Webinar

Learning Rooms outdoors

by Bhavini Pandya May 18, 2021

Dr Katherine Forsey will take us on a journey to explore the why, what, where and how of learning outdoors. Katherine will share a selection of practical, outdoor, curriculum-based activities that can be deployed immediately in school grounds and beyond. We will cover a range of activities from Learning Rooms’ free outdoor collection and share how they can be adapted for different ages/abilities. Use of the outdoors for learning has never been more important, alongside reduced risk of viral transmission we also see a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, so there are many benefits beyond boosted academic achievement. 

By the end of the webinar you will have:

  • Explored the why, what, where and how of learning outdoors.
  • Discovered the free Learning Rooms Outdoors curriculum-based resources and seasonal collections. 

This webinar has now taken place

You can view the slides used in the webinar here

Webinar details

Format: 30 min webinar followed by a 15 min Q&A.

Audience: Suitable for EYFS practitioners, teachers, senior leaders, head teachers, school governors, trainee teachers and all those seeking to use the outdoors more for learning with children from EYFS to KS4 (3-16 year olds).

Dr Katherine Forsey CSciTeach is the Learning Rooms and STEM Consultant for Gratnells. Katherine is an outdoor learning specialist, having previously managed the outdoor education programme at the Yorkshire Arboretum and led outdoor school group visits for the Woodland Trust. Katherine is a member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning and works independently with schools across the UK, supporting them to make increased use of their grounds for learning.