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Learning

Our natural environment provides a great classroom. There is increasing evidence that outdoor learning can improve confidence, leadership skills, self-esteem, and reduce anti-social behaviour. Skills gained from outdoor learning include:

 

Physical:

Increase range of motion, improve fine motor skills, tone under used muscles, improve coordination and balance, and increase muscular strength.

 
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Mental:

Increases independence, increase self-esteem and confidence, increase observation skills, provides choices and ability to use problem solving skills, encourages creativity, provides outlet for stress, anger, and emotions.

 
 

Social:

Opportunity to interact with others, commitment to a living thing, cooperation and team working skills, dealing with success and failure, provides an environment to learn and be inspired by others.

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Visit our Nature Directory for a list of organisations in Berkshire offering outdoor education opportunities. 

 

Photographs by:

Pollen Game by rowanleaf.co.uk

Children answering questions by Philip Shaw-Hamilton/BBOWT

Pond Dipping by BBOWT