Category Archives: Natural Environment

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

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Re-blog: Are we at a turning point for outdoor learning?

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

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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

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Case Study- Natural Connections at Torpoint Community College

John Golding from Torpoint Community College explains his experience of being involved with the Natural Connections Demonstration Project, and how he has developed outdoor learning at the school. At Torpoint Community College we got involved in the Natural Connections Demonstration … Continue reading

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Busting the Myths on Outdoor Learning in Schools

Today we re-blog an article from Jim Burt, Principal Adviser for Outdoor Learning in Natural England, published here. As the school year draws to a close, children rush out into parks and gardens across the country, enjoying the sunshine and … Continue reading

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Natural Connections Project Film

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England’s largest outdoor learning project reveals children more motivated to learn when outside

Media release: Thursday 14 July 2016 Children from 125 schools across the South West on England are happier, healthier and more motivated to learn thanks to a new project commissioned by Natural England that has turned the outdoors into a classroom … Continue reading

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