leisure & well being

Students have access to a variety of leisure activities that will be available to them when they leave school and become adults. These activities provide range of experiences and interactions that the students can understand and make sense of.

Students may have no intrinsic motivation to keep fit and show no understanding of or interest in team games and sport. The school provides a range of physical activities to help maintain fitness develop skills. Students access physical and leisure activities that are functional and enjoyable. These are often the students preferred activities and provide a means of teaching core skills. For example:

  • swimming
  • cycling
  • go-karting
  • horse riding
  • pony driving
  • dog walking
  • animal care
  • walking
  • parachute games (on the ground!)
  • running
  • climbing
  • bouncy castle
  • art
  • drama
  • massage
  • group music
  • individual music
  • cinema club
  • sensory sessions

The school years runs its waking day curriculum for 52 weeks a year. The year is shaped to provide focus to leisure and well-being on particular weeks creating weeks that have a ‘holiday feel’. Throughout the year all daily learning activities are set and supervised by our teaching team making The Loddon School a pioneer in providing a full learning experience for the complete year.

Themed learning continues throughout each weekend. These themes are linked to the seasons, festivals and interests of the students providing a wide worldly learning experience.

Links to 


Access to Learning and Understanding



Relating and Interacting