Sheffield Teach Wild Network

Sheffield Teach Wild NetworkThe outdoor learning network for the Sheffield area














The Sheffield Teach Wild Network helps schools in the Sheffield area use great outdoor learning to give children the best possible start in life. The network shares best practice, handy tips, resources and news through emails and termly meetings. 

It is championed and run by Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust's Outdoor Learning team, supported by Learn Sheffield and made possible thanks to players of People's Postcode Lottery. 

Sign up now using the form below, or scroll down for more about the Network's advocates.

Head over to our Flickr page to see behind the scenes at some of our recent meetings. 



Our amazing advocates!

We're really grateful to all the teachers out there who give up their free time to help get more schools learning outside the classroom. Here are some of the inspirational speakers we have heard from so far:

Becky Handy, Y4 teacher and Science Coordinator

St Catherine’s Catholic Primary

Becky has just wrapped up mega whole-school Science Week showcase which included pupils designing and helping to build their own school pond – and she will be sharing her tips on how to run immersive cross-curricular outdoor learning projects.



Kieron Turney, secondary biology teacher and wildlife enthusiast

Handsworth Grange Community Sports College

Kieron brings with him a fascination for the natural world and a passion for inspiring even the most disengaged pupils through practical outdoor projects. He has set up wildlife-themed after school clubs in more than one school and will be sharing some of his experiments with citizen science, camera traps, wildlife filmmaking and more.


Sarah Jaggard-Doxley, Assistant Head and Outdoor Learning Co-ordinator

Oughtibridge Primary

Sarah has developed outdoor learning at Oughtibridge Primary School over a number of years and is a passionate advocate of the impact teaching outside has on academic attainment, engagement and social skills.





Becky Merriman, Y5 teacher and Science Coordinator

Manor Lodge Primary

Becky successfully led an Awards for All bid by Manor Lodge which secured funding to redevelop part of the school's grounds into an outdoor learning centre, complete with bird hide and story corner.



If you have an outdoor learning story to tell about your school, why not get in touch?