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Outdoor Learning at Whitecross

There are many benefits associated with outdoor learning.  Natural spaces can lead to better educational experiences and have an impact on both cognitive and emotional development.  They can help children with concentration and focus.  There is more challenge for children in the outdoor environment, such as building towers with pebbles rather than Duplo bricks.

Children learn best by leading their own learning, interacting with the environment and taking risks.  All children need space to run, jump, climb and explore.

“Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being”                                                                       New Statutory Guidance 1.6 (page 9)