The benefits of outdoor learning are numerous. Being outdoors helps children (and adults) keep fit, maintain focus and attention, retain knowledge, and gain a more positive outlook on life. A hands-on approach, connecting classroom knowledge with the outside world, creates a better understanding of the real world than a solely theoretical textbook approach.
We are at a crucial tipping point when it comes to the well-being and happiness of our children. Obesity and depression are on the up, and young people’s sense of belonging to a community is diminishing. More and more young people are locking themselves away with only televisions and game stations for company. As a nation, we no longer seem to value the once “great” outdoors, and our children are growing up estranged from the natural world. This change in lifestyle has led to what the National Trust referred to as “Nature Deficit” or the absence of nature in young people’s lives.
• 60% of children would actually prefer to stay inside playing computer games or watching television
• A third of children aged between 6 and 15 have never climbed a tree, and one in ten cannot ride a bike
• Modern children play outdoors just half as much as their parents did when they were young
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,