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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Meriel for information on twilight sessions or inset day courses on Outdoor Learning at your school/venue.