The Outdoor Education experience is an integral part of the learning process at Long Close School. With a long tradition of facilitating students’ connection to Active Learning outdoors, our goal is to promote our pupils comfort in, and understanding of, the natural environment.
“The wild world is becoming so remote to children that they miss out – and an interest in the natural world doesn’t grow as it should. Nobody is going to protect the natural world unless they understand it.”
— Sir David Attenborough
Early Years Children
The Early Years children enjoy weekly, time-tabled Forest School sessions where they gain a real appreciation of nature. Forest School is an inspirational process that connects children with nature and develops confidence, resilience and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences.
At Forest School our aim is to:
Create an outdoor focused community where children are confident, happy, free-thinking and valued
Present children with opportunities to use a range of tools as well as create and manage their own projects
Facilitate child-led activities across a variety of seasons where children will experience risks and challenges
Prep School children take part in residential trips where they stay in camps, learn to cook outdoors and go on expeditions.
In the Senior School our students follow the acclaimed DofE programme which teaches them about resilience and volunteering. They also travel abroad on residential trips and enjoy outdoor enrichment activities such as Golf. Pupils also gain a greater understanding of their local communities through outreach activities at Slough food bank.