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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Category Archives: Natural Environment
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
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
As our colleagues at Natural England join together with leaders in the health sector to discuss mental health,dementia and the natural environment, we bring you this guest post looking at mental health in children, and how outdoor play, and learning, … Continue reading
Today’s article comes to us from one of our most popular guest bloggers, Chris Loynes, a Reader in Outdoor Studies at the University of Cumbria. The North American approach of ‘leave no trace’ has crossed the Atlantic to the UK and … Continue reading
The ‘Outdoors Indoors’ and Making Gains: the impact of outdoor residential experiences on students’ examination grades and confidence
This week’s blog comes to us from Dr Carol Fuller. Carol is a sociologist and associate professor at Reading University. She works closely with Fiona Craig and colleagues at Ufton Court Adventure, researching ways in which outdoor residential visits impact … Continue reading
Jim Burt is Natural England’s Principal Adviser for Outdoor Learning& Outdoors for All. He recently published a blog on Natural England’s Gov.uk pages: There’s a real buzz around getting kids into the outdoors at the moment – outdoor learning, outdoor … 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