Outdoor Science RJ198 / C265

Start date
21 Mar 24
Hotspur Primary School, Mowbray Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE6 5PA View on Google Map



This practical outdoor session provides ideas for curriculum-linked primary science lessons outdoors. Benefits and barriers to outdoor learning will be discussed, as well as an opportunity for delegates to consider how to plan to teach primary science outdoors. Assessment and recording opportunities outdoors will be woven into the session.

The session will include:

  • Characteristics of effective outdoor learning
  • Exploring how Working Scientifically and Conceptual Understanding curriculum objectives can be taught in the outdoor session
  • Exploring assessment and recording in the outdoor session

Helen Spring CSciTeach is a Primary Science and Outdoor Learning Consultant serving the Yorkshire region and beyond. With a wealth of experience as a teacher and science subject leader, Helen specialises in primary science and outdoor learning. She is also the author of the book, 'Teaching Primary Science Outdoors'. Helen's expertise lies in supporting primary science subject leaders and teachers, assisting them in enhancing the quality of their science teaching and learning. 

Helen is the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) Regional Lead for the North East and Scotland as well as a hub leader in both the North East and Yorkshire. Helen works as a Primary Consultant for CLEAPSS, supporting schools with practical. Additionally, Helen leads the education programme at Howsham Mill in North Yorkshire, leading outdoor science workshops. Helen also plays a vital role within the Association for Science Education as the co-chair of their Primary Science Committee. 

Who is the course leader?


We can develop an affordable bespoke CPD event which is delivered locally to you for:

  • individuals such as: subject leaders, coordinators, heads of departments
  • a team/whole department
  • a network of schools/groups
  • multi-academy trusts
  • initial teacher education


Primary bespoke support21 March 202413:00-16:00Hotspur Primary School

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£120.00 +VAT
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£120.00 +VAT

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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