Le Murier is committed to providing outdoor, residential and off-site education for all students. These opportunities are seen as part of the student's holistic learning.
Le Murier provides as many opportunities as possible for its students to enrich and enhance their learning through use of learning outside the classroom including off-site as well as residential experiences, cultural visits, local visits and outdoor activities. The value of learning outside the classroom is recognised and fully supported throughout the school.
climb a tree | go bird watching | identify animal tracks | identify minibeasts | identify wild flowers | identify animal bones | raise a flag | plant a tree | use semaphore | feed a wild animal | skim a pebble | create sand sculpture | go boogie boarding | catch moths or butterflies | create nature art | create rain art | understand the tides | make a bird feeding station | go snorkelling | fly a kite
understand basic 1st Aid | build a camp-fire | light a fire | pitch a tent | sleep in a tent | cook on a barbeque | cook on a fire | make a den | tie different knots | cook on a trangia | pack a rucksack | make a tent peg | pack up a sleeping bag | pack away a tent | inflate an airbed | build a washing station | cook on a dutch oven | toast marshmallows | calculate wind direction | observe the country code
go stargazing | visit a farm | go bug hunting | go rockpooling | swim in the sea | climb a cliff | go geocaching | go pier jumping | go coasteering | collect different | shells | explore a dolmen | explore a castle | abseil off a rock | dam a stream | make a daisy chain | explore a German fortification | build a pebble tower | collect driftwood | go pond dipping | explore Saumarez Park
catch a fish | collect wild blackberries | shoot an arrow | use VHF radio | pick a cooked crab | catch a crab | make a catapult | forage for wild food | complete an assault course | make bramble jam | chop fire wood | light a fire without a match | whittle a stick | make bannock cake | collect firewood | navigate using the sun | purify water | build a shelter | understand basic sea survival | capsize a canoe |
lay a trail | follow a trail | Build and float a raft | paddle a canoe | drive a RIB | sail a dinghy | build and ride | Go-kart | go orienteering | go for a night walk | visit Herm Island | visit Lihou Island | visit Houmet Paradis | use a compass | use a map | go on a flat hike | go on a bike ride | walk in the rain | go for a cliff walk | sail a model boat | cross a rope bridge
Le Murier is currently developing an independent living and outside the classroom learning facility called ‘The Village’ which will comprise of
• ‘The Village Hall’ - a building with a classroom/ workroom and a large kitchen
• ‘The Village Cabins’ – initially starting with two cabins and hoping to increase to four in the future. One cabin will be fully accessible and will sleep 4 students and 2 members of staff, the other cabins will house 8 students and 1 member of staff. This will supplement the residential programme
• ‘The Village Campsite’ – a campsite for camping e.g. Duke of Edinburgh expeditions
• A pop up shop – sponsored by Co-op to provide opportunity for students to plan menus, create shopping lists, order food, handle money as well as stock. This element will bring to life the practical and applied areas of numeracy and financial literacy
• ‘The Village Woodland and Wetland’ – an area for environmental learning and conservation to support Awards such as John Muir
The Village will provide a realistic context to enhance many of the elements of learning within the ‘Big Picture curriculum’. Key areas of focus will be stretch and transfer of skills in different learning environments, learning outside the classroom, critical thinking, team work, creativity, reflection, independence, resilience and confidence to name but a few.
We will keep you up to date with the developments and usage of The Village.