Outdoor Learning, Offsite Visits and Learning Outside the Classroom can all have a positive impact on young people’s learning and development. The National Park offers a wealth of opportunities to meet curriculum needs through outdoor learning experiences.
To stay safe while enjoying the South Downs please make sure that you:-
- follow National Guidance
- use your Local Authority Educational Visit approval processes
- meet health and safety regulations
- keep staff skills up to date through training courses and updates
Use the links in People of the Park to contact the Local Authority Advisor for your area and access their website.
There are a wide range of people and organisations that support outdoor learning: you can find out more on the Useful Organisations page.
Evaluation ToolkitA detailed toolkit containing a wide variety of evaluation tools from the Brathay Trust. The kit explains the techniques, evaluates their strengths and weeknesses, and demonstrates putting them into practice. Includes creative and active evaluation activities as well as paperbased and traditional.
High Quality Outdoor EducationA guide to recognising and achieving High Quality Outdoor Education in Schools, Youth Services, Clubs and Centres.
How to Draw a Field SketchA step by step guide to drawing a field sktech by Jackie Day at RSPB Pulborough Brooks.
Outdoor Learning Outcomes MindmapA diagram of potential outcomes for participants when taking part in outdoor learning activities.
Learning outside the classroom in Graffham Infant and Duncton CE JuniorA case study showing how Graffham Infant and Duncton CE Junior Schools have made links with the wider community through Forest Schools.
Learning Outside the Classroom in Upham PrimaryA case study showing how Upham Primary blends their school grounds with experiential learning in their local area. Years one and two study food and farming - a very topical and accesible subject with many opportunities to get outside.