Jane Jackson, Outdoor Learning Development Officer, Falkirk Council Curriculum Support Team, has been working with the primary probationer teachers exploring how outdoor learning can become an integral part of their planning and teaching.
There is no better way to demonstrate the range of ways that outdoor learning can contribute to CfE than by getting out there and doing it yourself. The probationers took part in a wide range of activities, after having got the fire going and set up our base for the day.
They all agreed that we have covered many curricular areas with some very simple, fun, exciting activities that could readily be used for further learning back at school.
The main purpose of the session was to challenge participants thinking about outdoor learning and to raise awareness of the benefits of learnng outside the classroom.