Here at Rhyl, we are passionate about the power and importance of outdoor learning. Class teachers often take their learning outside as part of their creative curriculum.
Our specialist outdoor learning teacher also runs weekly sessions in our award-winning Outdoor Classroom – a garden and food plot where children learn about the natural environment, explore new flavours and follow the process of growing food from plot to plate.
With the help of the children, we built a wood-fired oven on site for outdoor cookery sessions. The garden will also be the location for the Rhyl Kitchen Classroom, which is currently under construction. We keep bees at the local city farm.
In their regular sessions in the Outdoor Classroom, pupils follow a curriculum which was first developed here at Rhyl then rolled out nationwide by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation. Topics include seed saving, planning your plot, planting bulbs and harvesting skills. We also run Forest School sessions each week for a select cohort of children.
Rhyl has won a gold medal in both the good growing and curriculum awards in Camden In Bloom. We are an RHS Level 5 School and twice winners of the Greenest School in Camden Award.
You can keep up to date with the school’s outdoor learning and learn more about the Rhyl Kitchen Project using the images below.