Category Archives: Learning Outside the Classroom

The Importance of Residentials and Outdoor Learning

Blog written by Marina Robb, Director, Circle of Life Rediscovery More and more research is coming to light to support what we, in the environmental world, have always asserted – being outdoors is good for you! There are so many … Continue reading

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Are school trip safety fears standing in the way of student learning potential?

It is widely reported that learning outside the classroom brings considerable positive impacts for students of all ages. Whether it be a visit to a local museum or a residential trip, such experiences can transform pupils’ learning by developing their … Continue reading

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Learning Everywhere

This week’s article comes to us from Nicholas Garrick, Director at Lighting Up Learning, leaders of the Bristol Hub of the Natural Connections Demonstration Project . As an Executive Coach he works with people to explore possibilities and solutions and as facilitator … Continue reading

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The Noise of Exciting Learning

This week’s article has been carefully compiled for us by Robert Williams, Outdoor Education Adviser, Buckinghamshire County Council. rwilliams@buckscc.gov.uk based on an original article for IOL’s Horizons Magazine written by David Crossland. David has worked in outdoor adventure learning as a teacher, lecturer, … Continue reading

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Council for Learning Outside the Classroom Newsletters

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) has provided our latest blog. This is the national charity that campaigns for every child to experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of education. They can help with … Continue reading

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“How do you do?” “You do by learning.” “How do you learn?” “You learn by doing.”

This week’s post comes to us from “across the pond” and builds on the theme of  “Using the outdoors for teaching across the curriculum”.  The article has kindly been provided by Stephen J Cooper RN who also has his own blog, … Continue reading

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The Diminished Confidence of Teachers

The third contribution to our set of launch day posts comes from one of the Natural Connections Demonstration Project local hub leaders, Nicholas Garrick. He is Director of Lighting up Learning and is Associate Head teacher of a primary school in Bristol. Over … Continue reading

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