Learning through the Outside Classroom
Pupils from Ludworth Primary visit Elemore Hall
- Pupils from Ludworth Primary visit Elemore Hall
- David Etheridge training teachers in Forest Schools
- Covering transport costs for school visits to Quarries
- Using Wild Knowledge iPad to identify plants
- A school grop visits Rainton Meadows using a grant
- School children identify wildflowers at Cassop Vale
- Classroom work at Cassop Environment Extra
The Outdoor and Sustainability Education Specialists (OASES) have raised the competence and confidence of teachers and leaders in using the outdoors for learning. They did this by supporting a wide range of educational visits that helped people engage with and understand the unique Limestone Landscapes.
This Project has now completed.
OASES organised 14 teacher training events over the 3 year period. This included site specific training and also topic based training in subjects such as using the outdoors for history, geography and maths, and training in geocaching.
In addition we bought 12 iPads with Wild Knowledge software loaded onto them and 2 GPS Units, which schools loaned to make their site visits interactive, with follow-up elements in the classroom.
We supported a wide range of educational visits that helped people find out about the unique Limestone Landscapes. We provided grants to 95 schools, of up to £100 towards transport costs for school visits to sites within the project area, and up to £250 for experts to accompany the visit, or to do follow-up work in the classroom. 2,972 children visited sites around the area over the last 3 years.
For further information about this project, or to arrange loans of the iPads or GPS units, please contact Joanne Appleby at OASES.
Tel: 0300 026 0535