Land Based Studies

Land based studies

What is outside learning?

The Government actively promotes the use of outside learning, and offers the chance for teachers to use their local environment throughout the year to study plants and animals in their habitat.

The first-hand experience of learning outside of the classroom can help to make subjects  more vivid and interesting for learners and enhance their understanding.  It can also contribute significantly to learners’ personal, social and emotional development.

As a department we hope to offer our skills to enhance and motivate children to aspire to be the best they can be by:

  • Providing a foundation stone to learning outside the classroom increasing their knowledge of vocational training and the opportunities it can provide.
  • To enhance business and enterprise skills by offering a realistic industry based training.
  • We offer enrichment activities such as growing food, healthy eating. sustainable food, garden to plate activities.
  • Offering a city and guilds qualification in horticulture that can be tailored to ensure successful outcomes.