academic year 17/18
new challenges - introducing outdoor learning to more schools
outdoor learning conference
2018 winners - Christ Church CofE
The 17/18 school year has focused on the promotion of outdoor learning in different local schools. Our aim has been to offer activities developed at Alderbrook to other schools and we have been working at Honeywell, Rutherford House and Our Lady of Victories, amongst others. We have offered new ones as well – including cooking and learning about nutrition.
We are engaging with Wandsworth and Lambeth Councils to get the right level of support. We have already worked successfully with two schools 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 all primary schools in Wandsworth on 12th June 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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