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Castledawson Primary School

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning has been a big focus for us in recent years as we understand and appreciate the benefits to learning and well being of being outdoors. Not only do the younger classes participate in Welly Wednesday every week and outdoor play but all classes take their literacy and numeracy learning outside. We use the outdoors to also develop our thinking skills…to problem solve, make decisions, work together and self manage the tasks we are set.

We enjoy using our local community to enhance our learning eg Moyola Estate as well as our own wonderful facilities eg our Polytunnel and each class has their own planting space. 

We love outdoor learning and participating in national events such as The RSPCB Big Bird Watch annually. 



20th May 2024
Room 1 had fun outdoors on Wednesday working together at different areas of play....
8th May 2024
Room 1 had a super time at Streamvale farm today finding out about the animals, their...
22nd Apr 2024
Room 1 began their day with an Earth Day story and song. Through our discussions...