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Experience Learning Beyond the Primary Classroom

Create opportunities to plan and implement activities that will enrich learning and increase your confidence to educate outdoors

Inhouse Training Course In-house

This course is only available to be delivered in your school. To find out how we can tailor this course to fit your needs, call our in-house team on 020 8253 8241 to receive a free, no-obligation quote.

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Suitable for: Teachers and TAs will deepen their understanding and knowledge of the benefits and importance of outdoor learning and therefore become more confident practitioners in this field

Phases suitable for:

  • EYFS
  • Primary

Course Reference: 1170WW

School grounds are frequently not used to their full potential, which means that learners of all ages and abilities are missing out on vital opportunities to progress at school. This course aims to find out why this is, and through practical activities, case studies and the latest research, discover how exciting, valuable and informative outdoor education can be for adults and pupils alike.

  • Understand the benefits to pupils and the importance and relevance of an outdoor education
  • Become a confident and knowledgeable leader of outdoor education
  • Use outdoor education as a catalyst for school improvement
  • Gather practical ideas and plan activities to embed cross curricular outdoor learning
  • Implement a whole school ethos of outdoor education

Sessions

The benefits, importance and relevance of outdoor education
  • Explore research and case studies of excellent practice, including why and how they show outside learning is effective
  • Skills based learning, the whole child and the wider implications of this
  • Identify the relevance of outdoor education to all ages and abilities of pupils based on tried and tested examples
Build confidence and knowledge in outdoor education
  • Taking everyone with you; an opportunity to get real teamwork in place
  • Engaging the community, including examples of best practice
  • Leadership tips, emphasising the importance of a team approach
Using outdoor education as a catalyst for school improvement
  • Review case studies where attainment and progress levels have improved due to outdoor education
  • Additional research, including other examples of best practice that has influenced school improvement outcomes
  • Context based and skills based learning and understanding the benefits of this approach
A practical workshop to gather ideas, tasks and implement whole school policy
  • Ideas and suggestions for individual class and whole school planning for outdoor learning
  • Design and plan both individual activities and longer term projects
  • Whole school implementation, enabling teachers to see how their individual ideas will fit in to whole school improvement priorities
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