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Antarctica, Weddell Sea Expedition 2019, Free Teaching Resources from the RGS

Free teaching resources are available from the Royal Geographical Society. Follow the expedition as it takes place this January and February. You can follow the expedition on the Weddell Sea Expedition Facebook pages, on their Twitter account and on the … Continue reading

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Sustainable School Trips – Goldthorpe Primary School

Goldthorpe Primary School is an Eco-School in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. They have a very positive approach to learning outside the classroom which is based on maximising time outdoors and using local environments as much as possible. This article from outdoor … Continue reading

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YHA – Discover the Adventure Effect

Travel and adventure are crucial to young people’s growth, but so many are missing out on experiences that can transform their lives. Welcome to our experiment. Over three days, we took adventure away from Alastair Humphreys, a professional adventurer who … Continue reading

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Learning Through Landscapes

Learning through Landscapes is the UK charity dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning and play for children. Learning through Landscapes surveys of schools who have improved their grounds demonstrate the benefits: 85% of teachers said it resulted in more creative learning and … Continue reading

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Useful Tips if your Footpath Crosses a Field of Cows

Some helpful tips from Headys Farm on Twitter on how to cross a field of cows if this is where your footpath takes you when out walking. If you use footpaths, here are some tips to cross a field of … Continue reading

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HSE Urge Review of School Grounds Traffic Safety

Following its investigation into the death of a Bridgend school pupil, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has urged schools to review traffic arrangements within their grounds, and where possible design layouts so pupils are separated from moving traffic. For … Continue reading

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New Skiway Code Video from Snowsport England

Planning a ski trip this winter? Have a look at the Skiway code to know the correct procedures to follow when you’re on the slopes. Produced by Snowsport England in association with Halsbury Ski.

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Free Outdoor Learning Resources for Primary Schools

Free outdoor learning resources from the Times Educational Supplement. Embrace the learning potential of the outdoor environment with this hand-picked selection of resources As unpredictable as the British weather is, you can guarantee that as soon as the sun does come … Continue reading

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RGS & Geographical Young Geographer of the Year Competition

What makes the Arctic unique? This year’s Young Geographer of the Year competition gives pupils the opportunity to explore the geography of the Arctic – in doing so, they will discover what makes this polar environment so unique. The Arctic is … Continue reading

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Outdoor Classroom Day

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor learning and play. On the day, thousands of schools around the world take lessons outdoors and prioritise playtime. In 2017, over 2.3 million children worldwide took part, more than 580,000 of those were in the … Continue reading

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