At Halwill School, we are so lucky that 2.4 acres have been set aside as a ‘Wild for Learning’ space. The area includes a pond, a willow structure, a fire pit, an orchard and a wildflower meadow.
In addition, there are raised beds in which the children grow a variety of vegetables.
Outdoor learning is a fundamental aspect of the curriculum enrichment we offer because we feel it helps children build our core values, particularly: ‘Building Relationships’, ‘Being Resilient’, ‘Being Resourceful’ and of course, learning to ‘Take Care’ of the environment.
All children from Reception to Year 6 receive weekly Wild Tribe sessions in the Wild for Learning Area on a rolling programme so that each child will receive a term of Wild Tribe every year.