Outdoor Learning allows children to test and maintain their curiosity in the world around them. It supports their right to play, access to the outdoors, access risk and explore their emotions through social interaction. It supports our schools goal of building resilient learners.
Outdoor Learning is how we learn and understand ourselves as learners rather than specific content and facts. While activities are planned, there is a greater spontaneity in Outdoor learning and it is lead largely by the learner. Through giving children opportunities, and observation of the Forest Schools leader, children can lead their learning and have it scaffolded by their leader.