Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) helps give pupils inspiring, hands on experiences learning knowledge, skills and understanding in a real world context. It helps improve understanding of the environment in which they live and grow, whilst developing key communication and social skills. children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and surrounding communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. LOtC engages and includes all children, helping raise achievement and confidence.
In July 2017 we received the news that Malvern Way had achieved gold accreditation from the council for Learning Outside of the Classroom. This award recognises the exemplary provision at our school ensuring our children have access to frequent, continuous and progressive opportunities to take their learning away from the classroom. While we have chosen not to pursue reaccreditation we continue to develop our own skills as educators and the school environment.
At Malvern Way School we have Eco Warriors, 2 elected members from each Year 1 and Year 2 class. They are elected at the beginning of the school year and work with Mrs Stephen to raise awareness of our Eco Code and encourage our School community to be Eco Friendly. We have energy monitors who turn off lights and taps.
The School has had an assembly on recycling given by a visitor from the local council. Mrs Stephen and our Eco Warriors invited grandparents to a Soup Share lunch on Wednesday 11th October. The children used produce from our school gardens (carrots, leeks, potatoes) to cook some soup. Other classes helped by baking bread and making butter.
2017/2018 ~ Our Eco Warriors will be:
Evie, Jack, Vivienne, Olivia, India-Rose, Max, Edie, Emily, Maximilian, Isla, Layla and Max
Our Eco Warriors were very successful last year, retaining our Eco School status. We are sure this new team will take our Eco projects from strength to strength.
In January 2017 we were awarded our Level Three certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society. We will receive a voucher for a fantastic ‘Schools Constant Garden’ from Rocket Gardens who will grow and send us a series of boxes brimming full of young vegetable and fruit plants to help our veg patch burst into life this season.