Outdoor Coaching UK

Training and advice on delivering Outdoor Learning in schools Learning through Landscapes accredited Professional. Tipi education & hire. Mindfulness walks.

DofE Assessment both Canoe and Walking. Nature connection for schools and families.

Operating as usual

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 20/07/2021

Whilst at a school delivering training around Loose Parts; for Learning Through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant, I came across a little plot of play heaven. The school has no green apart from a few plants and small tree in borders. It contains so many features for the children to be stimulated ans busy with. Loose parts in the future will only add to the well thought out ashphalt desert.
However within an enclosed courtyard, which meant in the heat of today it was cool. A small oasis has been created. This section of the school could have been redundant and barren and without interest, but with considerate planning it was a Mecca for play.
Organised with play boxes, shoes off rules. Cleaning schedule built in to the caretakers rounds it remains a favourite ‘go to place’ for the children no matter what age. #school #learning #education #planning

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 13/07/2021

Second day in The Dell Primary School delivering teamwork activities and archery for the Year 6 classes as part of their end of term celebrations.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 05/07/2021

An amazing day with Jubilee Park school year 3 on their planned expedition day. Building shelters. Fire cooked beans on toast. Toasted marshmallows. Learning knots. Pond dipping. A great Outdoor Learning day.

03/07/2021

A lovely day in a Cardiff primary giving yr6 a fun day reward. Lots of laughter and team work. Archery problem solving, fires and pizza delivery for tea. Thanks to teaching staff for giving up the day.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 29/06/2021

Day 1 of teamwork for year 6 pupils at Millbrook PS. Lost of laughs and fun activities today. Able to give something back at last to a year group that has lost so much this year.

[06/26/21]   Yet another busy week next week with Outdoor Learning and involvement with the amazing Outdoors.
Training staff in Ysgol gymraeg Melin Gryffudd, Jubilee Park Primary, and Goytre Fawr Primary. Year 6 Teamwork Challenge days in Millbrook primary. Then at the weekend school camp and activities in Springwood Primary in Cardiff.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 25/06/2021

Last day today of a week in New Inn Primary school helping with their Outdoor Week. Lots of first time children who have experienced a fire and marshmallow. Passed on learning to staff.

Always amazes me about the joy tying a knot can bring. Up skilling individuals to be able to make a shelter.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 22/06/2021

Day two of the Outdoor week at New Inn primary with more Bushcraft. Year 5 today for knot skills, shelters and making fire. Along with lots of learning, fun and teamwork.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 17/06/2021

An evening with Abergavenny Cubs making charcoal for drawing and light a fire with ferro rod and steel.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 08/06/2021

A great day training with whole school at Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran. These days are hugely successful in assisting the staff set out on their Outdoor Learning journey.
Discovering how their school grounds can be used for curricular development. The new Welsh curriculum lends itself to exploring our communities and the outdoors can be a huge medium in achieving Cynefin.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 08/05/2021

Based around the book ‘Stick man’ reception class in Millbrook Looked at numeracy using sticks. Recognised shapes from the book and made drawings of themselves.
They measured and counted from a to b and around objects.
Using the last of the wife’s roses we used them for Japanese art called Hapa Zome to create bunting and petal mobiles to decorate their outdoor area.

02/05/2021

National Dawn Chorus Day and it was made complete by an amazing moon to accompany the choristers.

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 27/04/2021

The Tipi had an outing for the first time in over 12 mths today. Reception class at Millbrook PS tasting many activities and experiences.
We had games, stories chilling in blankets. Massive amount of learning and loads of fun with a day at school to remember.

08/04/2021

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‘Kiss the ground’

Great film on how soil can be the helping component to climate change and sustainability. Amazing results in China. https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3dRuSaQDxKIiTBAY-dKDOxHX2lz_c53i

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06/04/2021

Nice to get receive this certificate overnight. Another use of lockdown time when unable to get outdoors and teach face to face. Really good course with high quality resources and coaches from Therapy based professionals.

Nice to get receive this certificate overnight. Another use of lockdown time when unable to get outdoors and teach face to face. Really good course with high quality resources and coaches from Therapy based professionals.

