How is it done?
Small groups of pupils have sessions with a high staff to pupil ratio that ensures every pupil has the support they need to learn, work and play freely and safely.
- To promote understanding and appreciation of the natural world.
- To promote environmental awareness including recycling, nutrition and animal care.
- To develop social skills through collaborative play, work and learning.
- To develop pupils’ self-esteem and confidence through allowing time and space to ‘have a go’ and to persevere.
- To give positive learning experiences and to celebrate success and achievement.
- To support natural developmental stages by allowing pupils to learn at their own pace.
- To facilitate the development of self-risk assessment and problem-solving skills in each pupil by giving them the time, space and encouragement to explore, investigate and experiment safely.
- To promote the development of fitness and stamina by giving each pupil the opportunity to challenge their physical skills and motor coordination.
- To help each pupil integrate their sensory experiences through encouraging exploration of the natural environment.
- To slowly work toward reintegration into the classroom or more formal teaching/learning settings. This may take some time and a careful assessment and programme will be developed as to how this is best achieved.
I see and I remember…
I do and I understand!”