Outdoor literacy lessons at Brimsham Green

April 27 2015

Brimsham Green School have created an outdoor classroom for a series of trial English lessons.

Brimsham Green School

Brimsham Green School have created an outdoor classroom for a series of trial English lessons.
The initial focus will be on using the space to provide physical and tactile experiences which will improve students written descriptive skills and to foster a better connection with the local natural environment.
The classroom will be based around a fire-pit with bench seats and a rough table set in a woodland clearing on the school site.
The students will be encouraged to try fire-lighting methods, small-scale map-making and natural sound recording such as birdsong.
Following the trial, the outdoor classroom will be available to all departments.
There has already been interest from other school departments as well as from local primary schools who are keen to make use of the project.
Daniel Fox, Outdoor Literacy Project leader at Brimsham Green said; “The pilot project begins this week and we hope that giving students these nature-related experiences will enrich their descriptive and narrative writing skills by enlivening their imaginations.
We hope to offer our students a more varied experience at school and particularly in English”’.
Funding for the project has been provided jointly by Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club and Yate Rotary Club.