Out & About 2016-11-24T20:22:45+00:00

Beach School – Taking inside learning, outside


Beach school enables children to learn about the natural world around them and helps to develop their practical and emotional skills.

This is a great way of learning for the more practical learners.

When on the beach the children do a range of activities that all fit in with their school curriculum, ranging from map reading to beach safety and much more.



Acorns – go to the Donkey Sanctuary

Going to the Donkey Sanctuary is a wonderful experience for the younger pupils in Acorns class.  We leave school at 10 o’clock and everyone enjoys the scenic journey to Sidmouth.  We see cows, sheep and lot’s of pigs!  Some of the pupils like to make a ‘pig’ sound!

When we arrive we are soon off the bus and exploring the brilliant facilities.  We like the soft surface outside play area, the sensory room and inside area.  The staff are always welcoming and the volunteers are all getting to know us. P1010179

We enjoy all the different sounds and smells.  The donkey’s fur feels really strange to touch. P1010184 P1010190

P1010169 P1010171There are lots of different activities to do – posting objects, throwing objects into different coloured buckets and putting coits on stands.

On our last visit we went to see Santa through a decorated tunnel. IMG_0392 IMG_0404



Willow class enjoy the outdoors at WOEC

In September 2014 Willow class had a six week taster at The Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre known as WOEC.


IMG_1186  Archery tested our hand/eye co-ordination       IMG_1155


We tried some kayaking  IMG_0709   IMG_0433   IMG_0920   IMG_0708  and some of us enjoyed the scenery!

We tried the outdoor climbing

IMG_0174   IMG_0172   IMG_0160   IMG_0157   IMG_0159   and the indoor  IMG_0141


The sessions proved to be a great hit, with all pupils looking forward to their Thursday trips out. They pushed themselves every week to do things which they had never tried before.

IMG_0120  It was important to listen to our instructor telling us how to keep safe but still enjoy the activities.  We are all hoping to go again soon.