All children are born with an adventurous spirit— we learn and grow by trying new things.
For children to really thrive at school it is vital that they learn in an environment which encourages adventure; presenting new challenges as positive opportunities and supporting them with kindness to overcome any obstacles.
At Queen’s we do exactly this. A strong nurturing ethos underpins a challenging, adventurous curriculum which has the girls fizzing with excitement long after they have arrived home from school.
Whether it is using a planetarium to learn about the solar system, investigating weights and measures in the mud kitchen, using coding to design computer games for their iPads, or parachuting eggs from the balcony to demonstrate forces, our teaching staff will always look to find the most memorable and exciting way of developing knowledge and understanding in pupils.
This is made easier thanks to the fantastic outdoor learning facilities. They include an outdoor classroom, gazebo, several staging areas and climbing equipment, a forest school area including den-building facilities, a mud kitchen, role play area and a soft-surface all weather covered learning zone for Reception pupils.
The school’s spirit of adventure really comes alive on school trips when pupils sleep out under the stars, learn how to gut whole fish and cook their dinner on a camp fire. They jump fully dressed into glacial water with their teachers, kayak across lakes, gorge walk, mountain climb and sleep for what seems like days on their return!
These are memories that will last them a lifetime and help to turn them into strong, confident, resilient girls who take challenge in their stride and deal with difficulties in a cool and calm manner.