Love Outdoor Learning was founded by Carol Murdoch. She is a teacher who quickly discovered the magic of taking learning into the playground and beyond. With almost twenty years of working in education, she has experience teaching in primary, severe and complex schools and ASD bases.
Throughout the years’ Carol has and is working on wide range of training. This includes a Master in Learning for Sustainability (with an outdoor learning focus), Lead Teacher in Outdoor Learning, Woodland Activity Leader Training and also Forest School training (level 8 FOLA). She is also set to complete her Coastal Activity Leader Training in July 2022.
She Carol loves to support schools by providing training, advice and resources helping teachers break out of the classroom and deliver learning outdoors.
Carol is one of the countries leading educational consultants supporting schools in Scotland, the UK and across the globe. She delivers training, presents keynote speeches and is passionate about helping schools develop high quality outdoor learning.
We might just be a wee company but we are making big changes. In 2021 we have supported over 7,000 teachers and 300,000 children and look set to have provided in person support to over 100 schools by the end of the year!
Carol has won awards for her outdoor work and innovative approaches. While working with schools she also provides support to a range of colleges and universities.
We love seeing children develop a love of the outdoors. It is a real privilege to see them grow and develop confidence and resilience. We enjoy helping teachers develop confidence and developing their skills and knowledge.
“As a teacher I quickly discovered that taking learning outdoors removes barriers to learning and helps all children progress. There is a magic that can be found in playgrounds across the country!”
Our innovative approach has led us to gain widespread recognition.
Our innovative online support won the 2021 Women Who Achieves Award.
The Scottish Parliament passed a motion in recognition of Carol and the difference she makes to children’s education.
We have been shortlisted and nominated for a wide range of awards. Some of the more notable awards have been The Inspire, Grow, Launch awards ran by the University of Edinburgh selected us for our innovative education portal. The Rural Business Awards shortlisted us as a finalist for their Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award for our work taking families outdoors.