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    5 winter outdoor learning activities for schools

    It’s easy to get your students learning outside when the weather’s sunny and warm, isn’t it? But what about when it’s cold and wet? How can you provide outdoor learning activities and experiences for your students in the winter months? This year, it’s made even harder by the current lockdown restrictions caused by the COVID-19 […]

    // Added January 14, 2021

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    5 ways to get more from your School Bushcraft Trip

    This year has made us appreciate time spent outdoors in nature. What better way to promote outdoor learning than with a bushcraft trip for your students? Bushcraft trips help develop: Resilience Team-building skills Peer friendships Problem-solving abilities A love of nature Children explore fun survival skills like fire lighting and shelter building, whilst learning how […]

    // Added November 19, 2020

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    Residential trips to benefit learning

    7 ways to use your residential trip back in the classroom We often put all our efforts into preparing for a residential school trip, but what about when it’s all over? How can you use it when you’ve returned to school? Residential trips take a lot of organising. But often we see them tacked onto […]

    // Added October 28, 2020

    Perfect Primary School Trip Planning

    9 Essential Steps for a Successful Primary School Trip Is there anything more exciting than planning a primary school trip? It’s the highlight of the year for many children and offers a chance to learn outside the classroom. But running a primary school trip takes careful organising, or it quickly descends into stressful chaos. Whether […]

    // Added September 11, 2020

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    How to promote Outdoor Learning in school

    A recent poll widely shared in the news reveals that 43% of children aren’t looking forward to days spent “cooped up in their classrooms.” As you prepare for students returning to school, could this be the perfect opportunity to consider how you use outdoor learning to deliver your curriculum? Pupils and teachers notice improvements in […]

    // Added June 30, 2020

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    5 Wild Challenges for Outdoor Learning

    Whether you’re a parent home schooling your children, or a teacher setting work for your class, nothing beats outdoor learning. Just ten minutes spent in nature can reduce anxiety and stress. With children increasingly stuck in front of screens, it’s vital to find novel ways to get them outside. Here at Wildchild we love having […]

    // Added May 20, 2020

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    Outdoor Learning Activities You Can Do at Home

    Here at Wildchild we’re devastated that the corona virus means countless children are missing outdoor learning opportunities and the chance to get into nature.  Our award-winning residential school trips are a perfect way to ditch the screens and get outdoors, but we must stay closed until the danger has passed. That got us thinking about […]

    // Added April 14, 2020

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    3 easy ways to lose on a Primary School Trip

    3 easy ways to teach your class how to lose on primary school trips Primary school trips are an opportunity to work out what you want the children in your class to achieve.  More than good test results, you want resilience. But often we see children who have never been allowed to lose. It’s the […]

    // Added April 14, 2020

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    How to choose the best UK School Trip

    6 ways to choose the best School trip in the UK Teachers must make hard choices when it comes to UK school trips. You know children will benefit from a longer residential, but it’s a larger financial commitment for parents. You might be tempted to book day excursions in an attempt to save money. But […]

    // Added February 19, 2020

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    Prepare Your Child for successful School Trips

    School trips can seem daunting for many children.  But, with careful planning, you can prepare them for a wonderful time away. This parent guide covers: Why residential school trips are important Common worries children have How to talk about anxieties Practical things to do Staying on top of trip information It’s everything you need to […]

    // Added February 4, 2020

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