Outdoor Learning

Outdoor activities which support the curriculum are a valuable part of your child’s education.

At King’s St Alban’s we believe in giving children the opportunity to discover simple pleasures, such as toasting marshmallows over a camp fire or haggling in a French market.

Outdoor Education centre

The school makes full use of the The King’s School’s outdoor education centre, The Old Chapel, which is idyllically set near Crickhowell in the heart of the Black Mountains. Children in Year 4 and Year 6 love their time here; in fact most count it as one of the highlights of their time with us. Activities which bring to life topics covered in class, such as stream surveying, are combined with sketching, navigation and survival craft. Time is allowed for children to simply have fun, run through the woods, wade in the stream and play games like hide and seek. New friendships are made and existing ones strengthened, many of which will last a lifetime.

Trips

During the school year many pupils will experience trips, visits and clubs which help to encourage a spirit of adventure. We are proud of our hugely varied and regular programme of excursions which include water sports venues, museums, historical sites, places of outstanding beauty and activity centres. In Year 2 children embark on their first overnight, residential trip and will build up to a week’s residential in Year 6.