The Beyond the Classroom Conference has now been postponed until March 6th 2015!  Sorry for much dissapointment, but we are sure to bring the best to the next one, and of course continue to… Continue reading

The Multiple Benefits and Uses of Yarrow

Originally posted on Whispering Earth:
I finally managed to get out onto the top of the Downs last week to collect my harvest of yarrow. It was the prefect day for it, with…

Learning with Nature

We are thrilled at our latest book reviews, thank you to Get Out with the Kids, Ellan Haas and Andy Naylor! “First, the book. Oh my, it is exactly what we need. The layout is… Continue reading

Long Time, No Blog!

Have I got an abundance and a half of news to share with you all. Summer is here. College is finished forever and I’ve bagged myself a new job, in one of my… Continue reading

Nature Vs Nurturing My Mind…

Between baking chocolate fondants (which I am renowned for in my house) and sitting at my desk for hours on end revising, my life has been pretty non-existent. I’ll rephrase that and say… Continue reading

Come Rain or Shine

Greetings One and All, You’ll have to forgive the lack of blogging these past few weeks… The end of my final year at College is slowing creeping up on me. Well that’s a… Continue reading

moving stories: the spoken and unspoken

In many of these young people’s brief spoken testimonies the unsaid is the most moving aspect: they implication that their daily lives diminish them, stress them and separate them from themselves. How can… Continue reading

What does outdoor experience mean to you?

Young people’s voices about their experiences in nature: mainly they find confidence, resilience, relationships, self-worth, groundedness and relief from stress.

Maximising the use of the outdoor environment: Aughton Early Years Centre

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage benefit from spending a lot of time learning through playing outside, whatever the weather. This makes a significant contribution to the excellent progress they make, particularly in their… Continue reading

Raising standards by learning outside: St John’s Roman Catholic Primary School

This primary school regularly uses learning outside the classroom on its own site, in its local area and on visits and trips to provide rich experiences, promote pupils’ safety, raise expectations and attainment for… Continue reading