Courses for Educators

Getting outdoors in nature’s classroom 

Being in the natural world has a positive impact on children’s mental and physical health and wellbeing. Spending time outdoors will improve a child’s motivation to learn and being outdoors helps to relieve stress and tension for children and educators alike.  

The outdoors provides children with a unique learning environment that will encourage play, discovery, independence and confidence.   

Opportunities for ‘real life’ learning help improve a child’s imagination, experimentation and problem solving skills. 

Coming along to one or more of our outdoor learning sessions for educators will:-

  • Build staff confidence in teaching in the outdoors
  • Provide ideas and activities for outdoor learning and develop curriculum links
  • Identify and understand the role of adults in the outdoor environment
  • Help staff to identify barriers to outdoor learning and plan how to overcome these
  • Help staff to put together a wish list of items to buy to use in the outdoors
  • Discuss and develop risk assessments and managing safely policies for outdoor learning
  • Suggest ways to bring parents/carers, other staff, governors and PTA groups on board. How can they help?
  • Look at ways of working with the weather and outdoor clothing requirements

To book contact Meriel Jones, Education Officer, Bute Park Meriel.jones2@cardiff.gov.uk 

Contact Meriel for information on twilight sessions or inset day courses on Outdoor Learning at your school/venue.   

Meriel Jones