Outdoor Learning Workshop

Explore medieval castle design and build one in your own outdoor area!

Taking place on your school playground, this workshop is designed specifically for Key Stage One. Give your children experience of building their very own large scale castle!

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This workshop combines maths and D&T objectives!

Secure your children’s understanding of shapes and symmetry. We will teach and reinforce their knowledge about castles whilst also ticking off some D&T objectives!

Our outdoor workshop will develop your children’s teamwork and communication skills and allow them to experience the use of simple tools.


We will begin by setting the scene of a medieval England, exploring different castle structures, picking out their features and looking at the shapes they are based on.

The children will then work as a whole class team to create a large scale ‘stick castle’, made from bamboo. This will incorporate their problem-solving skills with their knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes.

Once we have built our class castle, the children will create symmetrical flags to adorn their magnificent structure.These will be made using natural materials, hammered against a cloth to create imprints. Of course, being important residents at the castle the children will all need to create a crown out of natural materials to wear too!

How long does the outdoor workshop last?

The workshop lasts 2 hours and is available to book 10am-12pm & 1pm – 3pm.

A single workshop classes as a half day and can be booked for either the morning or afternoon. Two workshops classes as a full day.



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“Today has confirmed to me that we need to use outdoor learning more, to support children’s learning.”

- Deputy Headteacher & Year 3/4 Teacher