Schools / Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning does not have clearly defined boundaries but instead is a broad term used to describe a range of outdoor experiences, projects and training, amongst others.

Outdoor learning enables individuals to learn through hands-on experiences in an environment that can provide its own natural resources and materials that can be used in a wide variety of ways.

Having spent much of her last few years teaching outside in her school grounds, Jo has a wealth of ideas and experience for helping schools to get the most of their outdoor spaces and in planning outdoor sessions based on EYFS and National Curriculum objectives. She can also work alongside parents, families and home educators in using the great outdoors to support their child’s learning.

Jo can deliver practical, hands-on sessions for practitioners and school staff to gain a better understanding of how to use their outdoor spaces and can also create and deliver tailor-made courses for your settings.

In addition, Jo can deliver programmes with practitioners and school staff along side their children and young people. Programmes may include ‘Starting with the Outdoors’, an course aimed at encouraging staff to use the outdoors to provide real and contextual learning experiences and ‘Following their lead’ – focussing on child initiated and personalised learning in an outdoor environment’.

Full, half-day and weekly sessions are available. Contact Nature’s Footprints for further information.