Outdoor Learning

At Hopscotch our approach to outdoor learning considers experiences rather than equipment, and places children at the centre of the provision being made.

“Using the real world is the way learning has happened for 99.9% of human existence. Only in the last hundred years have we put it in a little box called a classroom.”
Will Nixon – Letting Nature Shape Childhood

Children learn best through first-hand experiences, using all their senses. Where better to do this than outside? Real-life learning opportunities enable deeper levels of involvement, better retention of information and hands-on opportunities for problem-solving and the development of critical thinking.

Have a look at some of the great outdoor learning opportunities that the children have had: