Tag Archives: Natural England

How Outdoor Play is Improving Children’s Mental Health

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

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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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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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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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Building the Evidence: Outdoor Learning Improves Outcomes for Children

On 10th May Children and Young People Now Magazine published a Special Report on Outdoor Learning, including sections on evidence, policy and a range of case studies.  Here we bring you an extract, will full references, by Jim Burt, Natural … Continue reading

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