The benefits of outdoor education
For many students, learning outside the classroom is a life-changing experience – broadening their minds, inspiring an openness to new challenges and instilling a deep sense of achievement. The wide-reaching benefits also include stronger academic results and improved social and emotional development. For example, we often see quiet students who would normally find social situations difficult, realise that they are a valuable member of the team and can contribute and interact with other students when learning outdoors.
These unforgettable experiences have a lasting impact, nurturing the lifelong knowledge, skills and mindset for your child to thrive in an ever-changing world. Students are also encouraged to lead their own learning which deepens their engagement and connection to the world around them.
Outdoor education activities nurture traits such as confidence, resilience and resourcefulness together with core skills including creativity, leadership and collaboration – qualities valued by universities and employers across the globe. Learning outdoors also marks the start of new friendships, creating bonds and memories that will last a lifetime.
Taking students outdoors also opens the door to new adventures and discoveries. Having a better grasp of the real-world and applying this to what is learnt in the classroom, helps to expand students’ minds. We often see in our outdoor education programmes that children become more interested and engaged in the world around them.