Enthusiastic pupils from one of Somerset’s smallest and most picturesque schools find their way back to school enjoying plenty of outdoor learning.
Children and teachers at Pawlett Primary School Academy creatively adapt their learning across the curriculum, including math and English, to happen on their grounds, whatever the weather.
The school has changed its learning to embrace the outdoors, boosted by new coronavirus social distancing and safety guidelines.
Outdoor learning is a core value of the school, and now they plan to continue it more, even when things return to normal.
Principal Emma Barker told Burnham-On-Sea.com: ‘It was wonderful to see our students really blossom in all areas of their learning: reading, math, phonics with all the natural resources.
“For me, learning outdoors isn’t just about learning outdoors because of the Covid-19 situation – it’s a core value of our school.”
“So this is something that we will definitely continue in the new school year, whatever school it looks like!
“The benefits for children are obvious – the learning is solid, the children are enthusiastic and engaged.”
The school has had two fantastic years since becoming part of the Priory Learning Trust. It is 200 years old and is located in a green environment with sports fields, a forest school, an adventure playground and is next to a state-of-the-art community club with a 3G football pitch that can be used by children. children. . It has its own Jill Dando Information Center for students.