Over the past year or so I have been working towards a 'Leader in Outdoor Learning' qualification. The course was run by the Surrey Wildlife Trust and required all the participants to complete a series of tasks and modules including: looking at studies into the benefits of outdoor learning, health and safety in the natural environment, engaging children with local wildlife etc.
It was an absolute pleasure to attend the course and I am delighted to announce that I passed the qualification in September of this year.
Outdoor learning is such a huge passion of mine and we are extremely lucky at Loseley Fields to have such a large amount of outdoor space. My vision is that, over the course of the next year or so, the pupils will begin to interact with, and learn amongst, the great outdoors regularly. We have some incredible projects planned and it's going to be a delight to see it all unfold over the upcoming months.