We have a brilliant outdoor site that provides an excellent base to develop outdoor learning (and lifelong) skills. We have a dedicated fire pit area complete with parachute canopy which allows us to have fantastic class based activities around a camp fire all year round, a woodland area to develop creative and engineering skills through den and structure building, an established pond and wildlife area (always popular with the children!) which allows for the development of ecosystem and environmental knowledge and skills and, last but not least, we have a very popular 'wild' area for creative and physical play such as climbing and scrambling with ropes and swings in the trees.
The children thoroughly enjoy the opportunities to challenge themselves here and it is wonderful to see how well they collaborate to ensure they manage the risks safely.
We are excited to be developing 'play' at Welton through the Outdoor Play and Learning Project. We recognise the importance of play for our young people and that play should be an enjoyable and creative experience for all. Through following the principles of the OPAL project, we are proud to be well on the way to creating exciting and innovative play opportunities for our pupils. There are many pieces of information about the importance of play that you may be interested in:
Click here to read Play England's Charter for Children's Play.
Click here to read our Play Policy.