St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School

St Wilfrid's
Catholic Primary School

Learning Outside the Classroom

First-hand experience is fundamental to the productive and successful learning of children. `Learning Outside the Classroom' (LOtC) relates to any activity which uses other settings to enrich the curriculum. 

Teachers will utilise our wonderful playing field, playgrounds and prayer garden to enrich learning experiences. This includes both planned activities involving the children working outside and/or dynamically responding to events– such as reading outside when the weather is warm to or going out to look at, explore and play in the snow. 


We recognise that play is an important part of a happy and healthy childhood and as a school we aim to provide high quality, sustainable play opportunities for children regardless of their age, needs and abilities. These inclusive opportunities in play are achieved by offering carefully considered outdoor spaces that offer a real choice of accessible play experiences. 

We believe that play has a vital role in children’s happiness and wellbeing. It creates children who are independent, confident, imaginative, adaptable, social, resilient and able to assess risks. 

St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary aims to provide high-quality, progressive and frequent provision of LOtC experiences, which promote personal development and well-being. 

The mind that opens to a new idea, never comes back to its original size.