Outdoor Learning Training Courses For
Primary Teachers

Immerse yourself in nature for the day and learn how to successfully take the curriculum outdoors!

Taking the curriculum outdoors improves children’s engagement, supports their holistic well-being and when we combine this with teaching curriculum objectives, it can also boost academic attainment. Here at Alfresco Learning we help teachers unlock the potential in taking their everyday lessons outdoors through our training.

Taking the curriculum outdoors in KS1 & KS2

Throughout the course, we share a wealth of inspiring activity ideas that you can implement with your own class the very next day. Our training courses are ideal for teachers also looking to gain confidence in the practicalities of taking whole classes outside. We cover KS1 & KS2 to enable you to share our unique approach with your whole staff team when you return to school.

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Course Overview

Where does the training course take place?

All of our training courses currently take place at Old Moor Nature Reserve, Rotherham, South Yorkshire.
This location has been carefully chosen as it provides spaces to emulate your typical school playground and playing fields, whilst also providing inspiration for how to make the most of your school garden and grounds.

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What's covered in this full day course:

How do I book?

Choose your date for our ‘Taking the Curriculum Outdoors’ course from the schedule below
Click ‘book a place’ for your preferred date and to see location details
Then click ‘next’ and enter your details and attendee and payment details
You will receive a confirmation email (with an invoice attached) containing your ticket and course details – make sure to forward this onto the teacher attending
Be ready for a day filled with nature and curriculum outdoor learning inspiration!

Not able to make the date or there are no courses currently listed?

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When our next course date & location is released we will notify you by email.

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What do I need to prepare?
What if the weather is bad on the day?
Do I need to be trained in tools and fire?

Which part of the training did you find the most useful?

The resources you shared and the variety of lessons you can sue them for!

Year 4 Teacher - Stonelaw Juniors School

What will be the impact of the training on your teaching practise?

An excitement to lead outdoor learning now! A readiness to deliver a staff meeting.

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Which part of the training did you find the most useful?

Seeing how outdoor learning can enhance curriculum areas. Seeing the links which can be made.

Year 4 Teacher - Moorlands Primary School

What will the impact of this training be on your practise?

A range of practical ideas I can take back to share with all primary year groups!

EYFS Teacher - The Grammar School at Leeds