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LEARNING THROUGH LANDSCAPES.
The vision is that every child benefits from stimulating
outdoor learning and play in their education.
What they do
They aim to enable children to connect with nature, be more
active, be more engaged with their learning, develop their
social skills and have fun!
Where possible they encourage young people to have a say in
the way their grounds are used and improved. As a result
they learn to create and look after something valuable;
their self-esteem grows and their behaviour improves, along
with their potential to learn and achieve.
This is done through three avenues:
•advocating the benefits of outdoor learning and play at
school and pre school.
•inspiring and enabling teachers and early years
practitioners to develop the confidence, ideas and skills
they need to make better use of outdoor spaces.
They focus our resources on educational settings, because they
believe that this is where children will derive the
greatest benefit. The school playground is the one outside
space that children have frequent access to. Despite the
proven benefits of outdoor learning and play, 8 in 10
teachers believe that their school is failing to make the
most of these valuable spaces for children.
This approach is guided by three core values which guide
everything they do. They believe that they can achieve the
greatest impact by:
•inspiring by sharing good practice and creative ideas.
•enabling schools and settings to engage their children to
find solutions to their own needs.
•influencing the policy environment within which schools
and settings operate.
The difference it make,
demonstrate the benefits:
•85% of teachers said it resulted in more creative learning and environmental awareness.
•85% said that healthy active play had increased.
•65% observed improved attitudes to learning.
•73% said behaviour had improved
•64% reported reduced bullying
•84% reported improved social interaction.
Check out their Web site below to see the wonderful projects that they have been involved in.