Outdoor Learning Made Easy is the only website which offers a curriculum-linked outdoor scheme which monitors and evidences progression for ten years of learning, whilst ensuring a broad coverage of skills. Our unique and exclusive Outdoor Curriculum is called the Pioneer Scheme ©
Our Pioneer Scheme © is a comprehensive 10-year scheme of work based around 8 principles of outdoor learning.
It is available within our Teacher/ Leader Subscription HERE
Further details about Outdoor Learning Made Easy’s Pioneer Scheme © can be found below:is
What age is the scheme for?
The scheme is suitable for all ages and abilities from 2 years to secondary school.
It is written in 10 levels. Each level consists of a year’s worth of objectives to work towards.
What type of settings can use the scheme?
Our Pioneer Scheme © is suitable for a wide array of settings such as: schools, nurseries, colleges, home-learning, outdoor centres, teachers, scouts & guides, outdoor leaders, etc. It is linked to curriculum objectives, subjects and topics and is suitable to be used worldwide.
We have hundreds of leaders using the scheme internationally. Read our testimonials HERE
Do you need any special training to use the scheme?
Our Pioneer Scheme © has 6 main areas of learning and 2 optional areas of learning: fire-pit activities and tool tasks. For the 6 main areas of learning, if you are familiar with leading groups, you will be able to follow the scheme. For the two optional units, qualifications and experience in using tools and fire both independently and with groups should be sought before following these objectives.
Our Teacher/ Leader Subscription also includes a vast library of policies, procedures, risk assessments, outdoor skills & knowledge guides, which will help you to follow the scheme safely and effectively.
We can offer training for these two practical units and all other areas of outdoor learning in our courses and services section. Contact us for future dates and details of training HERE.
What are the areas of learning for the Pioneer Scheme?
The 8 areas of learning are:
How do we fit the scheme into our school's curriculum?
Our Pioneer Scheme is written by our co-director Alex, a highly qualified teacher and outdoor practitioner with experience in implementing outdoor learning into a variety of settings and with a variety of age ranges.
The Pioneer scheme objectives are written so they can easily be applied to your school’s current schemes of work.
Each level consists of a topic each half term; 4 sessions per topic; and supporting activities as starters, extensions and plenaries. Full curriculum links are provided for every activity. That’s 240 sessions within The Pioneer Scheme, (not to mention over 1,500 other ‘free choice’ resources as part of the teacher/ leader membership!)