High Quality Outdoor Learning for Wales builds on the original High Quality Outdoor Learning document created by OEAP and the English Outdoor Council, setting the document in a Wales specific context; dovetailing Outdoor Learning best practice with Welsh Government legislation and the new Curriculum for Wales.
The guide clearly outlines the benefits of learning and teaching in the natural environment and has been written to help you evaluate and then set about improving, or further improving, the quality of outdoor learning.
In support of this, ten key outcomes of outdoor learning have been identified with a range of indicators attributed to each one. These indicators can be used to support any improvement work and will often be enhanced by working closely with partners.
The Environment Act (Wales) 2016 and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act (Wales) 2015 together create modern legislation for improving the social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Wales. Outdoor learning contributes to all 7 Wellbeing Goals as well as providing ‘opportunities and activities that expand horizons within and beyond the traditional learning environment of the classroom.’