Here at Ashmount, we are very fortunate to be located within Crouch Hill Park and on the doorstep of the nature filled, historically rich Parkland Walk. The Parkland Walk is the longest Linear Nature Reserve in London at 4km in length, and follows the former railway line connecting Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace which opened in 1873.
‘The best classroom and richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky.’
Margaret Mc Millan
We take full advantage of our fortunate location by providing our pupils with the opportunity to explore the natural and historical wonders of the area. All classes visit the parkland walk on a regular basis to engage in outdoor learning opportunities which we have embedded into our rich curriculum offer.
In addition to the outdoor learning opportunities on offer throughout the academic year, we explore a whole school topic ‘Great Outdoor Explorers’ in the second half of summer term each year. We started this initiative in the summer of 2015 and have continued to develop our outdoor learning offer year on year.
We work closely with The Garden Classroom who have delivered bespoke workshops for our pupils, supported teachers in planning outdoor learning opportunities and provided our teachers with training on Learning in Natural Environments.