St Laurence C of E Junior Academy celebrates Outdoor Classroom Day

Pupils at Monkton Nature Reserve

St Laurence C of E Junior Academy has celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day.

Students from various classes embarked on a memorable trip to Monkton Nature Reserve, while others remained at school to make the most of the Enrich Education program.

For the lucky students who journeyed to Monkton Nature Reserve, a day of adventure awaited them. Led by enthusiastic teachers and knowledgeable guides, the children explored the wonders of the reserve through walks, bird and bug hunting, and even had the opportunity to create their own moths.

One enthusiastic year 4 student said: “I enjoyed making a moth and walking through all the different trails. My favourite was one called No Man’s Land.”

The students relished the opportunity to engage with nature and develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.

Students who remained on the school premises made the most of the Enrich program, a cross-curricular outdoor learning initiative provided by Enrich Education. The International Orienteering Federation’s education partner in the UK, Enrich Education, collaborated with St Laurence C of E Junior Academy to offer orienteering and outdoor learning experiences to students.

Mrs. Mountjoy, Phase Leader at St Laurence C of E Junior Academy, said: “It is so important to us to get our children outside. We are also an OPAL play school and are continuously developing our outdoor provision. You will find children making dens in the tree line or cooking mud pies in the mud kitchen.”