We believe that young people should have access to frequent, continuous and progressive experiences in the school grounds, educational visits further afield, and residentials, and that these experiences should be utilised as a tool for teaching, learning and delivering the curriculum.
This blog aims to support teaching and learning outside of the classroom.
If you are interested in writing for us, please email Emily Carlill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Environmental & Cultural Engagement (10)
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- Health & Wellbeing (7)
- Learning Outside the Classroom (7)
- Natural Connections (21)
- Natural Environment (35)
- Newsletters – Natural Connections Demonstration Project (5)
- Residentials (6)
- School Grounds (7)
- Social Mobility (3)
Category Archives: Environmental & Cultural Engagement
As evidence continues to build about the mental health benefits of outdoor learning, and calls continue for schools to be assessed on the wellbeing of their pupils as well as their results, we bring you this re-blog from Natural England’s www.gov.uk blog … Continue reading
Louise Graham is a primary school teacher and forest school leader working near the source of the River Tamar on the North Devon – Cornwall border. She supports school groups, teachers and childcare professionals to take their learning outside. Visit www.naturallearning.org.uk … Continue reading
This week’s guest blog comes to us from Dr. Frances Harris, a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of Hertfordshire, who also runs Outdoor Learning Experiences. She is a member of Natural England’s strategic research group for learning … Continue reading
The evidence is clear – getting children outdoors is fantastic for their health, wellbeing and learning and can set them on a pathway to happy, healthy and environmentally sustainable lifestyles. Schools are community gateways to enable these opportunities for all … Continue reading
This week’s blog has been sent to us by the legendary Creeping Toad: aka Gordon MacLellan. Gordon is an environmental artist and storyteller who works with groups to find ways of celebrating the places where people live and work and play. The workshop … Continue reading
Happy New Year to all our followers old and new! This week’s guest blog comes to us from the USA , thanks again to Steve Cooper for writing something light and lovely to start the new year. View Steve’s previous … Continue reading
This festive post comes to us from Sue Waite, Project lead for the Natural Connections Demonstration Project and Associate Professor (Reader), Plymouth Institute of Education Christmas is coming and the John Lewis advert has some of us dabbing tears from our eyes … Continue reading