Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning

Over the last half term outdoor learning has been continuing to impact on the young people at Redwood Park.

These term pupils have moved from the water sports lake and had the opportunity to access the facilities at the Peter Ashley Activity centre, taking part in climbing, assault courses, initiative tests, problem solving and orienteering. Pupils have very much enjoyed the experience of these activities, learning new skills and building confidence to try out new activities that might seem scary to start with. Alongside going to the Fort, pupils have also been regularly learning outside the classroom on site at school, with accessing the school grounds and gardens, rebuilding the school nature area and pond, learning bush craft skills and wood carving. Pupils have used their wood carving skills to produce a series of woodland Christmas animals and wooden necklaces that were sold at the school Christmas fair. Some truly memorable moments have been created when groups have visited the South Downs national park this last term. They have been had ore and wonder moments looking at the 360 degree views from the top of Butser Hill on a clear day, seeing all the way from Southampton to Brighton! Pupils from one class were challenged by the terrain when attempting to walk ‘off piste’ down and up some truly steep terrain. After completing the challenge, the group were left feeling amazed by their achievements, if not a little out of breath!