Outdoor Learning is a perfect combination of nature, wellbeing and education. In the last few years, many families have been considering alternative forms of education for their children, when mainstream education doesn’t fully comply with their needs and values. That is why educational approaches such as Outdoor Learning or ‘Forest Schools’ are gaining increasing popularity in the UK and many other parts of the world.
What is Outdoor Learning?Outdoor Learning is defined by the Institute for Outdoor Learning as “an umbrella term for actively inclusive facilitated approaches that predominantly use activities and experiences in the outdoors which lead to learning, increased health and wellbeing and environmental awareness”. Through this learning method, children receive an extensive education that combines time both inside and outside the classroom, using spaces such as playgrounds, parks, forest or the seaside to provide an extensive and more comprehensive learning.
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