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Learning outside the classroom can help teachers create enthusiasm for learning, provide a real-world context and expose students to a range of STEM careers. Students who experience learning outside the classroom benefit from increased self-esteem and become more engaged in their education

At Poulton Lancelyn we have an extensive range of outdoor learning provision by implementing our Forest School programme and through our Year Two Barnstondale experience, Year 4 Kingswood over night stay and the Year Six PGL residential, which occurs annually each summer. 

PGL, Year 6,  May 23

Year 6 had a brilliant time on their 3 day residential visit to Boreatton Park in Shrewsbury. The objectives of the trip were to develop independence, communication and team work, which are all essential characteristics to possess as the children will soon be transitioning to secondary school. On the trip, the pupils made their own raft, put on their own harnesses, zipped down a zip line, completed a sensory trail together and overcame a challenge course in their groups. Everyone had an amazing time and made many great memories.

Kingswood, Year 4, May 2022

Year 4 had a fantastic one night residential at Kingswood Colomendy.  During their visit, they explored low rope challenges, braved a giant zip wire, built and rode a land buggy and enjoyed an evening by the campfire learning fun songs and toasting marshmallows. They learnt how to problem solve, be more resilient and enhance their team work skills as well as spending time bonding and making memories with others in their year group. Also, they loved staying in modernised World War Two cabins and spending some time in the tuck shop too. 

Barnstondale, Year 2, February 2022

It was a chilly but dry and sunny day at Barnstondale for Year 2 this year. In the morning, the brilliant instructors taught the children how to build a fire; they created the sparks to start the fires themselves using ferro rods! They also learned to build a shelter. The children showed fantastic teamwork skills in the afternoon when completing their missions. They had to locate their equipment hidden in the woods, then find their team's 'android' which they carried through the woods on stretchers they had made to their base where they made a fire and a den. Lastly, they had to take their android through an obstacle course! The children all demonstrated impeccable behaviour and it was wonderful to see how involved they got in the activities and how much they were enjoying themselves.