At Brockhampton, we are extremely fortunate to have some incredible outdoor spaces and facilities. Our Outdoor Learning curriculum seeks to ensure all our children learn in, through and about the outdoors by using our two Forest School areas, outdoor classroom, field, and unique "Crooked Village" - as well as unlimited access to the Bromyard Downs. All our children, from Pre School to Year Six, spend at least one afternoon outside every week, whatever the weather, engaging in a wide variety of educational and pastoral activities. We believe children can be more motivated and engaged by learning in this way. We believe the outdoors provides abundant opportunities to develop essential "soft" skills such as resilience, confidence, resourcefulness, problem-solving, independence and teamwork, and can have a positive impact on children's physical and mental well-being. We are very proud of our school and its heritage as part of the Brockhampton Estate, which is owned and run by the National Trust, and we collaborate with them in our shared goal of encouraging children and families to enjoy the benefits of being in, and learning through, the outdoors. Their national research into the benefits of being outdoors and connecting with nature can be found at the bottom of this page.
Below are some of the ways in which our unique grounds and facilities are used and enjoyed every day by our children.