Outdoor Learning and Forest Schools

Eco Committee /Outdoor Learning Week - Work has recently begun on a newly designated area for outdoor learning.  In the lead-up to National Outdoor Learning week, space was cleared for a new Forest Schools area (see images below) which will continue to be developed to enhance and extend learning opportunities for all children.

Outdoor learning is a pedagogical approach used to enrich learning, enhance school engagement and improve pupil health and wellbeing. The new curriculum for Wales encourages increased opportunities for learning outdoors because there is a direct relationship between child health, wellbeing and time spent learning outdoors. 

The Eco Committee prepared for Outdoor Learning Week by collecting ideas from pupils throughout school so pupil voice could steer the planning of activities. Classes collaborated and voted on their favourite ideas; as a result, a fantastic outdoor week of learning has taken place. Please check SeeSaw, the school newsletter (due out soon) and the gallery here on the school website to see some of the great adventures the children have had outdoors during National Outdoor Learning Week.

Mrs Brown and the Eco Committee

New Designated Area Cleared for Forest Schools 
Developing the new Forest School

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What's Being Said?

"I never thought that Westwood was so large inside! From the road, it seems so small. What a wonderful use of space. The school has changed so much over the years!" - recent visitor to school