Outdoor Learning & Exploration

Nursery – Outdoor Learning Environment

Our four dedicated outdoor leaders work with our nursery team to develop and capture the heart of nature through our careful outdoor planning, with Forest School sessions delivered weekly and each class also has a daily walk through the woodland environment.

Reception – Year 4 at Scarisbrick Hall School

At Scarisbrick Hall School, our 50 acre outdoor environment is a vast extension to the classroom, where learning is continued and enhanced. Our bespoke and ever-evolving curriculum is planned with ‘the great outdoors’ at the forefront of our minds. Links with local and national organisations, such as the RSPB and Martin Mere, serve to enrich the pupils’ experience. With a sense of adventure and exploration, our pupils learn how to appreciate, learn from and care for the natural environment. Whether through camp craft, birdwatching, pond dipping or through lucky encounters with red squirrels or peregrine falcons, we create a love of nature and of outdoor learning in our pupils.

Middle School Outdoor Learning and Exploration

Pupils in Middle School use the foundations from their outdoor learning developed in First School to as part of their curriculum. They learn the skills of navigation, teamwork, exploration as well as basic survival techniques (including fire work and cooking). Our exceptional outdoor learning environment supports the development and understanding of wellbeing as well as preparing them for expeditions and adventure. All of our pupils in Middle School embark on an expedition for charity as part of the Middle Years Diploma

College DofE & Exploration

Scarisbrick Hall School seeks to foster a spirit of exploration and for our College pupils the opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold). We encourage all our pupils to have a positive impact on our global community. Our College pupils also have the opportunity to experience educational visits to destinations including Iceland, Switzerland & New York and these expeditions are an integral part of the academic curriculum and a powerful tool to consolidate learning.

Sixth Form – A World of Opportunity

The Global Citizen trip is a great way for our Sixth Form students to learn about, community engagement, experience a new culture and develop a deeper understanding of the world’s problems. The projects are specially designed by the Head of Sixth Form with the support from GVI and are intended to fully immerse and challenge students. Students in the Sixth Form at Scarisbrick Hall also have the opportunity to complete their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award during their two years of study. The Gold Award requires students to complete a period of volunteer work, physical exercise and learn new skills or further develop existing ones, all of which can help towards their UCAS applications.