Playground Learning Consultations
Whether your playground is a concrete jungle in the middle of a city, or a natural rural idyll, it can be used to support learning, health and wellbeing and transform your curriculum.
Our experienced and knowledgeable consultant will share with you their ideas and strategies to help you make the most of the space you have during an in person visit. This is then followed up with an in-depth report filled with practical ideas, lessons and suggestions to help you get outside and make the most of your space.
Before you spend money on resources and equipment, have a conversation about what would work and benefit both staff and pupils and transform your grounds into a place for learning.
You will have a zoom or phone call with your consultant to discuss whether the visit is right for you and to discuss what areas you need to explore.
Our consultations will highlight how different areas of your playground can be utilised to support learning. We will attend your school to meet with your management team and learn about your school. During this visit we get outside and explore your playground, hear where you are at in your outdoor journey and discuss any challenges you may be facing.
After the Visit
After your visit we create an in-depth report for your school highlighting what you can do outside, packed full of curriculum based outdoor learning ideas and addressing the concerns and difficulties you have while giving ideas on how to overcome them.
One of our experienced learning consultants will come to your school (or meet online) with a member of your management team. They will tour your playground and explore the concerns and difficulties you face. Thereafter, they will create an in-depth report with ideas, suggestions and lessons to help you make maximum use of your space.
Half Day Visit
This visit delves more into the issues and concerns your school faces. We will spend a half day with you to observe how the playground is used and share how it can also be used to support play as well as learning.
In this visit, our consultant can meet with your management team but also wider staff team, pupils and the parent council.
Time: 3-3.5 hours
Visit Plus Twilight Training
This visit includes all of the features of the half day visit but also provides a twilight session to help staff learn how to use the playground to support learning.
Twilight training can focus on maths, literacy, health and wellbeing or a mixture of all and is delivered outside to help your team develop confidence.
Time: 4.5-5 hours
Additional travel costs may be required if schools are more than 25 miles from EH48 4NU
We are also taking applications for our 2024 Wee Consultations. These are very brief and provide a small report free of charge. They are only open to schools in Scotland. Find out more on our Wee Consultations page
Carol has been a great help and support to our school to move us forward in our Outdoor learning Journey. Initial discussions led to a playground assessment which over the past year has increased our confidence as a staff to take learning outside as well as learning from the outdoors. She came to visit us a year on last term to see our progress and offer further advice. We are using the progression to slot ideas into our existing progressions which is helping staff see that Outdoor Learning is not an ‘extra’ but an essential way to enhance learning and teaching.
Thanks Love Outdoor learning.