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We bring the great outdoors with Us

So that outdoor experiences can become a regular, structured part of your annual curriculum for all year groups. Our activities can tie in with and enrich your curriculum across many subject areas – tailor made for your class.

Where better than the School grounds?

Elements of the curriculum should be delivered in the natural environment. So, where better than the school grounds? They are safe, accessible and need no consent forms or transport.

Team Games

Den Building

Woodland Arts & Crafts

Campfire

The Benefits

Develop self esteem. Gain knowledge and environmental awareness. Enhance concentration, motivation and team work. Learn new skills. Build learning power.

“Outdoor activities at school enable pupils to enjoy challenging and unfamiliar experiences that test and develop their physical, social and personal skills.  They can be among the most memorable experiences for pupils of their school-days.”

David Bell, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools

Most education professionals recognise the value of learning outside the classroom (LOtC) in broadening the horizons of young people, raising self esteem and making learning more memorable. More and more schools are making regular use of their school grounds to enrich the curriculum and provide pupils with more hands on learning experiences.

“Far from being seen as an add on, Ofsted  views learning outside the classroom as an essential element of a broad and balanced curriculum and are urging schools to make explicit reference to it in their self evaluation and other evidence presented during the inspection visit.  LOtC should not be about a once a year school trip, but about frequent, continuous and progressive opportunities to learn outside the classroom”

Elaine Skates, Deputy Chief Executive of the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Building Learning Power is naturally at the heart of all we do. Resilience, resourcefulness, reciprocity and reflection are cultivated by ‘real-world’ , Outdoor learning.

Risk Assessments / Site Visit

We provide straight forward and thorough Risk Assessments for all our activities.

“The benefits of outdoor education are far too important to forfeit, and by far outweigh the risks of an accident occurring.  If teachers follow recognised safety procedures and guidance they have nothing to fear from the law.”

David Bell

We at Outdoorparties will liaise with teachers, and site staff, to plan the focus and content of our visit and to ensure that it runs smoothly and safely.

We are level 3 Forest School Practitioners. CRB / DBS checked and first aid trained.