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Staffordshire school launches 'groundbreaking' natural curriculum and wins special award

A school has launched a 'groundbreaking' Natural Curriculum designed to take learning beyond the classroom walls and into the great outdoors.


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The specialist curriculum at Landywood Primary School, in Great Wyrley, is destined to leverage the school’s extensive grounds, which feature forests, playgrounds, an amphitheatre and open fields – with an aim to enhance education through nature-based experiences.

According to the school, The Natural Curriculum is 'crafted to enrich student well-being and foster holistic development through outdoor education'. It will cover a broad range of subjects from science and art, to maths and students will engage in hands-on activities that promote learning about local wildlife, environment, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.

Stamping the school's commitment to making sure pupils have an enriched learned experiences that doesn't just seat them in classrooms, a special event on Wednesday featured special guest Sarah Seaman, popularly known as The Muddy Puddle Teacher, who presented the school's trophy for excellence in outdoor learning.