Outdoor Education Help

A message from Mr Hupfield…

I have been taking our KS3 students (+ a couple of KS4) to the woodland on site over the Autumn term and wanted to share with you all how well they’ve been doing in their outdoor learning sessions. As they’ve gotten more comfortable and familiar on the site we’ve introduced the use of fire and tools to the sessions. I’ve been really impressed with how safely and how competently they’ve handled both. I’ve attached a few photos of some of them for you.

However… while they’ve been really good at stepping up to challenge and responsibility in the sessions what they’re not so good at is coming to school with appropriate outdoor clothing.


I’m trying to build up a bank of outdoor clothing to keep in school for them to borrow. We’ve got quite a few sets of waterproof jackets and trousers at the moment but could really do with building on that.

If those of you that have children or young relatives and there’s anything they’ve grown out of (coats / hoodies / boots / wellies / tracksuits ) that you would be happy to donate, it would be very gratefully received.

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