Learning From Real Life


Real life and hands-on experience are used wherever possible to make learning more relevant and engaging:  

  • The natural surroundings are used as an extra classroom. Students regularly get 'out and about' to develop an understanding of the world about them.
  • The latest technology is used to support learning.
  • We have formed links with community organisations to incorporate business, enterprise, the environment, and community responsibility into everyday learning.
  • There is an annual whole-school trip to London and regular educational visits, for example RHS Rosemoor, Exeter Big Bang Science Fair, Cornwall athletics stadium.
  • Students choose their own charities to support. They are also encouraged to raise their own funds for the annual school ski trip.
  • Our Fellows are regular visitors to the school and are often invited to add another dimension to the project work. They provide aspirational role models for the students.

We have partnered with award-winning Duchy College to develop the sixth form in 2016 and to maximise the outdoor learning and vocational aspects of our current curriculum. Click here for details.

(Above: Silk Printing with Anne Jarvis at Clovelly Silk workshop. Below: Joanna Johnston, Costume Designer for the film War Horse, talks to Route 39 students.)