Why is it
What is outdoor learning?
• It is active learning in the outdoors.
• In Outdoor Learning children learn through
what they do, what they see and what they
• Outdoor learning is real learning. It can help
to bring many school subjects alive to
What will they learn?
• Children will learn about the world around
them from first hand experience e.g.
shadows, seasons, wildlife and plant life.
• They will learn how to take calculated
risks, explore their curiosities, work in a
team setting while also developing
themselves as an individual.
• They will be able to create on a larger level
and move around freely, giving them a
concept of space and size.
Why is it beneficial?
• Firstly, outdoor learning is extremely beneficial
to children's health. It reduces the risk of
obesity and improves their physical
(agility, stamina, coordination, balance and
• Being outdoors to learn instantly improves
• Satisfies need for challenge and excitement
• Physical risk taking improves confidence, ability
to manage risks
• Classrooms can be seen as oppressive areas
(children feel there is a lot of attention and
expectations put on them), however in the
outdoors children's confidence is boosted.
• Outdoor learning helps create stronger teacher
pupil relationships as the children see teachers
in a different light- more relaxed and amiable
(their role is less formal).
• As well as pupil teacher relationships, the
freedom of the outdoors provides a perfect
opportunity to create new friendships and
strengthen bonds with other children.
• We allow children take calculated risks in
order to build their abilities in taking risks
and confidence but are also there to
support them when needed.
• Weather… “There is no such thing as bad
weather only bad clothing”. Provide your
child with suitable clothing and they can
enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather
without worries of being too cold or wet!