Outdoor Education

During our Outdoor Education sessions, our young people have the opportunity to work in our outdoor space caring for the chickens and learning how to grow some wonderful fruits, vegetables and plants!  We also get involved in practical work, for example, creating wormeries and bird feeders using recycled materials.  There are quieter sessions too, using our outdoor space for mindfulness activities and relaxation.  In addition, during Outdoor Education we learn about and discover our Natural World, discussing topical subjects including Rainforests, The Ocean, Space, Deforestation and Climate Change.

Outdoor Learning benefits young people in a vast number of ways.  Not only does it increase fresh air and physical activity, but it encourages social interactions and communication skills, develops reflective thinking and problem solving ideas.  This all helps to increase self-confidence and self-esteem.  It also encourages young people to develop relaxation skills.

With learning about our immediate outdoor space and our natural world around us, we are hopeful that our Outdoor Education develops a lifelong love of the outdoors!

 

Ancora House School, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road, Cheshire, CH2 1BQ

Tel: 01244 397598 | Email: admin@ancora.cheshire.sch.uk