Bridgeway School Blog 4: The great outdoors explored
This week, the team of bloggers shine a light on their Outdoor Education, which is part of their curriculum and includes discovery, experimentation, learning about and connecting to the natural world, and engaging in environmental and adventure activities.
Location, location, location
Here in Lancashire, we are very lucky to have some amazing places right on our doorstep such as the Lake District and the Forest of Bowland. We have enjoyed visits to White Scar Caves, Ingleton Falls, Bolton Abbey, and Lake Windermere – we can’t wait to explore more!
Benefits of exploring and activities
This is the perfect opportunity for us to develop confidence, team working skills, and self-esteem. The activities we have taken part in include hill walking, mountain biking, and rock climbing. These amazing places allow us to splash about in the rivers, climb up rock faces and explore around the hills.
All of this makes learning fun and a multi-sensory experience where we engage the senses of touch, smell, hearing, taste, and sight. This helps us to retain a physical memory of activities that are long- lasting. It’s a win-win.
Through our outdoor experiences, we have been able to put into practice skills and knowledge learnt from trips to classroom projects in ICT, Art, and Humanities.
It certainly sounds like an adventure. We can’t wait to hear about their next escapade.