All children have a right to experience and benefit from the unique opportunities associated with being outdoors. The outdoors provides space and freedom for a type of learning that is difficult to replicate indoors. We believe it is important for children to use the outdoor environment as a context for learning throughout the year. We are privileged to have access to extensive grounds at St Kew. Research shows that, when learning in the outdoors, children will:
- Attain higher levels of knowledge and skills.
- Improve their physical health and increase their motor abilities.
- Socialise and interact in new and different ways with both peers and adults.
- Show improved attention and enhanced self-awareness, self-esteem and mental health.
- Change their environmental behaviours, values and attitudes.