Our outdoor education curriculum topics are adaptable: they are designed, not just to the season and daily weather patterns but also to meet the needs of the cohort.
Each scheme of work is planned to include a range of activities so that the learners develop a variety of life-skills including how to stay safe and manage risk through our health and safety procedures.
Lead by staff trained to deliver forest school activities and incorporating a variety of nature-based activities, all our learners gain an better understanding and appreciation of the natural environment and the responsibilities we have to protect it. Most lessons are delivered within school grounds, but we make the most of local resources including Haigh Hall, Leyland Park, Three Sisters recreation grounds, Rivington and the Anderton Centre.
We also focus on how being outdoors, in nature is positive for the mental and physical health and well-being of all. In Key stage 4 we develop this further, with learners having the opportunity to complete a BTEC in Land-based Studies.