We know that children who have love of learning and enjoy coming to school make better progress. Research demonstrates that outdoor learning has a more positive impact on the progress and attainment of all children compared to a more traditional curriculum. At Mayplace, we have seen the benefits of providing opportunities for experiential learning within a curriculum that is both innovative and inclusive. Outdoor learning provides opportunities for children to collaborate with each other; develop strong relationships and improve their communication skills. We have also seen the educational and therapeutic advantages for children with social, emotional and mental health needs through strategies such as Gardening Club and Forest School.