Outdoor Learning

The Outdoor Learning Journey

Pam Lowry, the Principal of Killylea Primary School, recounts how they started off with getting the children outside 1 day a week for outdoor play.  5 years later they are an  'outdoor learning' school.

Learning Points

  • Outdoor Learning is about learning in a different engaging, child appropriate way.

  • Consider starting with one day a week for taking the learning outside.

  • Consider getting outdoor play established and then move to outdoor learning.

  • Cross curricular links can be explored using this approach.

  • It does not have to be expensive to implement but recognise that this will take time.

Key Questions

  • What has made you consider this as an area to explore?

  • Was there anything in this video clip that surprised you?