Learning Outside the Classroom

Well organised school trips and visits are an excellent way to expand on educational opportunities by taking learning beyond the classroom.

Whilst it is a well-known fact that learning outside the classroom is inspiring and motivating for all children and young people, at Wargrave House School it is recognised that it is essential that children and young people with autism have opportunity to learn and practice skills in other environments.

Educational visits are organised to support learning objectives in specific curriculum areas. However, in addition to this, structured teaching takes place in a variety of environments during regular timetabled activities.

Functional and practical application of life skills are developed through local community access including:

Shops, Cafes and Restaurants

Leisure centres

Libraries

Cinemas/theatres

Museums

Parks

Mainstream schools and colleges

Forest School

The philosophy of the Forest Schools approach is to encourage and inspire children to learn through positive outdoor experiences.

These experiences aim to support the holistic development of our young people and foster creative, resilient, confident and independent learners. This learner centred approach provides opportunities which are designed to build upon the learner’s motivations and interests and allows for any learning whether planned or incidental to be recognised and acknowledged.

The Forest Schools approach at Wargrave House School is designed to use the natural environment to impact positively on the health and well-being of our young people. The experience offers a larger, learning environment outside of the confines of a classroom with natural light and reduced environmental stress factors eg bright lights. It is also used as a tool to provide cross-curricular learning links and the opportunity for our young people to experience leading their own learning.

The skills of independence, resilience and appropriate risk taking are essential skills for our young people to develop and apply into other areas of learning and their everyday lives. The experiences presented through the Forest Schools approach will provide opportunities to develop these crucial skills in addition to progressing and encouraging social interaction, promoting communication, raising self-esteem, increasing the ability to self-regulate and experiencing success. The advancement of these skills will equip our young people to prepare for life beyond education, enable them to become more self-aware, lead a healthier lifestyle, and have positive attitude to mental health and wellbeing.

ECO Club

Please return soon for further information on our ECO Club activities.

Boys and Girls Club

Please return soon for further information on our ECO Club activities.

Wargrave House School
449 Wargrave Road
Newton Le Willows
Merseyside WA12 8RS

E: enquiries@wargravehouse.com
T: 01925 224899
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