We have recently been improving our own school grounds and following the children's requests we are developing our extensive field into a more structured outdoor learning environment, where we can learn about nature, habitats, gardening as well as improving our sporting abilities on the sports field.
We are incredibly lucky to live in an especially beautiful part of the country. We believe that as well as learning about the whole world our children should understand the environment and local area that they are growing up in, which is why we explore our immediate locality, we learn about our trees, enjoy gardening and go bug hunting. We go out and about, studying maps and make our own maps. We are working closely with Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Natural England to develop our knowledge of the special habitats and species that live in and around the meres and mosses. We are also taking part in the John Muir Award which involves lots of fabulous opportunities for fieldwork in different locations.
Global partnerships and SMSC
Whilst it is important to learn about our locality we also love learning about many different parts of the world and are pleased to have links with both Lesotho and Kenya. Learning about different cultures and faiths around the world supports both our spiritual and social development.
As a Church of England school we believe that God created our world and gave us stewardship to care for it which is why we actively promote sustainability. The children have responsibility for organising a range of activities throughout the year, including National Walk to School Week, Switch off Fortnight and Environment Days.