Royal Parks Outdoor Learning EventSeptember 28, 2017 • Schools
We are delighted to be running a CPD event in partnership with the Royal Parks in the Centre of London. Being in the capital does not need to be a hurdle to achieving outdoor learning. Join us for a day of practical workshops and inspiring which leave you equipped with hands on techniques and resources that link the curriculum and outdoor learning.
With a particular focus on literacy and numeracy for KS1 and KS2 it is a valuable day outside the classroom.
Included in the day will be a key note speech from Tom Moggach. Tom leads on outdoor learning at Rhyl Primary School in Camden, London. He is author of ‘The Urban Kitchen Gardener: Growing and Cooking in the City’. Tom works as a trainer and consultant for a range of organisations including the RHS and Jamie’s Kitchen Garden Project.
“I knew next to nothing about the outdoors when I was a kid. I grew up in the city. I didn’t garden or spend much time in nature. But a love of cooking led to me learning how to grow food myself. That’s how I got into gardening. My school, Rhyl Primary, is as urban as it gets. Most of the children have very little access to the outdoors. What I see is their excitement when they leave the four walls of the classroom. My job is to provide them with memorable, meaningful and fun experiences outside. And to encourage other teachers to do the same. These experiences are what they remember when they go home each day – not the classroom numeracy lesson we spent hours painstakingly preparing. On another level, if we can encourage young people to open their eyes and connect to the natural world they start to understand the cycles, seasons, weather – to appreciate the environment and live with a lighter touch.”
There were will also be a literacy workshop lead by the education team from the Royal Parks which will show how outdoor learning can be applied to core stem subjects and lead to inspiring results. Muddy Puddles will lead on a numeracy workshop with hands on ideas and interactive activities that are curriculum linked.
Increasing evidence shows that learning outdoors leads to better concentration, healthier bodies and happier children. Take this easy step to growing the outdoor learning opportunities in your classroom.
This course is aimed at KS1 and KS2 teachers. A complimentary buffet lunch will be provided