Real World Learning

Forest School

At ISL Surrey we embed learning wherever possible in real-world experiences so that learning is deeper and contextualised. This is part of our approach to learning. Our IPC (International Primary Curriculum) units naturally align themselves with issues of global importance, such as fair trade, individual rights and responsibilities, and concerns for the environment.

Our real-world approach is supported by our forest classrooms, our permaculture garden, our innovative outdoor spaces, our community engagement programme, as well as our many school excursions and residential trips.

By taking children out of the classroom into our outdoor spaces we spark their imagination, allow them to meet new challenges, and explore curriculum areas in a fresh way. Wherever possible, we take learning beyond the classroom. The children love exploring the world outside and getting their hands dirty. Amongst the highlights are our grounds, which are specifically designed for these different activities. We are particularly proud of our ongoing sustainable permaculture project.

We also run a number of community projects that support learning, including a project where our older students have built on links with a local care home, to partner with a higher education institution to research the connection between music and welfare for the elderly.

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