Taking learning out of the classroom

The last week of half term saw many of the Lower School girls take their learning topics outdoors.

Year 3 were intrigued to find out about the Stone Age during their trip to The Conway Outdoor Educational Centre in Burwardsley. The girls got involved in a variety of tasks, getting muddy building a round house and were busy archaeologists digging up Stone Age artefacts.

Year 1 had a great adventure at Delamere Forest where they learnt how to build shelters with different natural materials. Would they be strong enough to shelter them from bad weather? The sun shone and they had great fun working together in teams. They also found out how animals build their homes in the wild, searched for badgers’ setts and squirrels’ dreys, and learnt lots of new vocabulary along the way!

Year 5 enjoyed their trip to Chester Cathedral where the girls helped to build the Lego cathedral and took part in workshops including climbing the tower and sugar craft. They were also lucky enough to get the rare opportunity to experience life as Benedictine Monks!

At Queen's we really value the importance of outdoor learning and girls are regularly given the opportunity to further develop their understanding away from the classroom.