Recent studies have highlighted some benefits of outdoor learning for young children:
• Higher levels of conversational language.
• Greater independence.
• Improved health and sleeping patterns.
• Greater physical competence and agility.
• Improved time focus on activities and more concentration.
• A greater understanding of nature and the environment.
• Improved social skills, involvement and initiative.
We believe that every child should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development. The outdoor environment has massive potential for providing learning opportunities. We are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by an environment rich in opportunities and we make full use of our local areas, including the park, to enhance our educational provision.
The outdoor environment offers motivating, exciting, different, relevant and easily accessible activities from Reception through to Year 6. Our outdoor learning experiences are delivered through a combination of school-based outdoor learning, visits to other places and residential programmes. (See also ‘Residential Visits’ and ‘day Activities).
Outdoor learning experiences are often remembered for a lifetime. Integrating learning and outdoor experiences, whether through play in the immediate grounds or adventures further afield, provides relevance and depth to the curriculum in ways that are difficult to achieve indoors. Learning outdoors can be enjoyable, creative, challenging and adventurous and helps children learn by experience and grow as confident and responsible citizens who value and appreciate the natural environment.
Here at Wild About Adventure we offer exciting and enriching outdoor learning across all curriculum areas and help to develop personal and social skills, communication, problem solving, thinking skills and teamwork, as well as English, Mathematics and all other curriculum areas.
We understand just how important your children are and that every school is different with very different needs. That is why all of our school programmes, courses and activities are bespoke and tailored to you and your school. We will work with you to provide outdoor learning opportunities that incorporate your values, aims and objectives throughout the school.
We work alongside many different outdoor organisations to be able to offer some amazing nationally recognised awards and accreditations for not only your children but your school also.