The outdoor environment should enhance learning and teaching. We work with schools training staff to utilise their outdoor space and providing exceptional pupil experience days linking to the curriculum. We also have our membership which is filled with lessons and trainings for schools.
We are pleased to be able to support you further by offering you a free Outdoor Learning, Hints and Tips training film. This 15minute film covers the basics of your kit, shares a few lesson ideas and even has where to go next. Just sign up for it here!
We are also excited to be able to offer a free schools pack of lessons. These are ideal for both in school and distance learning and give you a glimpse of what is included in our members portal. Click on the link here to obtain this.
Our training is led by Carol Murdoch, an educational consultant and teacher with over 15 years experience. Carol understands the Curriculum for Excellence and demands schools are under to create affordable yet stimulating experiences for both children and staff. She will work with your school to tailor make your experience days and training sessions meet your specific requirements.
School Experience Days
Love Outdoor Learning is a unique opportunity for children to learn about their environment as well as their thoughts, feelings and relationships. Time outside, in a safe and structured environment can aid children in developing their understanding of the world, the environment and themselves, using their emotions, imagination and senses. We offer affordable experience days which are designed for single classes and also those for the whole school.
In addition to our pupil experience days, we also offer our 5 level outdoor skills programme. This innovative programme includes all curricular areas and has clear development throughout the years. It is has 8 themes, including cooking, ecology, traditional arts and crafts, tool use and more.
Learning outdoors is an expectation both within the Curriculum for Excellence and the GTCS standards. However, many teachers can feel deskilled in this new environment, unsure how to approach the learning.
Love Outdoor Learning provides training for your staff, either on site or at a nearby wood. We help your staff develop confidence, understand strategies and share practical ideas to facilitate and manage learning, across all areas of the curriculum. Our aim is to turn outdoor learning into just another tool for a teacher to use, suitable for any stage and curricular area.