OUTDOOR LEARNING SESSIONS
If you’re ready to venture outside, we’re ready to welcome you back! Our sessions make the most of wonderful outdoor spaces and allow for social distancing (plus extra measures) to keep everyone safe.
“It was very COVID safe” – St Joseph’s School
Once government restrictions are lifted we can deliver our usual sessions out at Greno Woods, Ecclesall Woods, Stoneface Creative and Our Cow Molly, and some sessions in your school grounds, which has been an excellent way for some schools to access our activities this term. Full day or half day experiences are available, some all year round:
- The Stone Age (KS2)
- Habitat Studies (all ages)
- Life on the Farm (all ages)
- Natural Art (all ages)
- Outdoor adventure (KS2)
- Exploring seasons (FDN, KS1)
- Festive Fun (all ages)
- Art in the Landscape @ Stoneface Creative (all ages)
If you’ve never done anything with us before you can try something for FREE with a short, 1 hour outdoor learning taster session at your school. This can be for any year group and can be a simple activity to help get you back into the swing of things, a fun way to ease your children back into learning, or we could link it to a current topic if you have one.
Maybe you want to take your classes outside but don’t feel you have the skills and experience to support learning outdoors? We can help with that with programmes to train teachers and support staff , which will give you the tools to confidently work more regularly with your children outside, either temporarily or as part of a longer term plan. Group sizes for training are up to 30 members of staff.
If you would like to make a future provisional booking at one of our sites, or discuss what we could do for you at your school, then please do get in touch.
EXPLORE ON YOUR OWN
We still want you to stay wild and keep learning, so please take a look at our Nature Adventures page for lots of ideas you can do outside, and follow us on social media for regular updates, videos and free downloads!
We want children and young people across Sheffield and Rotherham to reap the lifelong benefits of a wild childhood and to learn to look after their natural world.
There are lots of ways we can help children and young people of all ages play wild, learn wild, get outside and connect with nature. Our outdoor learning programme is supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. There are four key hubs where we deliver outdoor learning in Sheffield and Rotherham: our outdoor classroom at Greno Woods; Cliffe House Farm, home of Our Cow Molly, and Stoneface Creative’s Woodland Gallery in the Loxley Valley, both supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund; the biomass plant at Blackburn Meadows, supported by E.ON; and the Woodland Discovery Centre at Ecclesall Woods, in partnership with Sheffield City Council.
Explore the links below to find out more about the outdoor learning opportunities available to you.