Wellies and Waterproofs at Woodfield

Woodfield Community Primary School are developing their outdoor learning provision. Outdoor learning allows pupils to overcome challenges, build self-regulation, self-belief and self-reflection skills. They build resilience and confidence and can develop on multiple levels including physical, emotional, social and intellectual.

‘We are so fortunate to have such a stunning outdoor space. Our green areas are extensive and very easily accessible from our classrooms and playgrounds. It is time to utilise them more’
Mr Mathew Atkinson, Acting Executive Headteacher.'

Benefits of outdoor learning

Outdoor learning improves pupils’ health and wellbeing and engages them with learning. Pupils enjoy their lessons more when outdoors.

There is also a huge benefit to teachers’ health and wellbeing, as staff use outdoor learning to enhance curriculum delivery.

Woodfield want the children to be able to utilise outdoor learning opportunities in all weathers, come rain or shine! Wellies and waterproof clothing are essential for that to happen.

Community help

Woodfield recently put a call out for help from the community on their social media. As well as some fantastic donations from parents and families, Andrew and Asma from The Red Box Post office in Bilton heard our call and very kindly donated 20 pairs of brand new wellies.

Donation of wellies
Andrew Hart, The Red Box Post Office

‘The most important thing is that the children are helped by a community that is proud of them all.’

Andrew Hart, The Red Box.

Donations welcome!

If anyone would like to donate old children’s wellies or children’s waterproof clothing, Woodfield Primary School would welcome them; donations can be dropped off at the school office. 

'We would like to thank The Red Box and our supportive school community for such generous donation – so we are thoroughly excited about developing our outdoor learning opportunities and they will complement our newly developed curriculum at Woodfield.’
Miss Jo Marwood, Acting Headteacher
  • Student learning outdoors
  • Teacher and student learning outdoors
  • student holding butterfly card against grass
  • student making stone henge from clay outdoors
  • outdoor area at Woodfield