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Outdoor Learning

Our commitment to the wider world


We are proud of our achievements in being recognised as an ECO school and being awarded a Green Flag for all our efforts. Working closely with the Eco Schools programme enables us to provide our children with opportunities to tackle the ‘big environmental issues’ in a more manageable way. Every year the team of Eco Warriors choose three areas tofocus on and drive the change through whole school and community events as well as in school projects and assemblies. We have welcomed visitors from organisations such as Climate Ed and WRWA to run workshops and talks for the children across the year groups. This gives them an opportunity to ask questions as well as feel empowered to make a difference in their school, their local community and beyond! We believe that by empowering our children today, they will be instrumental in driving the change in the future.

Outdoor Learning 

 

At Earlsfield Primary School we are in a unique position to have a fantastic Biodome that sits proudly in our main playground. This has served as a wonderful learning opportunity complimenting many areas covered within the Curriculum as well a great opportunity for children to see where their food might come from. In previous years we have ensured that every year group had the chance to plant a food crop and care for their plants until they were ready to harvest the produce! At this point they sampled what they picked and even ran flash sales for our school community to ensure none of the produce was wasted! The children also chose to plant for a good cause and raised money for DEC Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

In the Early Years the children have their own growing spaces where they get involved in planting, caring for their plants, observing growth and change over the seasons too. It provides a  wonderful experience for the youngest of our children to take an interest and learn the importance of looking after the world around them.

In addition to this we are very fortunate to have the wonderful Paradise Coop right on our doorstep that allows us to facilitate quality outdoor learning for the children with a trained teacher. It is a truly inspirational place https://paradisecooperative.org/  

The World around us 


As a school community we have been involved in Earth Hour, Wandsworth Climate Summit and COP26 amongst many others. During COP26, children across the school sent in their ‘Promise Leaves’ to be used as a part of the virtual ‘Forest of Promises’. These leaves contained the important messages they wanted the World Leaders visiting the conference to see! By getting involved in these Local, National and World events the children at Earlsfield Primary School understand the importance of being Global Citizens! (‘A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world – and their place in it. They are a citizen of the world. They take an active role in their community and work with others to make our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fairer.’ – Oxfam) A hugely important quality in shaping our future generations.

Last updated 16/10/22