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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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Local School Nature Grants Available

The Learning Through Landscapes Trust are offering Local School Nature Grants  which will provide £500 of equipment and a free training session for your school. The grants provide an assortment of nature equipment up to the value of £500 and … Continue reading

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Bronze Expedition Options Trial

The DofE are currently running a trial to alter elements of the expedition section aimed at making the bronze award more accessible to young people and schools. We’re offering Licensed Organisations five new options as part of a UK-wide trial, which you … Continue reading

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Mountain Training – Our Ethos

Mountain Training Awards in the words of people who hold leadership qualifications. Mountain Training is the collection of awarding bodies for skills courses and qualifications in walking, climbing and mountaineering in the UK and Ireland. More information from:

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Schools’ Half Term Offer from Kingswood

Kingswood Learning are offering a free day visit when a two-night Centre stay is booked for schools’ half term. For more information call 0​8​0​8​1​ ​4​9​8​ ​3​8​9, email or make an enquiry here. Quote SCHOOLS OUT 18 and book by 30th April.

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Funding Support for Schools

Funding support is available for schools via the YHA’s Breaks programme Educational Breaks Programme Our Educational Breaks Programmes offers support to educational groups where members of the group are eligible for pupil premium and where children and young people face … Continue reading

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Field Studies Council Kids Fund

FSC Kids Fund provides financial support for groups of disadvantaged young people who would like to visit one of our centres for an FSC experience. FSC Kids Fund aims to: bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people by providing financial … Continue reading

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YHA School Trips – Brilliant Residentials

More information available from: Michael Sabin, Group Sales Manager, YHA England & Wales, Trevelyan House, Dimple Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3YH. Tel: 01629 592705 Mobile: 0784 3344646 Web:

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