- Do you want to maximise learning in your school?
- Do you recognise the potential of the outdoors to give context, amaze and inspire?
- Are you keen to develop outdoor learning?
- Are your staff worried about time, extra planning, class management, risk management?
- Do you want to get all staff behind the idea that they can use whatever outdoor space you have effectively and to everyone’s benefit?
This training day will look at how you can cover what you need to by using the outdoors instead of rather than as well as what you do in the classroom.
It will be almost wholly outdoors and practical giving lots of ideas but always looking at generic principles in how to make things happen.
Taking the curriculum outside can improve attainment, increase engagement, and develop a wide range of skills including problem solving, communication and resilience. It also provides endless opportunities for experiential, contextual and applied learning.
This course will give you the confidence, skills and ideas to take your teaching out into your school grounds as part of your day-to-day practice, and embed outdoor learning in your curriculum.
Easterside Academy, our hosts for the course, have been developing their whole school approach to learning outside the classroom for several years:
"At Easterside Academy, thanks to Enabling Outdoor Learning, outdoor learning is now fully embedded into all areas and aspects of our curriculum. We’ve learnt how to maximise the use of our outdoor spaces for learning as well as the local environment, leading to increased engagement from pupils; memorable experiences; as well as providing opportunities to strengthen a wide range of personal skills. Staff have been really inspired and energised by the practical approach this course provides, and have felt confident taking ideas straight back into their own practice. Children love to be outdoors and the opportunities out there for learning are endless!"
Delyth Linacre, Head, Easterside Academy
Feedback from participants on previous courses:
"Fantastic, relevant and enjoyable – this has been the best INSET day I have ever had!"
"Engaging, interesting and ideas we can take away – I remember more of today than the majority of ‘sit down’ courses and that just reinforces the whole point. I highly recommend this to others."
"I would definitely recommend the training as it is inspiring, kinaesthetic and makes you feel good – just think how it would make pupils feel!"
"Superb!! Informative and inspiring – thank you."
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