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. 

Part 1 - Outdoor Learning for the Terrified!

How can we fit outdoor learning into our already packed school day?

Outdoor learning should not be an extra subject that needs to be fitted in somehow to a busy schedule.  It is an opportunity to teach in a new enriching environment taking advantage of ‘real life’ learning in the natural world.   

Encouraging imagination, experimentation and trial and error helps to improve a child’s problem solving skills, independence and self-confidence.  Not to mention improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing and of course have some fun!   

 

Overview 

This course is for educators, come along to take part in our introduction to learning in the outdoors.   

Join the Bute Park Education Officer for a practical, hands on session that will provide you with great ideas and engaging fun activities to take back to try out your class in any outdoor setting.   

This is an opportunity to build your confidence and inspire you to use the outdoors more in your practice every day. 

Come along and kick start your journey to discover a more creative way of teaching which empowers pupils through experiential and practical curriculum linked learning. We will spend the session outside in Bute Park, exploring the green heart of the city.


Course details
Price £65 per person
Time One day workshop (9.30am to 3.30pm)

Part 2 - Making the most of the outdoors – take learning outside

Overview 

This one day course is for educators who want to build on existing skills when delivering learning activities in the outdoors.   

Join the Bute Park Education Officer for a day to experience and explore, learn and re-connect with the natural environment.  We will spend the session outside in Bute Park, exploring the green heart of the city.   

This is a practical, hands- on session that will provide you with fresh ideas and engaging fun activities that can be replicated and integrated into your lesson plans and can be used in any outdoor setting. 


Course details
Price £65 per person
Time One day workshop (9.30am to 3.30pm)

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