Learning Outside the Classroom
At Shipley we spend a lot of time learning outdoors.
Our peaceful, rural location and spacious grounds are ideal for cross-curricular learning opportunities outdoors. Pupils can develop skills, confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in the natural environment. The sense of achievement gained from cooking and eating around an open fire contributes to the sense of well-being and belonging. Learning how to use tools and solve problems develops pupils' skills of co-operation and resilience. Experienced staff ensure that many of the Science, DT, Art, Geography and PSHE objectives can be met through outdoor learning.
The school has close links with Knepp Estate and we use the natural resources in our local area for many of our off-site visits,