Outdoor Learning Overview 2016/17:



Peter Miles – Outdoor learning lead peter.miles1@taw.org.uk

Martin Howard – Outdoor learning support Martin.howard@taw.org.uk


Termly overview:

Termly overview


Group dates:

Group dates


This year at Mount Gilbert School, pupils continue to have the opportunity of participating in a whole day’s outdoor learning each half term. Pupils participate in outdoor activities such as:

  • Forestry day where they build shelters, cook on an open fire, learn to use hand tools such as knives.
  • Learn how to top rope and boulder in indoor climbing walls.
  • Geocache across various locations such as Cannock Chase forest in the hunt to find hidden treasures.
  • Play on Activity trails like army assault courses.
  • Learn how to Ski or Snowboard on a dry ski slope.
  • Navigate around Telford’s cycle paths on Mountain bikes.


The main focus for the course is to provide pupils with new experiences whilst helping with their social targets through having fun and learning in an outside environment.

Through these experiences pupils will explore new learning environments whilst working as part of a group and stimulate their varying sensory needs alongside building positive relationships with staff and peers which helps enormously when they come back into the school learning environment.

Pupils love these days and really look forward to them.