Monthly Archives: January 2014

P4C For Children in the Outdoors

Philosophy for Children in the Outdoors

A  2 day Level 1 course in Philosophical Thinking for Children based in and around the natural world.

Engage learners through connecting to the natural environment. P4C develops pupil’s critical thinking and promotes reflective thinking through using high level questioning skills.

A fantastic tool to use across the curriculum to challenge pupil’s learning and improve confidence & self-esteem.


This course will be delivered by Paul Dearlove of SAPERE in collaboration with Outdoor Learning Consultancy.

Dates: Monday 23 & Tuesday 24th June 2014

Venue: Cherry Garth Scout Campsite, Humberston Avenue, Lincolnshire, DN26 4SJ

Non- residential – although camping could be an option…

Booking enquiries through Caroline Carr:

Telephone: +44 07775596160

Cost: £275

Outdoor Learning Schools CIC Launch!

OLC would like to invite you to the launch event for Outdoor Learning Schools CIC at E-factor, Wellington Street, Grimsby on Tuesday 25th February.


As a Community Interest Company, OLS aims to further support affordable and accessable outdoor residentials for young people.


Find out more about the work of OLS and how you can get involved in getting young people outdoors through residentails, training & summer schools.

Enjoy a celebratory glass of fizz , a cup of Yorkshire Tea and delicious home-made cakes in the Courtyard Garden on arrival

Date: Tuesday 25th February 2014

Venue: E-Factor, Wellington Street, Grimsby

Time: 5.30 -6.30pm

Book your place at


Beyond the Classroom Conference 2014

Beyond the Classroom: embedding outdoor learning into curriculum

Thursday 20th March – Friday 21st March 2014

Cherry Garth Scout Campsite, Humberston, DN36 4SJ

 Keynote: Katrice Horsley: National Storytelling Laureate

OLC welcomes Katrice Horsley to Beyond the Classroom 2014 to share her passion for storytelling through delivering the key-note address that will launch the outdoors as the place to learn and engage all.

Katrice’s keynote and workshops will build on the underpinning theme of the conference on embedding outdoor learning into new National Curriculum and the importance of communication. Through explaining why storytelling works as a powerful educational tool and how, in the external environment, it can be even more potent and filled with potential. She will share the theoretical underpinning that supports its uses as well as recent findings in neuroscience that shows we all make sense of our world through narrative.


Tall Tales from the Trees: Katrice Horsley:  National Story Telling Laureate

A Ball of String: Clare Bryan: Children’s Links

Wild Play: Emma Wilmot: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Metaphors & mud…! Clare Ward: SEN Consultancy

‘Inspiring and Engaging Learning Science Outside’: Rachael Passant-Coy: Science-Monkeys

Sticks & Stones & Learning Zones: Clare Ward: SEN Consultancy

Philosophy in the Outdoors: Caroline Carr: Outdoor Learning Consultancy

Help! I’m an iPad get me outdoors… : Amy Box: Yarborough Academy

Forest Schools & the Curriculum: Michael Silvani: Sir John Mogg, Germany

Lighting the fires of imagination!: Debbie Lincoln:

Beyond Adventure: adventures in the curriculum: Ian Jessop: Kirklees Council

Stand-up Paddle Boarding & Coracles: Ian Jessop: Kirklees Council

Master classes

Raising Standards through Outdoor Learning and Pupil Premium

Presenter: Alex Wilke: Honilands Primary School, Enfield

Embedding Outdoor Learning into new National Curriculum

Presenter: Caroline Carr: Outdoor Learning Consultancy

Outdoor Adventures: Beyond Enrichment – curriculum based residentials

Presenter: Ian Jessop: Kirklees Council

Adventure Learning Schools: a whole school approach

Presenter: Steve Howe: Adventure Learning Schools

Thinking for Nature: emotional connections to environmental awareness

Presenter: Claire Waterfall: University of Edinburgh


Conference Venue:

Cherry Garth Scout Campsite, Humberston, N.E.Lincolnshire, DN36 4SJ

 Conference Cost:

Conference Full Price                                                     £195 (2nd delegate £95)

Includes 2 days of workshops and master class’s & evening entertainment on the Thursday

Limited Discounted rates available

Workshop Rate ( Thursday 20th March only)            £120 ( 2nd delegate £75)

Student Rate                                                                    £  50/day

Accommodation: Camping available, Thursday evening meal + Friday Breakfast @ £25 /person

Local B&Bs


Conference Booking Form ( see link below)

Enquiries to:

Caroline Carr

Telephone: 07775596160

A3 Leaflet Conference Programme

BTC Booking Form