Ilfracombe Church of England (VC) Junior School

The Outdoor Classroom

 Following the success of our Forest School sessions, we are expanding the outdoor classroom provision to the whole school.

Each session will be conducted entirely outdoors in any weather. This immersion in the natural rhythms is a powerful aspect of engaging with our own spiritual and elemental sides.


The learning and ideas are mostly initiated by the children themselves, as this gives each pupil "ownership" and adds value to each experience. Repeated enjoyable experiences can have a positive effect on the learning & self-esteem, especially when stimulated through novelty and adventure. This is further compounded by having a time for sharing thoughts in a safe group situation as part of each outing.