About St Neot’s – Outdoor Learning.
Our beautiful 70 acre woodland setting provides our children with a world of opportunity to embrace the outdoor classroom. Our engaging curriculum gives children a dedicated Outdoor Learning lesson every week, with the opportunity to learn a wide range of life skills.
From Nursery to Year 2, Forest School gives children time and space to develop skills, interests and understanding through activities which provide hands-on experiences in a natural environment.
With a focus on nature awareness and environmental stewardship, we teach children to respect the environment they live in, fostering a positive relationship and an appreciation of the natural world. From Year 3, our bushcraft sessions help students further strengthen this connection by acquiring skills and knowledge to thrive in the natural environment.
From Year 4, the St Neot’s Outdoor Learning Award gives children the opportunity to put their bushcraft skills into practice with onsite camps, off-site wild camping and ultimately an Expedition Challenge. They learn the confidence to rely upon themselves and draw upon their resourcefulness.
Character Education is an integral part of the outdoor learning curriculum, equipping children with the necessary life skills they need as they grow up. They develop teamwork, leadership and communication skills by engaging in a range of cerebral challenges using a range of portable resources and outdoor hubs.
Also included are structured mountain biking sessions, orienteering lessons and a progressive first aid award scheme.