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Outdoor Education Conference

Outdoor learning and residential experiences can produce powerful outcomes for children and young people. From the development of important life skills such as resilience and self-confidence, to enhancing pupil engagement with learning and the National Curriculum.

But do you feel that teachers are given sufficient training and experience to confidently take their learning outdoors?

If the answer is “no” then we may be able to help! We are hosting our first, free-to-attend, Outdoor Education Conference on Wednesday 14th November, 2 - 5 pm.

Our keynote speaker Justine Lee, the Communications and Fundraising Manager at Learning Away, will be delivering a short talk on the importance of #BrilliantResidentials and outdoor learning during the winter months.

Guests will then learn more about Mount Cook’s new Educational History Packages and Outdoor Learning CPD programmes for teachers.

Our Outdoor Learning CPD programmes are designed to provide teachers with the confidence, competence and self-efficacy for delivering high quality lessons in the outdoors. So we will also be giving guests the opportunity to try their hand at a range of practical learning activities - don’t forget your waterproof!

Throughout the afternoon, there will be complimentary refreshments and nibbles, and an opportunity to network with staff from other schools and colleges to share best practice.

Pre-booking your place is essential, and attendees must be a member of school staff. Please let us know you are coming by emailing: Explore@mountcook.uk


Outdoor Learning CPD

We support trainee teachers and qualified teachers in overcoming the barriers to teaching and learning in natural environments. This is achieved by developing teachers' confidence, competence and self-efficacy for delivery high quality lessons in the outdoors. Learn more -

Educational History Packages

Using interactive and hands-on outdoor activities, costumes, reconstructed artifacts and local historic features, we provide a unique educational experience which will inspire both pupils and teachers! Learn more -

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