Beyond the 4 Walls
Outdoor learning provides a meaningful way to engage learners in practical learning, giving them experience of collecting and analysing data and making predictions in the real world. Recent studies have highlighted many benefits to outdoor learning. Which include (but are not limited to):
-higher levels of conversational language.
- greater independence
- improved physical and mental health
- greater physical competence and agility
- higher levels of concentration for longer periods of time
- a greater understanding of nature and environment
- improved social skills
Making links with Sheffield based Dom McDermott and his team at Beyond The 4 Walls Ltd has motivated the children to stay outdoors for longer periods and in doing so embrace the natural environment and all it has to offer. The children particularly love going to the local park with Buddy to look for seasonal changes.