The benefits of outdoor learning

The benefits of outdoor learning

IMG_0709There is a wealth of research advocating the benefits of outdoor learning but one of the most useful, I’ve found, is the research project carried out by  Plymouth University, on behalf of Natural England, which ran from 2012-2016.

This was an initiative to help school children – particularly those from disadvantaged areas – experience the benefits of the natural environment by encouraging teachers to use the outdoors to support everyday learning. It took place in 125 schools across the South West of England, helping more than 40,000 primary and secondary school pupils to learn outside of the classroom.