Dangerous Curriculum
The Dangerous Curriculum
Quigley Education


We have recently introduced half termly Dangerous Curriculum Days, inspired by Chris Quigley’s Dangerous Curriculum. On these days, pupils take part in 'dangerous' activities that can be best described as 'scouting for schools'.

The activities play to the strengths of pupils who enjoy challenge, risk-taking and problem-solving and for whom being indoors is sometimes a switch off to learning.

The 'dangers' are not all physical - many may embarrass, run the risk of failure or invoke mild fear.

Each activity also has a 'learning trap' - a cleverly disguised part of the curriculum such as learning about forces and friction, levers or aerodynamics.

Many of the activities are disguised as competitions or challenges and pupils may not realise until it is so late that they are already learning without realising it.

Each activity comes with a cunning ploy to write or blog about experiences, along with some guidelines about safe blogging.

In July, for example, pupils spent a day on catapults, in October on flying rockets. They have started logs which record their learning through the experiences.

Wyton on the Hill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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