Tomorrow sees some of the UK's biggest environmental education organisations, the RSPB, the Field Studies Council and the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, join forces as part of a UK-wide initiative to get every child outdoors (Source: RSPB Press Release)
This comes in direct response to teachers calling for more outside facilities to ensure all children and young people have the opportunity to learn outdoors and have contact with nature (Source: Ipsos MORI research commissed by RSPB).
It's a vital element in a young person's development and educational experience, and although it may not be something you connect with RM Education, we're helping to support school priorities in some unexpected areas, as well as the more obvious ones.
We think outdoor learning is all about releasing teaching and learning from the constraints of the classroom walls. ICT can be of real assistance by providing highly mobile and easy-to-use ways of exploring, recording, and reviewing those memorable times spent learning outside. And when the forecast describes "sunshine and showers" (as it inevitably will over Wimbledon fortnight), there's always the opportunity to take cover and watch the nest box cams from the comfort of your classroom (as I found out at Madley Brook school earlier this month!).