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Bespoke teacher training and consultancy for schools: outdoor learning

We’ll work with you to put nature at the heart of your school’s learning and culture.

From flexible teacher training designed to help teachers and practitioners make best use of the outdoor classroom and get pupils outside more for learning and play, to a whole-school redesign of your grounds and outdoor culture – the multi-disciplinary Eden Team can help. 

Teacher training at Eden, online or in your school

Led by experienced members of Eden’s Schools Team, we deliver thought provoking and inspiring sessions that will demonstrate how your school grounds are brimming with potential for outdoor learning. Come to us at the Eden Project with your team, or we can come to your school, or deliver online. Choose one of our suggested themes:

  • An introduction to learning outside
  • The Primary Curriculum Outdoors
  • Outside-in: using the outdoors to support children’s wellbeing

...or we can create a bespoke session just for you.

Our methods are playful, linking closely to the curriculum to achieve an enquiry-based and challenge-led approach to the core subjects. Our in-person training balances time spent outdoors sharing practical ideas with a strong theoretical foundation based upon current research. 

Our aim is to leave you with pockets full of ideas and ‘ready to go’ activities, and with new confidence for planning your own curriculum linked sessions and events. Get a flavour of our approach.

What you'll get out of it

  • Understand the benefits and power of outdoor learning and play.
  • Explore the potential of your school grounds.
  • Experience a variety of practical, creative and playful ideas – building a bank of ideas and activities for you to use straight away.
  • Build tools and confidence to develop your own outdoor sessions.
  • Consider the balance of risk and opportunities – and look at ways of managing risk in the outdoor classroom.

Outdoor learning quote

Teacher, Parc Eglos

“ The day has massively inspired me to incorporate outdoor learning in the whole curriculum. ”

School grounds consultancy and design

If you're dreaming of a new ethos at school where children learn and play outside, with the full support of parents, in a vibrant school grounds filled with inspiration and creativity, this is for you. We can help you with longer term school grounds development visioning, stakeholder engagement and design.

Find out how we've helped two primary schools in Cornwall introduce a culture of outdoor learning:

Case studies

Contact us

To discuss how we can help you bring the benefits of a nature-rich and outdoor-led curriculum to your school contact