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Finding the pathway to outdoor play


13/09/2019 09:30






About this event

This training takes a step out of the traditional classroom setting and opens the door to a world rich with possibilities for learning. This is an opportunity to explore how the natural world can be used to enrich learning and stimulate curious minds through interactive outdoor activities.

This training will introduce the benefits of outdoor play and investigate the case for why a holistic, child-led, relational approach is so much more than just opening the garden gate. There will be an opportunity to put the theory into practice as you visit a local outdoor space to explore the outdoor learning possibilities that may lie hidden in your own local community.

Key learning:

  • Outdoor play: the benefits and how it sits currently in a Scottish perspective
  • Simple practical steps to take play outside
  • An introduction to a theory-based approach to make the most of your outdoor environment.

Facilitator bio

Cameron is Team Leader for Stramash Outdoor Nursery in Fort William.  A fully registered early years manager, he has helped to create the nursery in Fort William from a bare meadow to what is now affectionately known as the "field of dreams."

He has been working for over 20 years with children and young people in a variety of settings, locations, and countries, more recently delivering training drawing on his experience in Early Years Outdoor Education.  Cameron looks to share the experience he has gained running an outdoor nursery for the past five years as well as his love for play environments and maximising their potential.

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