Delivered by our Accredited Practitioner for the Institute of Outdoor Learning
We have a number of different options. From individual class experiences to whole school Outdoor Festivals. Whatever your educational need we can design a be-spoke outdoor experience for you.
Challenge Days are set to enhance your teamwork with a number of inspirational problem solving activities. These can be themed to fit in with your current individual curricular needs or made be-spoke to cater for specific problems ocurring i.e.communication, cooperation or leadership.
Schools have an opportunity to use the Challenge day in a unique way. Prior to the activity day, the group works on forming teams through discussion and collaboration in the classroom experimenting with small problem solving activities. Then on the day they can put the theory into practice on a larger experience. During the day data can be recorded, which can be used at a later date to inform others of the team performance or create part of a report.
Whole school challenges can be arranged where all classes from reception to year 6 can be included in an exciting and innovative fun learning experience.
Outdoor Learning Class
Alternatively we can come in and take one class for Outdoor learning. This could be an 'Outdoor' follow up and enhance some learning that is already being taught or we can design a be-spoke lesson for an Outdoor Learning experience. This approach can be a day where numerous classes in different Key Stages rotate through the learning - we will differentiate the learning for you.
OCUK had a training day for 100 TA's in Outdoor Learning in Newport LEA.
Whole Day Course
Using activities in Mindfulness and the inspiration of the Tipi this day long course is both active and thought provoking. There are plenary activities that can be developed after the day has finished to enable pupils to continue their Mindfulness journey.
Half Termly Course
This longer course using weekly half-day sessions allows for a greater insight into Mindfulness & Well Being. It uses a framework of First Nation Values creating an inspirational format for pupils. This longer course also enables students to work towards the John Muir Award.
Contact us for further details of this exciting new project.
Transition projects are arranged be-spoke to each school or cluster group.
An example being the Catholic schools cluster from Newport involving 8 year5 classes from 7 schools. The schools were paired together and each pair had a day of problem solving and teamwork on their school site. During the afternoon parents were invited to join the activities as part of the engagement project. At the end of the week all the schools came together for a huge event in a Newport park with more activities which brought all 210 pupils to solve one large challenge together.
Contact for a visit to discuss a similar project in your school or cluster.