At Amington Heath we believe in the positive impact that outdoor learning can have on children. Through carefully planned Outdoor Adventures, children get to experience many of the principles of Forest School whilst also continuing their curriculum learning in the outdoors.
Children develop socially, emotionally, spiritually, physically and intellectually. Outdoor Adventure creates a safe, non-judgemental nurturing environment for learners to try stuff out and take risks. It inspires a deep and meaningful connection to the world and an understanding of how a learner fits within it. Our approach to risk means that learners constantly expand on their abilities by solving real-world issues, building self-belief and resilience. We believe that risk is more than just potential for physical harm, but a more holistic thing, there are risks in everything we do, and we grow by overcoming them. Outdoor Adventure therefore, helps participants to become, healthy, resilient, creative and independent learners.
Through Outdoor Adventure, we focus on developing the Amington Adventurer RESPECT characteristics – Resilience, Empathy, Self-Awareness, Positivity, Excellence, Communication and Teamwork.