Teaching outside at Novaschool Sunland

At Novaschool Sunland International we enjoy our ‘outdoor’ sessions in an incomparable natural environment


If there is one thing that characterises our school, in addition to its excellent educational programme, is that we have extensive facilities within a natural and a unique environment.

At Novaschool Sunland International we know that adapting to changes is fundamental to the academic development of our students, even more given the current circumstances. For many years we have been accustomed to outdoor teaching, with our students enjoying their classes in our gardens and paved areas, enjoying the wonderful weather and the outdoors activities.

At the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year, Novaschool Sunland International saw many new improvements, and without a doubt the one that has pleased teachers, students and families the most has been the creation of new spaces to hold classes outside.

Teaching outside at Novaschool Sunland International has not limits


We now have in total 7 new ‘patios’ and 2 outdoor areas to hold classes outside. Every time a teacher wants to make use of one of these areas, they only have to reserve that space, so that the educational team is perfectly coordinated, with the aim that all classes can enjoy at least one session a day outside.

For the choice of names we have been inspired by the great Spanish and British writers: Shakespeare (patio #1), Rowling (patio #2), Shelley (patio #3), Lorca (patio #4) Brontë (patio #5), Cervantes (area #6) and the Forest Classroom (area #7).


Our teachers are also enjoying these new areas because they can teach their lessons safely, always maintaining social distancing with the advantage for students of being able to breathe fresh air.

At Novaschool Sunland International we have introduced these improvements in our day-to-day life, taking the opportunity to implement new educational techniques; always counting on the continuous training of our teachers.

Both students and families are delighted by these new measures implemented from the beginning of the school year; our students are granted a safe learning environment and are certainly having more fun!

Rio Chillar Trip

Cártama, 9th June 2014. On the 19th May, Years 5 & 6, accompanied by Miss Debbie, Mr. Wormald and Mr. Spencer, took a hike up and down the Rio Chillar on the outskirts of Nerja. Everyone joined in the fun of splashing through the shallower waters of the lower river valley. The heat of such a beautiful day made it a joy to get wet as we made our way up the narrowing riverbed.
Lunch was eaten close by some of the deeper rock pools, allowing students to take a dip if they wished. Most agreed, though, that the most exciting stretch of the journey was when we had to negotiate our way through the deeper waters of the narrowest gorges. Here, apart from seeing some excellent examples of weathering and erosion, you can simultaneously touch the sides of both rock faces as they tower several metres overhead.
Much energy was exerted by all; we feel sure that everyone slept well that night!

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