" I hear and I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand."
Confucius (551 - 479 B.C)
At Rockmount we believe that learning need not take place solely within educational buildings. Outdoor time
often provides the most memorable learning experiences and helps children to make sense of the world around them by putting their learning into a meaningful context. Recent studies have highlighted some benefits of outdoor learning for children:
We believe that every child should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development. The outdoor environment has a massive potential for providing learning opportunities. The outdoor environment offers motivating, exciting, different, relevant and easily accessible activities from Foundation through to Year 6. Our outdoor learning experiences are delivered through a combination of school-based outdoor learning, visits to other places and residential programmes in Year 5 and 6. Learning outdoors can be enjoyable, creative, challenging and adventurous and helps children gain experience and grow as confident and responsible citizens who value and appreciate the natural environment.