Outdoor and Active Learning

At St Alban's we are very fortunate to have superb grounds that we can explore, enjoy, pray and be active in!  We have our own Forest School at the top of the field under the canopy of our tall trees and a wet garden where plants and animals that enjoy a boggy habitat are starting to thrive!  We have a new outdoor classroom with log seats and benches where we can engage in any lesson outdoors whilst remaining dry under our sail.  We can easily explore nature around us as well as catch up on what our visiting wildlife have been doing during the night on our night camera!  To keep active, we have an active mile track on which we try and beat our personal bests and enjoy a race or a friendly jog with friends as well as a trim trail, tyre park, outdoor gym equipment and mini golf course to keep us busy.  Our bike and scooter park allows us to ride to school, store our wheels safely and then ride back home at the end of the day.

Our break times are led by our trained Y6 and Y3 Playleaders who encourage all children to join in a variety of games and activities such as having a work out on the outdoor gym equipment or tackling the trim trail!  Our children also lead football, basketball and athletics skills and games sessions every lunchtime, come rain or shine!!!  But if they fancy a quiet or relaxing break, the children can find one of the many seating areas on the playground.


We had an amazing day on Friday 1st July 2022 celebrating our recent win with an exciting ScootFit Disco experience, the children have loved it and despite the fact we had only just found out, it has been a huge success!! With scooting, dancing and huge smiles all round. The children demonstrated their amazing balance and agility skills, impressing the team at ScootFit! Well done to Fountains class who have won the class prize for the most active travel journeys throughout the project! With 87% of the class actively travelling to school. Thank you to everyone involved.