Outdoor Ed. and Trips

Outdoor Learning Activities

The benefits of outdoor learning for young children are multifold. Learning outdoors helps to foster essential growth by stimulating curiosity, enhancing physical health, and instilling a deep-rooted respect for nature

Some of the common outdoor activities undertaken by our Junior School pupils include;

Building fires, bug hunts, willow-weaving, planting and growing, and archaeological digs!

All pupils participate in a range of progressive and creative outdoor learning experiences which are a planned part of the curriculum. This provides regular, frequent, enjoyable, and challenging opportunities for our girls, allowing them to thrive and explore in a safe, outdoor environment.

Outdoor Learning at St George’s

Outdoor learning time is allocated within the weekly timetable for Primary 1 – Primary 5 encouraging discovery and exploration of our school environment.

Classes can be found on our campus in:

  • The Fantastical Forest
  • The Secret Garden
  • The Wild Wood
  • The Primary 1 outdoor learning area
  • The Junior School playground, designed by the children

Outdoor Education in the Junior School

Outdoor Education in the Junior School


Educational Trips and Workshops

Visits are made during the course of the year to or from the following:

  • Butterfly World
  • Build a Bear
  • The Royal Botanics
  • Dynamic Earth
  • Jupiter Artland
  • The Planetarium at The Royal Observatory
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • The Scottish Owl Centre
  • Primary 5 pupils have a residential trip to Lendrick Muir, Dollar.
Clipboard girls school playground
Clipboard girls school playground
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