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Multisensory Learning Outside the Classroom
School trips and visits are a powerful and positive teaching tool that can enhance the social, personal and emotional development of all learners. Being in new environments can be particularly beneficial to SEND students and can assist in the development of life skills, social skills and encourage independence and confidence.
One of the best things about taking a multisensory approach to teaching and learning, is that it allows us to cater for our students’ different processing styles. Some students like to listen or watch demonstrations, whilst others have trouble with visual or auditory processing and benefit from kinaesthetic learning, using physical movement to aid their memory. A trip to a new location, outside of the classroom, allows for multiple types of learning to take place. The more senses that are stimulated, the more information students are able to retain. This hands on learning can lead to better personal development, behaviour, motivation and better achievement. This approach helps develop skills for independent, resilient learners who are better prepared for life’s challenges.
As a school we ensure that learning outside the classroom activities and visits are available and accessible to all, irrespective of special educational or medical needs, ethnic origin, gender or religion. We place strong emphasis on using our extensive site including Nurture, Science or PE lessons in our own on site woods or visiting our on site farm as part of Science lessons or as part of Level 2 or 3 Animal Care qualifications. We also support students with additional needs to be part of our Young Farmers Club.
- Disneyland Paris STEM residential
- Annual Pantomime
- West End residential performing arts
- Countryside walks
- Chatham Dockyards
- Kent Life Museum
- Picturehouse Cinema and restaurant
- Imperial War Museum
- National Gallery