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Getting Outdoors at School

  • Is your school's vision for children to be happy, healthy and resilient?
  • Do you seek to foster curiosity, independent learning, kindness and compassion?
  • Do you aim to reduce inequalities and provide children with opportunities to access the full range of primary experiences as they move through your school?
  • Do you want children to care about climate change?

These are the key capabilities, skills and experiences that children gain outdoors, in their playtimes and through learning outdoors.

They just aren't things that can easily be 'taught'. Grit is something you develop trying to do stuff. Intrinsic motivation can only be fostered if you yourself are directing what you do. Connection to planet builds on regular outdoors time deeply observing the slow changes in nature.

As Outdoor People we support schools through


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After working with one school this was a letter Cath received...



 Photo Credit: Cath Prisk