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Earl Sterndale's Outdoor Curriculum

We have developed our own bespoke spiral curriculum which is run by our own qualified staff and alongside White Hall, a leading Derbyshire Outdoor Education provider.

The curriculum is tailored to meet the needs of our children, with each outdoor session building on previous learning and experiences. We believe this helps to develop a growth mind-set in our children’s attitudes – “I can do it!” and “Let’s try again!” We believe this significantly enhances all the learning opportunities we have to offer.

Collaboration – as we progress through our outdoor curriculum, we aim to shift the children’s mind-set from ‘me’ to ‘we’ to enable collaboration and team-work, which in turn promotes a caring, thoughtful and sharing school.

Risk – all our outdoor and adventurous experiences are carefully risk assessed. However, we understand that managing risk is a vital part of life, so we encourage our children to push themselves and take calculated chances.

Resilience – while some children are naturally resilient, others need to develop it. Children need to learn how to ‘bounce back’ from failure with a positive attitude, to ‘re-frame’ the problem or challenge and approach it again with vigour and determination. If you aren’t failing, you aren’t learning…

Click on the Outdoor Learning tabs to find out more about what experiences we offer our children.