PS087: An investigation into the impact of trips and visits on the SMSC aspects of learning for young people

My work was inspired by a piece of artwork, ‘The things I have to do to maintain myself’, by Roxanne Swentzell, from the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico. Her rationale for the piece led me to consider my own relationship to wild places. I set out to investigate perceptions of ‘wild places’ and the spirituality to be encountered in them, leading to an evaluation of how the environment can be linked to opportunities available to pupils at Lacon Childe School, in respect of SMSC aspects of the curriculum and the Learning Outside the Classroom Agenda, and how this may affect pupil learning.