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.
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 key note speeches and is passionate in helping schools develop high quality outdoor learning.
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 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!
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 who selected for our innovative education portal. The Rural Business Awards shortlisted us a finalist for their Sustainability and Environmental Impact Award for our work taking families outdoors.