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The contributions which Outdoor Adventurous Activity, can positively contribute to the development of young peoples', confidence, self esteem and subsequent engagement are well known. In addition we know that it is important to offer teaching through all aspects of children's learning styles. Yet many of us feel unsure about delivering teaching and learning outside. This is sometimes due to a lack of affordable and appropriate resources and sometimes feeling that a teacher needs special qualifications and of course the later point is true with potentially risky activities such as climbing, water sports and taking children off site.
Standards of Competence to Lead Adventurous Activities
However it is possible to teach a number of curriculum aspects through being outside and using some well planned resources. We would like to draw your attention to the extremely well presented Outdoor Learning Cards, see:
This resource can be accessed through training available from HCC. The Outdoor Learning Cards training can make teachers feel more confident, is practical and everyone can attend without any specialist knowledge.
For more information please contact:
To compliment this resource schools could purchase a privately produced, value for money resource from:
Campaign aims to get young people moving
"By talking directly to all Secondary school starters we hope to arm them with enough ammunition to get active and avoid slipping into the bad habits which can last a lifetime. The British Heart Foundation is working to stimulate young people's interest in heart health but we need parents' support to ensure the ticking time bomb of physical inactivity is defused before it's too late." said Nicki Cooper, Head of Education at the British Heart Foundation.
The BHF is lending a helping hand with the launch of a free parental advice booklet called 'Get Kids on the Go'. The leaflet offers straight talking advice on simple ways for parents to get their kids active.
Includes Safety when travelling to school, School Travel Plans and Bike safety. More...
Policy Guidance on the use of Volunteers and Paid Coaches in Physical Education and School Sport
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide advice and assistance to Hertfordshire schools on the use of volunteers and paid coaches in physical education, school sport and out of school hours sports provision. Specifically the guidelines:
June’s Yoga Workshop
Children of all ages thrive in an environment that exposes them to yoga and respond positively to the teachers and care givers who introduce them to yoga postures, songs and games.
This workshop includes everything that teachers and care-givers need to start practising yoga with their children.
All of the postures, techniques and songs are detailed in a Teaching Manual and all of the props and materials are included in an age-appropriate Starter Kit.
This page includes useful names, addresses and hotlinks to Physical Education. More...