As schools returned (both virtually and physically) for the last half of the Summer Term, pupils at Hemel Hempstead-based Lockers Park School enjoyed taking part in a series of Outdoor Learning Challenges to celebrate National Outdoor Classroom Day. The global campaign seeks to make outdoor learning a cornerstone of every child’s day, mirroring Lockers Park’s approach to schooling.
Pupils from both the Pre-Prep and Prep School immersed themselves in the uplifting activities, which encouraged everything from bug hunting and gardening through to creating their very own bird feeders and camping outside. The challenges offered the perfect opportunity for pupils (and parents) to reconnect with the great outdoors, enjoy the sunshine and help nurture their physical and emotional well-being.
Headmaster Christopher Wilson observes: ‘At Lockers Park, we understand that spending time outdoors is as important for children’s development as learning to read and write. Playing and learning outside engages and excites children, helping boost their health and happiness. This is more important now than ever before. The challenges galvanised pupils to make the most of what we have right on our doorsteps: beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.’
And while Lockers Park’s school buildings are closed to visitors, the school is open virtually with one-on-one video calls available for prospective parents to speak with Mr Wilson and other key members of staff.
Lockers Park is a day and boarding school for boys aged 7-13 with a Pre-Prep for boys and girls aged 4-7. Situated in the heart of Hertfordshire, the school holds an excellent academic reputation, priding itself on preparing pupils for the country’s leading public and independent senior schools. Visit www.lockerspark.herts.sch.uk for further information.
Image shows: Lockers Park pupils enjoying their Outdoor Learning Challenges