Outdoor Classroom Day

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Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2018, over 3.5 million children worldwide took part, more than 550,000 of those were in the UK and Ireland. 

Outdoor learning improves children’s healthengages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilienceteamwork and creativity, but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood. 

It’s easy to get involved and there is something everyone can do! 

If you’re a teacher and new to outdoor learning, why not use Outdoor Classroom Day to try it out? If you already get outdoors regularly, use the day to celebrate what you’re doing and inspire other teachers around the world to join in. 

If you’re a parent, talk to your child’s school about the importance of outdoor learning and play and encourage them to get involved. Think about how you can spend more time outdoors as a family too and inspire other parents to do the same. 

If you work for an organisation that cares about children, nature, education or the environment, speak to us about how you can get involved. We’re always looking for partners to help spread the message far and wide. 

So that schools can participate on a day that fits with their term times, the UK and Ireland campaign has two dates each year. The next Outdoor Classroom Days are on Thursday 23 and May and Thursday 7 November 2019. Sign up online for one or both and help build a movement that gets children outdoors to play and learn every day!’

Outdoor Learning Practitioner Training Course

Ideal for those working at any level, with any age and ability of children, who wish to enhance their curriculum and utilise their grounds by taking learning outside.
This course will cover a range of activities, ideas and lesson plans mapped to your curriculum. It will look at the risks/benefits and sustainability of using your outdoor space.

An accredited (level 2) training course designed to show you how to make the most of outdoor learning opportunities using your school grounds.
Wish to reduce the cost and attend the course without the accreditation? No problem – please check out our pricing structure

Included with this course to support your Outdoor Learning Adventures;
A range of Curriculum-Based Outdoor Learning lesson plans with supporting risk assessments.
Some practical Outdoor Learning resources to get started with
10% Discount on Wild Learning’s unaccredited Outdoor Learning courses

For the accreditation, participants will be expected to run outdoor learning sessions in their workplace and produce a short workbook focusing on their experiences.

This training course runs over 2 days 5th & 6th March 2020

Outdoor Numeracy and Literacy Training Course

Join us to explore a range of outdoor activity ideas focused on delving into the National Curriculum outdoors.
Ideal for those working at EYFS, KS1 & KS2 with opportunities to differentiate as needed.
Take away; ideas, confidence, written session plans, supporting risk assessments and some basic resources.
Just wish to attend half a day for one topic or the other? no problem, please let us know when you book.

Outdoor Science and Living History Training Course

Make your history lessons come alive by taking them outside. Join us to learn some easy to achieve curriculum linked activity ideas. Hands-on Science? the only way to learn, how about exploring these concepts outdoors? Join us to explore outdoor lesson plans.

Ideal for those working at KS1 & KS2 with opportunities to differentiate as needed.
Take away; ideas, confidence, written session plans, supporting risk assessments and some basic resources.
Just wish to attend half a day for one topic or the other? no problem, please let us know when you book.

Outdoor Learning Practitioner Training Course

Ideal for those working at any level, with any age and ability of children, who wish to enhance their curriculum and utilise their grounds by taking learning outside.
This course will cover a range of activities, ideas and lesson plans mapped to your curriculum. It will look at the risks/benefits and sustainability of using your outdoor space.
An accredited (level 2) training course designed to show you how to make the most of outdoor learning opportunities using your school grounds.
Wish to reduce the cost and attend the course without the accreditation? No problem – please check out our pricing structure
Included with this course to support your Outdoor Learning Adventures;
A range of Curriculum-Based Outdoor Learning lesson plans with supporting risk assessments.
Some practical Outdoor Learning resources to get started with
10% Discount on Wild Learning’s unaccredited Outdoor Learning courses
For the accreditation, participants will be expected to run outdoor learning sessions in their workplace and produce a short workbook focusing on their experiences.
This training course runs over 2 days 23rd & 24th April 2020

Outdoor Numeracy and Literacy Training Course

Join us to explore a range of outdoor activity ideas focused on delving into the National Curriculum outdoors.
Ideal for those working at EYFS, KS1 & KS2 with opportunities to differentiate as needed.
Take away; ideas, confidence, written session plans, supporting risk assessments and some basic resources.
Just wish to attend half a day for one topic or the other? no problem, please let us know when you book.

Date; 15th June 2020
Location; Forge Farm, Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Outdoor Science and Living History Training Course

Make your history lessons come alive by taking them outside. Join us to learn some easy to achieve curriculum linked activity ideas. Hands-on Science? the only way to learn, how about exploring these concepts outdoors? Join us to explore outdoor lesson plans.
Ideal for those working at KS1 & KS2 with opportunities to differentiate as needed.
Take away; ideas, confidence, written session plans, supporting risk assessments and some basic resources.
Just wish to attend half a day for one topic or the other? no problem, please let us know when you book.

