With 80% of the population in the UK now living in an urban environment it is vital for the outdoors to be embedded into our school experience. Promoting outdoor work through training fellow practitioners has always been a priority, if you are interested in group or individual training please get in touch.
Half day session introducing you to a psychological perspective on nature, the brain, health and education.
Engaging teens outdoors
Many of our teenagers are slipping though the net, stress related health problems are increasing world wide, we need to help them develop a healthy interaction with the natural world for increased wellbeing and transition into adulthood. Inspired by recent exchanges to Scandinavian countries, these sessions aim to develop staff confidence and skills in working outdoors, with a particular focus on appropriate risk taking for young people, including fire and tool use, alongside dealing with behaviour that challenges in the outdoor environment.
Creative outdoor play
Creativity is one of the subjects often squashed by the demands of the current school curriculum, however the creative arts contribute an estimated £5.9 billion to the UK economy annually. These sessions will look at ways to encourage creative development through outdoor activities, whilst still meeting the needs of your curriculum.
What our delegates say
‘Excellent content, fitted so many different activities into the day’ Emily, BA SMLE
‘Covered loads of interesting, creative and useful activities with links to the curriculum. Very informative and inspirational’ Lisa, graduate TA
‘I found the course very useful and enlightening, I left full of information and ideas’ Chloe, childcare trainee
‘A really enjoyable afternoon, practical and thought provoking’ Helen, Course lead BA Supporting and Managing Learning
‘Great day of activities and resources, loved the hands on experience’ Kellie, graduate childcare trainee
‘Great day – a good mix of practical and information – well thought out and appropriate for the students’ Wendy, childcare tutor
‘Helen was amazing! She explained everything really well and had brilliant activities’ Claire, teacher ed.
‘Course content diverse, stimulating and full of ideas that could be differentiated across the primary age range’ Anna, behaviour management team
‘The venue was great. The course was brilliant. I learnt a lot that I can use with my pupils’ Safiyyah, teacher trainee