Every Wednesday afternoon our Year 6 pupils take part in a session of outdoor education. The aim of these sessions is not only to develop practical capabilities like shelter-building, fire-lighting and cooking but also less tangible skills like team-building, decision-making and creativity.  Our pupils develop an interest in and an appreciation of the natural world and benefit greatly from the opportunities provided for autonomy, perseverance, risk-taking and to develop resilience and well-being. We have a dedicated area of woodland on the edge of the school fields to use and the sessions are led by forest school trained teachers and assisted by sixth formers working towards their silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh award.