Outdoor learning


Using CREST to break down barriers in STEM

Caitlin Brown discusses the need to incorporate project-based learning approaches in order to knock down barriers to STEM learning and considers how the CREST Awards can help at primary school level


Let's Go Zero: Zero carbon schools by 2030

Sixty per cent of energy used by schools is wasted out-of-hours and schools in England alone spend £600 million per year on energy. The Let’s Go Zero campaign is helping schools to pledge to go zero carbon within a decade



Support for outdoor lessons post-June 1

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is bringing together a consortium of outdoor learning organisations to help support schools if and when they re-open from June 1.


Home education: Resources for schools, teachers and parents: Part 3

This is the third edition of the SecEd compendium of home schooling and remote education resources for schools, teachers and parents. We cover a range of subjects, as well as exercise and keeping fit, mental health and wellbeing, cultural and arts activities, and whole-school support





Weather and climate resources

The Met Office has launched a schools programme to help young people understand and prepare for the impact of weather and climate on their communities.


Plastic pollution

A free resource kit is aiming to help primary school children learn about plastic pollution in our waterways and explore the concept of the circular economy.


Government guidance: School trips & security

The Department for Education has published guidance for schools focused on organising school trips and has also published draft guidance for consultation focused on dealing with security and emergency situations.


Into Film Festival 2018

This year’s Into Film Festival takes place from November 7 to 23 and schools can already book their free places. Sam Wilson introduces this year’s programme


Into Film Festival 2017

The annual Into Film Festival takes place in November with 3,000 free screenings and events. It is the world’s largest film education festival. Sam Wilson looks at what’s on this year


Kites for Schools: A brilliant multicultural day

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What activity is part of almost every culture on Earth?Kites come in different shapes, sizes and colours, but they all fly in the same sky. This is a fantastic starting point for seeking similarities and not differences.


Outdoor learning turns it around for Rowanfield

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Rowanfield Infant School in Cheltenham appointed HAGS to revive their dilapidated play area, offering limited play value. The existing play area was significantly underused as the original trim trail surfacing was extremely muddy during winter months.



Electricity: Going Totally Unplugged

Could you last a day in school with no electricity? Head Tom Parkin introduces his school’s ‘No Electricity Days’, which teach children to value energy resources and reduce carbon footprints. He is now after other schools to join the initiative...


Solardome

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As a headteacher you know that learning outside the classroom is recognised as important for the personal, social and emotional development of children. But how can you best deliver it? Solardome Industries’ range of outdoor classrooms could be your answer.


Crowden Outdoor Education Centre

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Situated in the Longdendale Valley, Crowden OEC provides a high-quality outdoor education experience in an area of natural beauty within the Peak District National Park.


Outdoor education centres

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Crowden Outdoor Education Centre and Habershon House Residential and Field Study Centre offer a wealth of opportunities for outdoor learning and education.


SPONSORED RESOURCE: AEL Solutions

Children learn through play and at AEL we specialise in producing and installing outdoor solutions to enable children to play and learn outside – whatever the weather!


SPONSORED RESOURCE: Playforce

Playforce has been working with schools and nurseries for the past 16 years to design and install engaging spaces for outdoor play and learning. From free flow facilities, shelters and surfacing to areas for imaginative play, science investigations or increasing physical activity, we are experts in ...


RESOURCE: Young Explorers

New interactive packs from the National Trust are aimed at helping young explorers to develop and sustain a love of the great outdoors. The materials focus on three areas of Britain’s natural surroundings – meadows, woodlands and the coast.


SPONSORED SERVICE: Scout Activity Centres

Do something different with Scout Activity Centres. The thrill of being away from home, the anticipation of the midnight feast and the sheer adrenaline of new experiences. Overnight residentials rank among the most potent and positive memories of school.

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