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Outdoor Learning Ethos Won Over Ofsted

John Newton was the head of Barrow C of E Primary School from 2013-2021. In this time John steered the school away from closure to Ofsted Outstanding rating. He credits the school’s success to adopting an outdoor learning ethos to

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Shady Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning in Summer

We spend a lot of time thinking about how to manage outdoor teaching in the colder months, but what about outdoor learning in summer time? On one hand, it is more appealing to be outdoors in the warmer weather. On

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How to Develop Character in Your Pupils

Character education is crucial, and often missing from the curriculum, in our schools. It’s not a new concept, organisations like the Duke Of Edinburgh Award have been pushing the agenda for a while, but it’s certainly not regular headline news.

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Talking Climate Change in the Classroom

On the back of the COP26 conference in Glasgow and the growing pressure on our leaders to bring about change to slow down the pace of climate change, your pupils are probably wondering what they can do to help. We

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Outdoor Clothing at School

We’ve all heard the phrase, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing,” or something else along those lines. It’s heard most on rainy or especially chilly days and it is true. With the right clothing and equipment

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Back to School, Back to Outdoor Learning

It’s been quite the year hasn’t it?! Everyone of us has a story (or two) about how the pandemic has affected our lives. There are good news stories of people helping one another and trying new things, as well as

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Children gardening

Gardening at School Benefits Everyone

There is immense value to a garden or allotment provision in both nursery and school settings. Gardening at school benefits everyone, from pupils to teachers to parents and even the wider community. The set up can be as basic or

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High School Students Outdoor Learning

Teacher-led Team Building in a Bag

Arbojo is designed to enable teachers to design and deliver first class team building and problem solving sessions with their own students in their own school grounds and indoor spaces. Each pack consists of a robust carry bag containing more

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Funding For Outdoor Learning Spaces

We often hear from schools that they would like to update their outdoor learning spaces, but that they are not sure how to fund it. Therefore, we would like to share a funding idea that may be of interest to

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Simple ideas for curriculum-linked teaching outdoors

Below you will find a video we published earlier this year through our SOuL Interactive free video resource channel. In addition we have a brand new unpublished video. The emphasis here is on great, creative teaching ideas with low cost or even ‘no cost’ resources. Why not put up a shopping list at your school […]

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