Outdoor Learning

Welcome to our dedicated page for Outdoor learning and Forest Schools. 


Here at Whitby Heath we are aiming to develop our curriculum by using places other than the classroom for teaching and learning. Learning in the outside environment enhances a child’s learning experience and has been proven to raise attainment, achievement, engagement and behaviour. 


Our current outdoor classroom, Blossom Class, sits within our school grounds surrounded by impressive Willow fencing. During outdoor lessons, children are able to use the school grounds. We also have a dedicated woodland area, which is currently being developed.


Forest schools


Forest schools takes outdoor learning to the next level and encourages children to explore and discover their outdoor environment and nature and learn basic survival techniques. This aims to promote emotional and physical wellbeing, social skills and teamwork. Children at Whitby Heath currently receive Forest School sessions provided by ‘Into the Wild’. 


The Lost Words of Whitby Heath


Over the course of our Summer term, children at Whitby Heath will be partaking in a project centred around the book 'The Lost Words' by Robert Macfarlane. Our aim to create a trail of work in our playground and outdoor learning area showcasing the 'The Lost Words of Whitby Heath.


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Contact the School

Whitby Heath Primary School

Ellesmere Port,
CH65 6RJ

Main Contact: Mrs. R. Jewitt (Head Teacher)

Tel: 0151 355 1781

SEN Contact: Miss. C. Monins