Outdoor learning is a celebrated activity at Silverdale St John’s which is enjoyed by pupils, staff and parents alike. Embedded in our mission statement is the principle that children learn and become responsible members of the community to which they belong.
Each class in school has a half-day of Outdoor learning each half-term when they walk up to Eaves Wood and learn about nature. They learn how to stay safe and recognise dangers, they learn about the plants and animals that occupy the woods, and they understand how to look after and respect their outdoor environment. Children have the chance to explore nature up close, build dens, fires, use tools safely and be creative with the things around them.
On our Outdoor Learning days, we encourage children to come dressed in warm clothes, armed with wellies or walking boots, ready for the weather! We also encourage any of our parents to join in with us on these days which are always very enjoyable.