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Outside Learning

Taking the curriculum outside can improve attainment and increase engagement, as well as develop a wide range of skills, including: problem solving, communication and resilience. Outdoor learning also provides endless opportunities for experiential, contextual and applied education.


At a time when we are increasingly concerned about the physical and emotional wellbeing of our children and young people, outdoor learning brings with it a range of benefits which are now widely evidenced, acknowledged and accepted.

  • Outdoor Learning is at its most potent when it is interwoven within the formal school curriculum.
  • By taking a holistic view of all the environments available in school we can maximise the learning potential for our children.


We are extremely fortunate as a school - our outside space is vast, green and varied. Please see below to find out more about what Millfield School offers children:

  • A spacious playing field to mix amongst their peers, play games, participate in sports, be the captain of our Millfield Ship, exercise on our gym equipment or take advantage of a walk along the boundary path.
  • An exciting timber trail within our Eunice Woods Play Area to balance on and challenge themselves.
  • A tranquil pond and surrounding area to investigate the wonderful pond-life, as well as to grow various vegetables. 

Dragonfly Nymph in Action!

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Frog in Action!

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  • Wrap around spacious playgrounds with engaging markings to help give interactive game ideas.
  • A Woodland Hut to visit and learn in a totally different environment.
  • A woodland area to investigate and explore.
  • A woodland story circle to host shows and performances.