You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security.

28 November 2020
By Niall Leyden

Outdoor Learning Advent Calendar - Available to Download Now!

The opportunity to learn, play and have fun outdoors is a key component to improving children’s wellbeing, resilience as well as their mental and physical health. This is particularly pertinent at this current time when we are all being asked to spend so much time indoors.

The Education People’s Outdoor Learning team has produced an Advent Calendar full of activity ideas to inspire children, schools and families to get outside and engage with nature throughout December.

There are two different versions available for download:

  1. The traditional Advent Calendar which can be assembled by the children, with supervision from an adult (attachment 1)
  2. The list of 25 activities, which could be completed in any order and at any time in December (attachment 2).

This calendar can be used with your school bubbles or even sent home for families to complete together!

We will be adding additional information and activity ideas to our social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) throughout December, to help those using the Advent Calendar. Please do follow our accounts if you would like to be able to share these ideas with your staff or families. Also, don't forget to use our hashtag #OLAdvent!

Outdoor Learning at The Education People

Outdoor learning is a fantastic option for school leaders to educate children in school whilst maintaining social distancing.

The Outdoor Learning service works in partnership with schools, youth and community groups and charities to deliver high quality outdoor learning services to support the education and personal development of all children and young people.

Our key strength is in the friendly connections we create and maintain with schools, youth groups and other customers, allowing the planning and delivery of progressive tailor-made programmes of outdoor learning.

As an innovative and flexible service, we are at the forefront of good practice and development in the outdoor learning field. We use:

  • Outdoor learning research and case studies linked with national initiatives and good practice
  • Innovative teaching and learning techniques and direct user consultation and feedback
  • High quality and effective programmes that maximise learning and personal development for all.

Take a look at our centres:

To find out more about our COVID-safe activity days and bespoke opportunities for schools, Have a Go sessions for families (including this December), or any other element of our service please visit our website, email outdoor.learning@theeducationpeople.org or call 03000 415 200.