Looking for more ideas? Here’s a list of websites and useful links that will help you have an amazing Outdoor Classroom Day! Get in touch using the contact form or via Twitter or Facebook if you have others to share.
Dirt is Good: www.dirtisgood.com
Project Dirt: www.projectdirt.com
The Wild Network: www.thewildnetwork.com
Eco-Schools England: www.eco-schools.org.uk
Juliet Robertson/Creative Star Learning: www.creativestarlearning.co.uk
International School Grounds Alliance: www.internationalschoolgrounds.org
Rethinking Childhood: www.rethinkingchildhood.com
Learning through Landscapes: www.ltl.org.uk
Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL): www.outdoorplayandlearning.org.uk
Nature Play: natureplay.org.au
The Eden Project: www.edenproject.com/learn/schools/lesson-plans
Play England’s Nature Play Recipe cards: www.playengland.org.uk
The Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts: www.wildlifetrusts.org/discovery
Woodland Trust Nature Detectives: www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives
Wild Time for Schools: schools.projectwildthing.com
Nature Play WA: www.natureplaywa.org.au
Your Move Schools: yourmove.org.au
Children and Nature Network: www.childrenandnature.org
Children and Nature Alliance of Canada: www.childnature.ca
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom website: www.lotc.org.uk
Natural Connections Outdoor
Education Scotland materials on managing risk: www.educationscotland.gov.uk/learningandteaching/approaches/outdoorlearning/healthandsafety/managingrisk.asp
Tim Gill (2010) Nothing Ventured… Balancing risks and benefits in the outdoors:
Health and Safety Executive (2012) Children’s play and leisure – promoting a balanced approach:
Health and Safety Executive materials for schools:
Learning through Landscapes online resources on RBA:
RoSPA (2013) Planning and Leading Visits and Adventurous Activities: Guidance for Schools and Colleges Teaching Children and Young People from 5 to 18 years:
Play Australia Getting the Balance Right our new Guide for Risk Management:
Forest Schools Canada Resources to understand perceptions of risk:
Risk Benefit Assessment form via Play Scotland website:
Ball, D. (2002) Playgrounds – risks, benefit and choices:
Ball, D., Gill, T. and Spiegal, B. (2013) Managing Risk in Play Provision: Implementation Guide:
Gill, T. (2007) No Fear:Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society:
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