Outdoor Learning

At Burnside, we feel it is important to enable children to use the outside environment to support and nurture a love of learning. The great outdoors offer endless opportunities and experiences and the breadth and depth of what these experiences offer young children is invaluable.

We are exceptionally lucky to have extensive grounds which offer excellent opportunities for both formal and informal learning and play.


We have a very large field with an outdoor classroom. Our nursery garden is equipped with a mud kitchen and a bug hotel.


Our courtyard can be turned into our own vegetable allotment when the children are studying plants and growth.