A roundtable discussion on learning outside the classroom has been held recently by the Guardian newspaper. Participants agreed on a number of significant issues, including:
“….all participants agreed on the benefits of outdoor learning. Field trips gave children the opportunity to acquire greater confidence and leadership skills….. and had an impact on students’ learning for a long time afterwards….”
“The absolutely critical aspect of those learning experiences is the development of the relationship between the students and the teachers they are with….”
“…..health and safety regulation was barely mentioned as a barrier to outdoor learning….”
For more information, see the full article reporting on the discussion via this link.