Date; 16th June 2020
Location; Forge Farm, Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Nature Kindergarten Day at award-winning Auchlone

Auchlone Nature Kindergarten is a multi award-winning early years centre for 2-5 year olds in Perthshire where children spend over 85% of their time outdoors.

Our Nature Kindergarten Day includes a visit to Auchlone with an exploration of the ethos and methodology of Nature Pedagogy as developed by Dr Claire Warden. We’ll provide an in-depth tour of the areas of inside the setting, outside in the landscaped environment and beyond the gate into wilder spaces, explaining the thinking behind our practice. There will be ample opportunities for questions, sharing experiences and discussing specific situations. We’ll address a wide range of practical issues linked to outdoor learning.

Our Senior Trainer and/or Auchlone Manager will share their wide breadth of knowledge regarding all aspects of running a Nature Kindergarten and adjust the content of the visit according to your needs and interests.

Following the visit to Auchlone, we’ll continue your learning with a practical workshop session. We’ll address the practical considerations of delivering daily outdoor education. You’ll also get an insight into how we support inquiry-based learning with the Floorbook Approach, created by Dr Claire Warden. Finally we’ll explore how you can implement parts of the nature kindergarten ethos and the Floorbook Approach into your own practice to create authentic and rich learning experiences and to improve your practice.

Our Nature Kindergarten Day is ideal for practitioners who wish to begin intertwining nature into all forms of learning whether they are in a rural or urban setting, educators who currently work in an outdoor learning centre or anyone looking to set up an outdoor learning centre. It will support increased engagement with the natural environment and help you improve your own practice inside, outside, and beyond!

Aims:
– To explore the origins and approach of Nature Kindergartens internationally and to look at the methodology behind Nature Pedagogy as defined by Claire Warden.
– To be able to plan for a relevant nature space in consultation with children.
– To look at the layout and day-to-day operation of an outdoor learning environment.
– To explore how the Nature Kindergarten methodology can be implemented in any kind of setting or practice.

Outcomes. You’ll be able to:
– Implement aspects of Nature Kindergarten practice to your setting.
– Record and evidence children’s learning using the Floorbook Approach.
– Create natural spaces inside and out and establish rich learning environments that stimulate and engage children.
– Design or source natural resources with children to use across the curriculum.

Testimonials:

“I was really looking forward to visiting Auchlone, I’d heard so much about it and I wasn’t disappointed. I’ll be putting what I’ve learnt into practice as soon as I can.” Nursery Practitioner

“Amazing, a total eye-opener! I can’t wait to start introducing learning with nature to our children.” Nursery Manager

“Inspiring, encouraging, exciting and invigorating. Kate and Mona were wonderful hosts and their enthusiasm for Nature Pedagogy is infectious.” Primary School Teacher

Auchlone Nature Kindergarten Visits

Auchlone Nature Kindergarten is an award-winning early years centre for 2-5 year olds in Perthshire where children spend over 85% of their time outdoors.

Your visit to Auchlone will involve an exploration of the ethos and methodology of Nature Pedagogy as developed by Dr Claire Warden. We will provide an in-depth tour of the areas of inside, outside, and beyond, explaining the thinking behind our practice. There will be ample opportunities for questions, sharing experiences and discussing specific situations. We’ll address a wide range of practical issues linked to outdoor learning.

Our Senior Trainer and/or Auchlone Manager will share their wide breadth of knowledge regarding all aspects of running a Nature Kindergarten and adjust the content of the visit according to your needs and interests.

This visit is ideal for people looking to set up an outdoor learning centre or those who currently work in one as well as educators who wish to begin intertwining nature into all forms of learning whether they are in a rural or urban setting. It will support increased engagement with the natural environment and help you improve your own practice inside, outside, and beyond!

Aims:
– To explore the origins and approach of Nature Kindergartens internationally and to look at the methodology behind Nature Pedagogy as defined by Dr Claire Warden.
– To be able to plan for a relevant nature space in consultation with children.
– To look at the layout and day-to-day operation of an outdoor learning environment.
– To explore how the Nature Kindergarten methodology can be implemented in any kind of setting or practice.

Outcomes. You will be able to:
– Implement aspects of Nature Kindergarten practice within your setting.
– Create natural spaces inside and out and establish rich learning environments that stimulate and engage children.
– Design or source natural resources with children to use across the curriculum.

Testimonials:

“I was really looking forward to visiting Auchlone, I’d heard so much about it and I wasn’t disappointed. I’ll be putting what I’ve learnt into practice as soon as I can.” Nursery Practitioner

“Amazing, a total eye-opener! I can’t wait to start introducing learning with nature to our children.” Nursery Manager

“Inspiring, encouraging, exciting and invigorating. Kate and Mona were wonderful hosts and their enthusiasm for nature pedagogy is infectious.” Primary School Teacher