Landscapes Naturally supports teachers with engaging and purposeful Outdoor Learning
Whilst working with teachers in Wales recently, Landscapes Naturally proved that weather really isn’t necessarily a problem for outdoor learning.
Staff and children at one school taking part in the training (funded by Local School Nature Grants) got wet and messy with their outdoor learning, when they used the elements to their benefit by making paints with rain and natural materials including ash and charcoal from the fire, beetroot, red cabbage, turmeric and cinnamon, to create some gorgeous paintings. Much fun was had by all with the children engaged in purposeful sensory learning.
Felicity Robinson, Founder of Landscapes Naturally, says: “This activity is an excellent example of how outdoor learning can expand a child’s knowledge about their environment and this activity also stimulated a great discussion about cave painting, and how it was very similar to what they were doing with the natural materials”.
Whilst visiting Wales, Felicity also worked with several other schools on training looking at effective outdoor maths and literacy activities, as well as language development using the natural world. Bespoke training packages are offered.
After completing this training, the feedback Felicity received from the staff themselves included:
- “Excellent presentation style and pace”
- “Great practical ideas to take back”
- “A good range of activity across the age/ability ranges”
- “Felicity’s knowledge and support has transformed my plans for outdoor learning, thank you!”
If your school is interesting in looking at ways to introduce outdoor learning to your staff and students, or for ideas to help improve your current outdoor learning, get in touch with Felicity at Landscapes Naturally today.