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.
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Category Archives: Natural Connections
Kim Somerville – on behalf of the campaigning group ‘Learning Away’ – looks at the worrying results from a new study examining ‘The state of school residentials in England: 2017’. ‘The state of school residentials in England: 2017’ study, assesses … Continue reading
Blog written by Peter Carne OBE, National Learning Adviser to the Learning Away consortium. Many students say that residentials are the most memorable experience of their time at school. But how often do we hear about the many positive impacts … Continue reading
Blog written by by Lorna Fox, WWT’s National Learning Adviser. What was your best day of the school year when you were a kid? Was it sports day or the school play or, like me, was it the school trip? … Continue reading
New Teacher’s Guide – Transforming Outdoor Learning in Schools: Lessons from the Natural Connections Project.
This free booklet aims to provide school staff with a compelling introduction to the value and impact of well-planned regular outdoor learning for pupils, teachers and schools as a whole. It sets out the evidence for outdoor learning and shows … Continue reading
We have had a lot of interest in the Natural Connections project infographics so we have attached them in this post for you to save and share with your networks. We hope that they can be used complement the impacts … Continue reading
As the findings and messages from the Natural Connections Demonstration Project filter out across the sector, Peter Butts, co-ordinator of the project at The Learning Institute, Cornwall’s Hub talks to us about what has really made a difference in the schools … Continue reading