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Outdoor Learning

Learning outside of the classroom enables children to further develop their curiosity, confidence, creativity, communication and understanding of the natural environment.

Outdoor Learning is embedded within the curriculum. We believe that using nature and the outdoors can help to nurture children’s holistic development, help to build their self-esteem and resilience, and enable them to become better at managing their own risk.

The children access ‘The Hub’ (our own outdoor classroom), ‘The Hollow’ (outdoor team building area) and our own woodland. The children experience to a wide range of activities designed to enrich and develop their learning from within the classroom; helping them to gain and improve new skills.

Wild Wonders and Wild Explorers

Wild Wonders and Wild Explorers are firm favourites with the children at Blundell’s Pre-Prep and Prep. Delivered through weekly sessions for children from Nursery One to Year Four, our bespoke outdoor learning curriculum has been designed by our own Forest School trained teachers to excite, inspire, and meet the needs of our youngest learners.

Armed with their own outdoor learning passports, the children head outdoors throughout the year to explore, develop new skills and enjoy activities within our school woodland, wildlife and nature area, purpose built outdoor classroom and sizeable mud kitchen. With a strong emphasis on helping the children to develop a growth mindset, children can expect to enjoy a range of activities from building working bridges, growing their own vegetables, whittling toy mice and, of course, toasting marshmallows!

Latest News

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1st XV beat Marlborough

1st XV beat Marlborough

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The Educational Quality inspection reports Blundell's Prep as EXCELLENT

The Educational Quality inspection reports on the quality of the school’s work. It focuses on the two key outcomes: - The achievement of the pupils, including their academic development, and - The personal development of the pupils. In both, the school was graded as EXCELLENT, the highest grade that may be awarded.

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FOBP Christmas Market

Christmas Market raises money for Balloons Charity

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Blundell’s School announces new Director of Cricket Dean Headley

Blundell’s School announces new Director of Cricket Dean Headley

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Community Links

Blundell’s provide support to local community

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Blundell's School One Day Event 2022

This year’s Blundell’s One Day Event took place once again at the stunning Pontispool Equestrian Centre, near Taunton.

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Sensory Storytime

Our Head of Pre-Prep, Mrs Clifford, hosts a sell out community event at Tiverton Library

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Why is music important?

Music ignites all areas of child development and skills, including intellectual, social, emotional and motor language. It enhances good concentration and develops listening skills so that the child can achieve academically in all areas of the curriculum.

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When Nature Meets Nurture: Outdoor Learning at Blundell’s Prep

The children cannot wait to put on their Wellington boots to get outside to ‘play’ each week, but what are the benefits of this ‘Forest School fad’?! Is there really any value in climbing trees, lighting fires and creating mud pies?! Where is the learning?!

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