[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s August and the schools in Scotland are starting to go back for the next academic year.  Kids are excited to see their friends again and find out what homework lies in store for the new term!

Outdoor Education

Raft building

A hugely important part of a child’s education is outdoor learning particularly for those children based in cities.

Benefits of outdoor learning opportunities

  • Health and well-being
  • Personal development
  • Working with others
  • Social interaction
  • Challenging fears
  • Building self-confidence
  • Links to science, technology, engineering & maths (STEM)

I could go on with lots more examples of the benefits, but crucially, outdoor education fomrs part of the educational Curriculum for Excellence.

In Your Element cater for schools and youth groups throughout the year.  We offer fun days away from the classroom and multi-day activity programmes to tie in with residential trips.  We also offer STEM related activity days to help students link things they learn about in science classes to the real world, e.g. power generation from water or wind sources.

STEM and team building activities

Locations for learning

Our Loch Lomond base is within easy reach of many Central Belt schools, but we also have bases in Aviemore, Perthshire and Inverness.  We work closely with Hostelling Scotland that can accommodate school-groups across the country.

One of our key stengths as a company is being able to tailor activity programmes to suit objectives set by schools.  That might simply be to get kids out in the fresh-air, or something more challenging like learning new skills over a number of days.

So if you’re a teacher looking for new learning opportunities, do get in touch to see how we can help.

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