At Redwood Park we aim to routinely offer students adventurous, memorable and challenging experiences through outdoor learning that have a positive benefit to the individual.
We endeavour to foster deeper relationships with each other and nature, enhance personal and social development, teach individuals how to overcome adversity and increase resilience.
We do this at Redwood Park by taking the classroom outside, giving pupils direct experiences with the outdoors. We use our own extensive grounds including a garden area and an environmental area on site, Fort Purbrook, North Harbour lake and the South Downs National Park. Pupils take part in a wide range of activities such as kayaking, bushcraft, archery and climbing.
We encourage pupils to learn through what they encounter, investigate and discover, in a safe arena where their actions have all kinds of possible consequences. Learning in the outdoor environment brings subjects like communication, maths, geography and science to life. Whilst also providing opportunities to learn skills of enquiry, experimentation and cooperative learning.