Teaching primary science outdoors NY009

Primary science subject leaders and teachers will learn to develop engaging outdoor science lessons to support pupils' progress


Outdoor learning is brilliant! Not only do children enjoy taking lessons in the outdoor classroom, but research has found that taking lessons outside can actually help young people learn later in life.
You will have the opportunity to explore primary science activities outdoors, and take away a number of ideas which you can implement in your classroom. You will also have the opportunity to look at the research underpinning outdoor learning, as well as the resources and courses that are available to support you and your school.

Please bring wellies and waterproofs, sunglasses and a hat!

Target audience: primary teachers, science subject leaders

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


You will be able to:

  • explore primary science activities outdoors
  • use outdoor activities as a context to develop enquiry skills
  • support colleagues in their teaching of science in the outdoor classroom
  • identify the actions needed in your school to develop your school grounds to enhance teaching and learning



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