Outside the Classroom

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Outside IS The Classroom

Set in 5 acres of grounds within the Chiltern Hills, Griffin House School boasts a unique opportunity to learn outside of the standard classroom.  Each Early Years class has a specific, designated outdoor space as well as the option to explore the wider grounds whenever the mood takes us! These opportunities awaken our children’s curiosity and allow them to connect with their environment.  Whenever the children are in the great outdoors, they are gaining knowledge, discovering new things and developing a growing appreciation of the local ecology.  The school grounds host wonderful locations for den building, camp-fires and unearthing minibeasts.

Now more than ever, it is crucial that we positively encourage our children to look after their natural environment and to be part of the force for taking care of our planet and improving it for their future. From litter picking and recycling to creating habitats through hedgerow planting, we are dedicated to educating our children in living harmoniously with nature.

"The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky.”

Margaret McMillan, 1925

Wildlife that can be seen on the school grounds on a daily basis including red kites, rabbits, deer as well as local sheep and neighbourly ducks. On occasion, we can even hear the woodpeckers high in the trees. This outdoor learning environment is wonderful for developing collaborative play, problem solving, determination and resilience. 

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Outside IS The Classroom

Set in 5 acres of grounds within the Chiltern Hills, Griffin House School boasts a unique opportunity to learn outside of the standard classroom.  Each Early Years class has a specific, designated outdoor space as well as the option to explore the wider grounds whenever the mood takes us! These opportunities awaken our children’s curiosity and allow them to connect with their environment.  Whenever the children are in the great outdoors, they are gaining knowledge, discovering new things and developing a growing appreciation of the local ecology.  The school grounds host wonderful locations for den building, camp-fires and unearthing minibeasts.

Now more than ever, it is crucial that we positively encourage our children to look after their natural environment and to be part of the force for taking care of our planet and improving it for their future. From litter picking and recycling to creating habitats through hedgerow planting, we are dedicated to educating our children in living harmoniously with nature.

"The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky.”

Margaret McMillan, 1925

Wildlife that can be seen on the school grounds on a daily basis including red kites, rabbits, deer as well as local sheep and neighbourly ducks. On occasion, we can even hear the woodpeckers high in the trees. This outdoor learning environment is wonderful for developing collaborative play, problem solving, determination and resilience. 

“Thank you for all the time and energy to make learning fun and for the wonderful creativity. Thank you for indulging his love of mud and allowing him to dig!”
Parent Reception 2019