Summer Outdoor Challenges

Some argue that the summer is the best season to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, with the long days, lighter nights, warmer weather (hopefully!), and thriving nature. In that case, why not try our Summer Outdoor Fun Challenges? How many of the outdoor tasks can you complete this summer? Download the challenge chart here…

FREE Team-building Game

Here at Outdoor Learning Made Easy, our aim is to foster a love for the outdoors. Download our free team-building game, ‘Teddy Camps‘ here now! This game develops shelter building skills, team-work and tactics in a fun outdoor game. …………………………………………… Click here for more information about our great value subscriptions for teachers/ leaders giving you…

FREE Outdoor Advent Calendar!

Download our FREE Outdoor Advent Calendar and enjoy a different outdoor challenge everyday on the run up to Christmas. Click on the link below… https://olme3.s3-accelerate.amazonaws.com/2017/11/OLME-advent-calendar-pdf.pdf Like this activity?  Parents: Sign up to our parent membership package for 6 fresh outdoor activities every month, complete with guidance sheets, for just £5 for the whole year. Click…

Read our article published in Headteacher Update: Ideas to make Outdoor Learning work for your school

Alex, the director of Outdoor Learning Made Easy, offers some practical strategies and ideas to incorporate outdoor learning into primary school life despite time, locational and budget restrictions – and particularly in urban areas. Read the full article by clicking on the link below: http://www.headteacher-update.com/best-practice-article/ideas-to-make-outdoor-learning-work-for-your-school/154990/  

Read our article published in Prep School Magazine: The importance of Outdoor Learning within every school’s curriculum.

Alex, the director of Outdoor Learning Made Easy, has written an article about the benefits of Outdoor Learning which has been published in the latest issue of Prep School Magazine. You can read the online version of this article via the following ezine link on page 12 and 13: https://cloud.3dissue.com/2389/3124/7028/ps89/index.html?  

New team building and problem solving activities added

Encourage higher order thinking skills and develop communication skills through our team building and problem solving activities, as part of your session introduction. Instead of giving children the answers, they learn many more skills and develop logical thinking, by finding the answers out themselves. Our team building and problem solving challenges encourage children to communicate with others; test…

Outdoor Learning Planning Template

*New Content* *Our planning template helps you to piece together your perfect outdoor session, from our wide selection of resources* We have added an easy-to-use planning template which you can use to piece together your perfect lesson from all of our website planning resources. The template maps out the different activities from our wide selection of…

Risky play is beneficial, but are your policies and risk assessments up to scratch?

‘Risky play’ is beneficial to children as it teaches children to self-manage their own risk and become independent and safe learners. All outdoor learning activities contain an element of risk, but with effective practice and facilitation, it is managed to a level in which the benefits outweigh any risk. Ensure your establishment is providing effective…

Natural beauty products from plants

Outdoor Learning Made Easy are pleased to recommend Weleda advisor and homeopath Jane Hampson, for holistic natural cosmetics and beauty products, and services. After facilitating Outdoor Learning, we could all sometimes benefit from some extra TLC! What better way to keep ourselves in full health and skin-softness than with natural products? Weleda is world renowned for…

Weekend Family Fun Outside

Enjoying the outdoors is proven to have many INSTANT BENEFITS including: Improves health and well-being Reduces stress Greater resilience Personal development and improved confidence Improved family cohesion Improved behaviour and concentration What are you waiting for? For just £5 you can subscribe to our ‘Parents’ Membership’ for a whole year and download 6 different fun…

IOL National Conference

Outdoor Learning Made Easy attended the Institute of Outdoor Learning’s National Conference in Staffordshire on 15th October. We enjoyed keeping up to date with the latest research and developments in Outdoor Learning, which confirmed what we have believed all along. Teachers are beginning to recognise the value of outdoor learning but often lack the skills,…