School year 2017/2018
Introducing outdoor learning to more schools
outdoor learning conference
2018 winners - Christ Church CofE
The 17/18 school year was focused on the promotion of outdoor learning in different local schools. Our aim was to offer activities developed at Alderbrook to other schools and we worked at Honeywell, Rutherford House and Our Lady of Victories, amongst others. We have offered new activities as well – including cooking and learning about nutrition.
We are engaging with Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils to get the right level of support. We worked successfully with two schools (Rutherford House and Alderbrook) to apply for grants to develop outdoor spaces.
To help make our objectives a reality for all Wandsworth primary children (and, over time, all London children), we hosted a conference for primary leaders on 12th June 2018 at Swaffield School. Over 50 school representatives and other education specialists joined us to hear leading experts from all over the UK tell us about the benefits of outdoor learning for children, especially the disadvantaged, and what we can achieve by working together.
To give schools an idea of what we can offer, we have also been running free spring planting workshops for all local primary schools.
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Workshops with Y3 at Honeywell Junior School
We ran a week of morning workshops with Y3 pupils at Honeywell Junior School. These were focused on the use of plants in our lives. We also found out about types of beans. Every child had a chance to plant some spring plants to make the raised beds in the playground more colourful.