Extreme Classrooms

The Observatory School continues to explore and push the boundaries of
opportunity for our pupils. We venture further, we take our learning outside
the classroom at every opportunity, we are bound only by our imagination
and we provide an education like no other school. The school has been able
to create an amalgamation of the best educational values with the most
contemporary and inspirational ideals including our exciting Erasmus project work.

We offer project based learning across our curriculum and has attracted a good practice case study from Ofsted, an international school award. 8 eTwinning awards and contact from professionals all over the world to ask ‘How do you do that?’

Our Extreme Classrooms to date have included:


Visits to Finland, France, Spain and Italy. Pupils get the opportunity to work with pupils from all over Europe on exciting collaborative projects. Our International work has won awards including the tes International Award. Making us The British Councils International School of the year!

The Worlds Wettest Classroom - Our pupils had lessons on a boat! This attracted the attention of the BBC, with the venture being documented on Live TV! Take a look at our BBC News Report to learn more about this.


The Worlds Coldest Classroom - Our pupils visited Iceland to taken part in this classroom!

An Iceland Adventure

The Worlds Furthest Classroom - Our pupils worked with over 21 schools in over 16 different countries to complete this project. Our European Mascot 'Snap' visited all of the schools involved. The project won 3 awards at The eTwinning Awards Ceremony.

The Adventures of Snap - The Travelling Bear


What next?

We are excited for our next venture through our Erasmus + project CREACTION - The Worlds Greatest Classroom. The project will see our pupils working with and visiting other schools from France, Finland, Spain, Italy and Turkey. Please visit our Erasmus page on the home screen for further information.