What is Outdoor Learning?
Outdoor education has long been recognised as an important contributor in a young persons’ physical, personal and social development. Outdoor Learning is primarily an approach to learning and teaching, through outdoor activities and the use of outdoor spaces for cognitive and non-cognitive development, which provides broader life experiences in the outdoors.
When outdoor learning is designed as a reoccurring, progressive activity which forges links between real-life experiences and classroom experiences. The overarching theme of Outdoor Learning is the focus on positive outcomes in personal and social development. It is, however, important to remember that these experiences are incredibly memorable, and having ‘fun’ should also be seen as a great experience in itself.
For more information, or to enquire about availability and discuss how we can develop a programme for you, please contact our Education Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01425 672347.
“Education in its broadest sense is not just about curriculum. It is about giving children the chance to extend their life skills. It is about developing confidence. It is about fostering their resilience and sense of responsibility. And – let us not forget – it is about the enjoyment, engagement and excitement about venturing out into the real world, with all its capacity for uncertainty, surprise, stimulation and delight” Tim Gill, 2010, Nothing Ventured…Balancing risks and benefits in the outdoors, English Outdoor Council
We are open all year for Outdoor Learning opportunities with special day rates and discounted packages during the off peak season.