A “Whole School Approach” to Outdoor Learning

By fully embedding our staff into your school, we are able to meaningfully incorporate sustainable change into your school community. We collaborate with your staff, pupils and place to truly recognise your goals, strengths, challenges and barriers. It is through this individualised approach we facilitate outdoor learning training in Scotland or further afield.

The only way to develop a true cultural change where regular use of outdoor learning in curriculum becomes part of what you do is through a place-centric approach.

Our specialists spend time in your school, building capacity and provide remote assistance where required. We support school leaders with development plans, risk management strategies and community engagement. We also help teaching staff to keep everyone safe, build confidence, manage behaviour, plan, resource and deliver curriculum.

Above all we work with you to develop a plan that is individualised to you and your school. We believe that this is the only way to truly, efficiently and sustainably develop a culture of regular and deliberate outdoor learning from within!

For further details including cost/availability please get in touch.

CLPL/CAT Sessions and In-Service Outdoor Learning Training

We deliver CLPL/CAT and In-Service outdoor learning training sessions in your school or remotely online. These are tailored to your needs, can be anything from 1-2 hours, half-day or whole-day and can cover a variety of topics. Examples of sessions we have delivered include:

Effective management and utilisation of risk – risk assessments, risk management, a risk/benefit approach to learning and our risk-averse culture”

“Reflective Practice in Education – What is it, why is it useful and how do we do it?”

Beyond Bushcraft – How do we effectively access curriculum through the outdoors?”

Nurture in the outdoors – how we can work with nature and help wellbeing of both staff and students”

Outdoor Nurture Groups

We work with schools to develop Outdoor Nurture Groups which incorporate not only the six principles of nurture https://www.nurtureuk.org/applying-the-six-principles-of-nurture/ , but also a place-based approach to outdoor learning. Nature and nurture go hand-in-hand to help address mental health, wellbeing, social and emotional concerns which hamper learning in a mainstream setting. These groups provide experiences within a safe and supportive environment, encourage positive relationships, role-model behaviours and give young people vital opportunities for social learning.

Workshops and Presentations

We deliver workshops and presentations in person, online at conferences and as part of National Governing Body “Instructor” courses with fantastic feedback and testimonials. We are informative, inspiring and engaging with our delivery and tailor our delivery to your needs.

1:1 Coaching/Mentoring

If you would like support in your own learning beyond the classroom get in touch. We are experienced long-term coaches/mentors and can meet in-person or online and help you with bespoke support. From signposting towards resources, behaviour management strategies, additional support for learning in the outdoors to Career Long Professional Learning.

Online Sessions

Our hybrid workforce is well-versed in using technology to participate in professional development. The flexibility of this mode of learning means we can fit in around your busy schedules to deliver webinars and online Q&A sessions. We still aim to connect with you on an individual basis and our sessions are active, engaging and involved!