We look to harness children’s natural curiosity and enhance their wellbeing through regular outdoor learning opportunities.
A freedom of fun-lovers
Our outdoor classrooms give our pupils the chance to explore nature in an age-appropriate way.
For our youngest children, every Nash House classroom is an indoor-outdoor classroom so our children have constant access to our wonderful outdoor spaces. We agree that there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing! So, our Nash House children all have puddle suits and wellies ready and waiting every day.
In Little Stream, children have weekly outdoor learning sessions in our on-site woodlands. The magical, hidden door leads to an enchanted world and there are endless possibilities for imaginative play, using the most natural of materials. Come and cook up a feast in our mud kitchen, develop gross motor skills navigating the muddy hill or create art with only what you can find in the wood!
In the first few weeks of Upper Prep, children take part in Big Camp – an overnight stay in our fantastic campus. The following year, in Year 6, they head to Hindleap for a short residential where they climb, build and challenge themselves in the great outdoors.
A Dulwich education extends well beyond our campus. In September we host our overnight ‘ice-breaker’ camps in Lordship Wood for our Years 7s, with a focus on building new friendships and developing leadership skills.
For our Senior pupils, climbing Snowdon, Geography fieldwork trips, Duke of Edinburgh expeditions and Combined Cadet Force (CCF) camps stretch the parameters of outdoor learning for those who have discovered a passion for the outdoors.
Alongside exploring the outdoors at school and in the UK, we offer optional residential trips. Our most popular is the ski trip. Lead by our experienced staff, the ski trip offers fun and challenge both to beginners and to regular skiers.