A page of links, books and organisations of interest


Websites to Look At


Outdoor Classroom Day 

- Lots of information and ideas for celebrating the Outdoor Classroom Day in May.

https://outdoorclassroomday.com/


RHS

Gardening ideas, bench marking, competitions, free seeds and the children's pages.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/education-learning/gardening-children-schools 


Growing Schools

Linking school growing to the real thing in the farming community.

http://www.growingschools.org.uk


Breathing Spaces

The BBC's archive of ideas and activities based outside.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/breathingplaces


First Aid for Children a great life skill and learn about the human body.

http://www.redcross.org.uk


The Children's university has great animations explaining the seasons and more.

www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk


The Council for Outdoor Learning

Ideas, research papers, courses and inspiration to get outside.

http://www.lotc.org.uk/

The Wild Network -  a new website with lots of lesson ideas to try.

 

 

http://www.thewildnetwork.com/

 


Young Person's Trust for the Environment

Free talks, information sheets and advice.

https://ypte.org.uk


Cob Pizza Ovens

Learn how to make a pizza oven with a pro.

http://www.coboven.co.uk


Orienteering

A great site with games, ideas and links.

http://www.britishorienteering.org.uk


The Wellcome Trust are Science and Engineering Week sponsors - loads of science resources.

www.wellcome.ac.uk


The Crest Awards are science plans that teachers can just grab and go with. www.creststar.org/creststar/outdoors-active


Creative Star Learning 

Lesson plans, ideas, courses and great twitter feed.

http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/ 



Books to Read

The Power of Outdoor Learning by Chris Trwoga - a fantastic resource book packed with ideas for outdoor activities.

The Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv - an academic insight into the reason for taking children outside to learn.

Creative Games in Group Work by Robin Dyes - a long standing book of team starters lots of good ideas for in and outside with many different themes.