At Cowbridge Lower School we are extremely fortunate with our outdoor environment.
Our grounds include a large onsite ‘Wild Wood’ forest, two ponds, allotments, a beautiful wild flower meadow and large play spaces. We also have a large field as well as an amazing all weather multi-use games area. We have plans to further enhance our outdoor area with a sensory garden, allotments, willow arches and an outdoor trim trail to name a few!
As an inclusive school with an underpinning ethos of ‘education, inspiration and opportunities for life', we aim to offer our children the experiences of outdoor education as a tool to develop their skills both academically and holistically. Research shows that outdoor education and children’s access to nature positively improves self-esteem, physical health, development of language skills and their disposition to learning (Davy, 2009). At Cowbridge Lower School, we aspire to engage children in exciting, stimulating and purposeful learning by using our school grounds, as a tool for teaching and learning through hands-on experiences.