Sherfield School pupils have a fantastic chance enjoy, protect and learn about the environment with our Outdoor Education programme.
Our stunning 74 acre site is the perfect place for Outdoor Education lessons.
Years 1 to 6 have up to four Forest School lessons each year.
Children learn about the environment in Sherfield School’s beautiful woodland and Forest Schools areas.
Pupils are taught knot tying, plant identification, shelter building and obstacle course construction as they enjoy the outdoors.
In cross-curricular lessons and activities, children learn about conservation, willow weave sculptures and shelter building.
Years 5 and 6 have a four-night residential trip each year. This includes outdoor adventures and academic work. Raft building, kayaking and archery are very popular on these trips.
Year 7 Camp includes camp craft, camp cooking, a night-time adventure trek, a bonfire and orienteering skills.
Years R-8 enjoy a special Outdoor Adventure Day in the Summer term.
We also have Outdoor Adventure and Archery afterschool clubs.
Army Cadet Force
From Year 8, students can join the Army Cadet Force.
Sherfield School has a detachment based in school in partnership with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Army Cadet Force.
The ACF syllabus covers activities such as drill, field craft, weapon handling, basic tactics, First Aid and Adventure training.
The Duke of Edinburgh awards
From age 14, students can work towards their Duke of Edinburgh’s award. See the Duke of Edinburgh's Award website or the local Hampshire Council Duke of Edinburgh's Award website for more.
Outdoor Play for Early Years
Outdoors play is great for physical health. It also improves cognitive and social development in small children. While small children play, they learn communication skills, vocabulary and co-operation.
Appreciating the outdoors
Each child’s aesthetic awareness is heightened by an appreciation of the natural world. Regular lessons about their environment in a beautiful settng gives children the perfect opportunity to learn through their senses.