Learning beyond the Classroom
- At Potters Gate and St Andrew’s we believe that Learning Outside the Classroom (LbtC) enables our learners to be active which readily develops the learning skills of enquiry, investigation, communication, problem solving, evaluation and collaborative learning. ?
- Experiences beyond the classroom walls exposes children to different cultural experiences allowing them to explore the diversity and rich cultural opportunities. These 'real life' experiences can inspire them to widen their aspirations for their futures. ?
- A growing body of evidence suggests that LbtC can boost children’s welfare and their performance at school. Curriculum skills are taught through hands on experiences, trips, visitors and outdoor learning lessons. Research suggests that spending time interacting with nature can reduce stress among young people also students taking part in an environment-based education programs report increased levels of motivation. ?
- Well-being and mental health are a priority in our schools and studying the curriculum through this method creates a sense of enjoyment and develops self-worth. The awe and wonder experienced by the children when they learn outside the classroom has a profound impact on their spiritual well-being which, in turn, empowers them to be courageous advocates and look after God's world.
Please take a look at this video made by the Council for Learning outside the Classroom which we were involved with making!