Welcome to Trimley St Mary Primary School 01394 284130 office@trimley.net

Curriculum – Learning Outside the Classroom

Learning outside the classroom is a unique experience that is highly beneficial to all pupils at Trimley St Mary Primary School. Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, builds a greater awareness of the natural world and encourages children to be more active.

It creates the opportunity for children to demonstrate the skills of many of our 8 C’s in a more informal and relaxed setting.



Being in the outdoor environment:

  • creates chances for children to be creative,
  • to collaborate on a task,
  • to communicate with their peers,
  • to think critically to solve problems,
  • to show commitment to projects,
  • to be curious about nature
  • to work on a task with capability
  • to demonstrate craftsmanship in a comfortable and friendly learning environment
  • to be excited by learning.

Extra Curricular Learning Outside the Classroom Opportunities.

Children are offered a range of extra curricular LOTC opportunities at Trimley St Mary.

These include

  • Volunteering for the gardening club, run after school by skilled teaching assistants.
  • Applying to be a school rep on the local Youth Forum – through a formal interview process.
  • Working with staff to plant trees from The Woodland Trust scheme.
  • Volunteering to help at Felixstowe Fairtrade events – Funday at the library 2019.