Outdoor Education: an Education outside the classroom

Forest School is holistic learning through play and exploration; children learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others. During Forest School, children will build a shelter, light a fire and use green woodworking skills to create and build objects from woodland around them. They will use tools, learn the boundaries of behaviour, both physical and social, while growing in confidence, self esteem and motivation.

Outdoor Adventurous Education

The main ethos of our outdoor education (prep school Year 3-8, 5eme and 6eme) is that every child is able to learn, explore and experience the great outdoors. Weekly visits to the Leadership Village will instil a lifelong affinity with nature.

Inspirational, stimulating, hands on experience will develop self-esteem, creativity, confidence and responsibility. The use of the woodland setting, grounds and local environment and the natural resources bring learning to life, creating and understanding of balance of nature and the finite resources around us.

  • Identifying individual learning schema's to enable the children to learn most effectively and promote success.
  • Working as a team to solve problems, fostering communication, leadership and negotiation skills.
     

I thought that each group of students would sleep in a tent provided by the school, using their sleeping bags, however, I saw them staying in their original shelters that were all made by themselves. I found the event so exciting and very unique that was beyond my imagination. I was convinced that such a wonderful environment enables students of NPS to grow and develop. I really wanted to share my impression about the event with you and other staff members.

An International parent