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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

    School residentials: improving mental health and well-being

    In October 2019, the importance of School residentials as a mental health intervention were highlighted by the Institute for Outdoor Learning’s statement of best practice.    In publishing their statement of best practice around Outdoor Mental Health Interventions their aim was to support organisations like ours in using outdoor learning as a mental health intervention.  […]

    // Added November 7, 2019

    Adventure school trips: The real cost

    How much? The real cost of expensive adventure school trips Adventure school trips are no longer limited to the realms of elite private schools, trips to far off and exotic destinations are rapidly becoming the norm across secondary and even primary schools across the country. Gorilla spotting in Borneo, film studies trips to Hollywood and […]

    // Added January 15, 2019

    The benefits of a digital detox on a school trip

    Treat your kids (and teachers!) to a digital detox in 2019 When looking ahead to a brand-new year, we often think of detoxing to improve our health – cut down on alcohol, eat healthier, meditate to reduce stress etc. Now of course there’s another type of detox to consider – the digital detox. Necessary due […]

    // Added January 9, 2019

    Get the most from your school residential trip: 10 top tips

    Overnight school residential trips are the highlight of most school children’s year – if not their entire school life! The chance to have some out of school fun time away from the classroom but with all their friends, AND they get to stay the night! How exciting is that? As a teacher, it’s just as […]

    // Added April 5, 2018

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