Ysgol Glan Gele Infant School

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Learning Outside the Classroom - LOtC

 

In Ysgol Glan Gele 'Learning Has No Boundaries'!

Ysgol Glan Gele places great emphasis on Learning Outside the Classroom. Our outdoor areas are ideal for experiential learning, offering unique opportunities to be creative, to move around, to be noisy and take risks. Outdoor learning supports the holistic development of our children.

Our outdoor classrooms are used daily to support learning in the Foundation Phase, reflecting the individual class theme. The children access the resources in all weathers! Each class has access to their own areas from their external classroom doors.

 

In all year groups children are given the opportunity to attend Forest School sessions.  Year 1 attend specific Beach School sessions. We use the local area and the beach constantly to enhance our children's learning.  We have a school minibus which allows greater flexibility to where we can go ('...no boundaries'). 

 

Ysgol Glan Gele has achieved the Learning Outside the Classroom Gold Award and are currently working towards re accreditation. This recognises the hard work and dedication the staff have towards working in the outdoors and shows how we value the importance of this work and the effect it has on our pupils.

 

 

Outdoor Learning Strategic Manager:  Mrs Sarah Davies

Assistant Headteacher and Forest School Practitioner: Zoe Cope

Outdoor Mentor: Sian Roberts

Qualified Forest School Practitioners: Sarah Davies, Sian Roberts, Zoe Cope, Angela Casson, Rosemary Dodd and Kate Brett

Qualified Beach School Practitioners: Sarah Davies, Sian Roberts, Angela Casson