are working in collaboration with Nature Friendly Schools who have helped us plan the outside environment and provided additional staff training.

For more information click here: Nature Friendly Schools

Beach school enables children to learn about the natural world around them and helps to develop their practical and emotional skills.

This is a great way of learning for the more practical learners.

When on the beach the children do a range of activities that all fit in with their school curriculum, ranging from map reading to beach safety and much more.

Pupils regularly access activities at WOEC (Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre) including kayaking, paddle boarding, climbing and tunneling. 

Our Post 16 group enjoyed participating in some travel training using public transport to visit Lyme Regis.

A mixed ability group of learners visited the Calvert Trust in Summer 2022 to experience a weeklong residential which included a wide variety of adventurous activities.