Why we need curiosity and how outdoor learning can foster it

Why we need curiosity and how outdoor learning can foster it   There are numerous articles which discuss the benefits of promoting curiosity amongst children of today. Most evaluate the current education system’s tendency to push out children’s creativity and drive towards attainment targets and set curriculums instead. Wendy Berliner states that, ‘teachers who concentrate…

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Outdoor learning helps children build ‘invaluable life skills’

The benefits of pupils learning outside of the classroom are becoming increasingly publicised, but many teachers still shy away for fear of exposing children to too many risks. In my latest article, published by ‘Independent Education,’ I explain why outdoor learning is essential for learning. Read the full published article here: https://ie-today.co.uk/Blog/outdoor-learning-helps-children-build-invaluable-life-skills/     Searching…

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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…

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** New Category – PLAY-BASED SCENARIOS **

New for 2018, we have introduced a whole new category for your Outdoor Learning provision: Play-based Scenarios. Facilitate effective Outdoor Learning through play-based learning scenarios which act as prompts for experiential learning and higher order thinking skills whilst, most importantly, having fun playing! Each scenario has full links to EYFS/ KS1/ KS2 English National Curriculum. …

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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…

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Why venturing outside is more important than ever- A literature review and summary by Alex Alves, Outdoor Learning Made Easy.

Why venturing outside is more important than ever. A literature review and summary by Alex Alves, Outdoor Learning Made Easy. It’s raining… again. Your previous motivation to venture outside is descending faster than the raindrops against your window. The security and familiarity of the cosy ‘box’ of a room you’re standing in seems very appealing,…

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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/  

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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?  

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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…

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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…

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We are now pleased to offer the NNAS Young Navigator Award Scheme

Outdoor Learning Made Easy is now a registered provider of bronze, silver and gold levels of the NNAS Young Navigator Award Scheme. Improve your students’ skills and knowledge whilst gaining a nationally recognised award. Alex, our course director, will not only provide level-specific training and assessment for all your pupils, but will also provide exclusive…

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Wild Wednesday Outdoor Inspiration (22-03-17)

Here’s some more FREE inspiration for another fantastic Wild Wednesday outside!  With the help of our membership resources and plans, you will have the knowledge and ideas to facilitate experiential shelter building linked to numerous curriculum topics and objectives. Aiming to cover numeracy today? Why not cover your objectives through our fun and practical activities outside.…

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Book now for our Training Courses coming up this May.

Outdoor Learning Made Easy are running the following training courses this May in partnership with Cambium Sustainable and Fairfield Preparatory School: Forest School Leader Level 3 Award What is it? Become qualified and confident to lead Forest School sessions whilst improving your knowledge of child-based learning and your understanding of natural environments. When? 9th, 10th,…

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