Bryn Bach Parc
Key Stage Three pupils have the opportunity to take part in termly visits to Parc Bryn Bach. At Parc Bryn Bach, learners are led by a certified and qualified outdoor instructor who will conduct exciting and plentiful outdoor activities which are suitable for all ages and abilities. Activities include Bush Craft, Canoeing and Kayaking, Caving, Climbing, Gorge Walking, Hiking, Open Water Swimming and Paddle Boarding. Each activity is set in a different part of South Wales. Taking part in the outdoor sessions helps to develop pupils Health and Well-being skills in addition to further developing skills in Humanities. Parc Bryn Bach provides learners with meaningful and plentiful opportunities which encourages individuals to step outside of their comfort zone, set personal challenges, overcome fears and further develop behavioural and social skills whilst in a community setting. What great fun!
At Greenfield’s we use the Forest School area within the ICC grounds. Forest School is a unique form of outdoor learning, with a play-based and child-led ethos. Pupils engage through practical learning and hands-on activities in a natural setting. The children are allowed to take risks and explore, within a safe outdoor space. Sessions are designed to stimulate each child’s imagination, creativity and desire to explore through activities involving natural materials, shelter-building and natural art.
Each learner gets something different out of Forest School; it can improve confidence, behaviour, physical and social skills, emotional wellbeing, language and communication, concentration, knowledge and understanding of the world. Being in nature offers practical, sensory experiences that are suited to the preferred learning styles for many of our learners.