Outdoor Learning and Covid-19 Coronavirus
Now that schools are beginning to open, we want to help you to really make the most of your outdoor spaces or local green space in line with social distancing and keeping safe. If you would like us to come and deliver a FREE hour long outdoor learning taster session at school, outside, we are happy to do that for any year groups that are attending, potentially linking to your current topic if you have one, or just for the experience.
We can also train teachers and support staff to give you the tools to confidently work more regularly with your children outside, either temporarily or as part of a longer term plan. We usually train up to 35 staff members at once, but will accommodate as many as we can within your social distancing policy.
If you are in a position to buy one of our existing full or half day Outdoor Learning sessions, we may be able to adapt the following topics at your school if you have a suitable space, obviously this would require discussion between us to agree on risk assessment strategies:
- The Stone Age (KS2)
- Habitat Studies (All ages)
- Natural Art (all ages)
- Outdoor adventure (KS2)
- Electricity (KS2)
- Exploring seasons (FDN, KS1)
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!
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.
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; Cliff House Farm, home of Our Cow Molly, 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.