#WalesOutdoorLearningWeek – Wales Council for Outdoor Learning 30/03/2021

#WalesOutdoorLearningWeek – Wales Council for Outdoor Learning

What activity can you think to learn Outdoors for ‘Wales Outdoor Learning Week’ April 19th - 25th. I am working with Learning Through Landscapes, Millbrook PS early years taking our amazing Tipi into school for story telling and spending the day with yr5 at the Gaer PS on Earth Day celebrating our planet. Haven’t worked out the weekend yet! As lockdown is starting to ease it could be a family trip in the canoes on the Wye.

http://bit.ly/39j8ugb

#WalesOutdoorLearningWeek – Wales Council for Outdoor Learning ... just get out there. for a few minutes or an hour, a day or a weekend. spend time in outdoors in nature. engage your senses - look, listen, feel... get connected, stay connected

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 28/03/2021

Want to have a look for some Minibeasts over Easter this is a fabulous resource of ideas and links to the amazing small world environment. https://documents.hants.gov.uk/education/trailblazer/Minibeasts.docx?fbclid=IwAR2QuAeNkP6_l_f395lk25A-m6IouLl8lMY6hVBO890arguSseYPtxkFKMA

Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 21/03/2021

Lovely day out around Winchcombe today. More navigation practice and lunch in a Roman Villa.

[03/21/21]   Have been working in the Forest of Dean for over 25yrs and yesterday had the first unpleasant experience. I was working with Gloucester University PE students as part of their course looking at recreation & leisure use as well as working towards their Brinze National Nav award. We had small tutor groups and within legislation as an educational course coupled with everyone having lateral flow tests. In the outdoors the perfect place to learn.
However, someone or some people didn’t think we should be there as a group. Cars were scratched with keys all the tutors tyres were deflated and they were moving into the students when we think they may have been disturbed.
I’ve had while vehicles stolen before but never this level of pointless attack for seemingly no reason or ill informed reason.
Left a very sour feeling to what was a very good day in a beautiful environment.

Pioneering research team champions deeper connections with nature 05/03/2021

Pioneering research team champions deeper connections with nature

Some great research into our connection to Nature and it’s healthy results.
https://www.derby.ac.uk/research/showcase/deeper-connections-with-nature/

Pioneering research team champions deeper connections with nature Behavioural research at the University of Derby is shaping national and international programmes which draw on the power of nature connectedness to improve mental wellbeing and encourage pro-environmental action. Our research team: Professor Miles Richardson, Professor David Sheffield, Dr Kirsten M....

22/02/2021

Looking forward to face to face Outsoor Learning training at Goytre Fawr PS this afternoon. The start of their journey to becoming a master school.

Looking forward to face to face Outsoor Learning training at Goytre Fawr PS this afternoon. The start of their journey to becoming a master school.

19/02/2021

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What we need now is joined up thinking and a united UK campaign to get this embedded in education law It has so many long term ramifications for the future health of our young people and hence our future planet health too.
https://www.scouts.scot/media/2391/a-vision-for-young-people-thriving-through-residential-outdoor-education.pdf

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Photos from Outdoor Coaching UK's post 16/02/2021

If you haven’t joined in already this is a lovely challenge for February from @365dayswild. A photo to match the daily challenges through the month. Doesn’t matter you’re late to the party. Join in - catch up. It’s a great mindful activity and gives purpose to your daily walk outdoors. Today’s is ‘old’. I have used the rood screen which is in Partricio church hidden away in the foothills of the Black Mountains just outside Abergavenny. I used to take hill walk groups there as it was full of stories.

Danny MacAskill - The Slabs 06/02/2021

Danny MacAskill - The Slabs

Thinking about going out for a gentle ride on your bike in lockdown. Warm up with this amazing ride from Danny Macaskill. https://youtu.be/4Ym2F-tHdkk

Danny MacAskill - The Slabs Danny Macaskill testing the limits of mountain biking, riding down the infamous Dubh Slabs on the Isle of Skye...Subscribe for more: https://www.youtube.com/...

05/02/2021

Great activity to do with the family over half term lockdown. Looking forward. Places to go. People to visit. Things to do.

When we can, do / go, safely again.

Get a jar.
Write on paper - place,people,activity.
Place in jar.
Watch the ideas build.

When we can. Go do.

Great activity to do with the family over half term lockdown. Looking forward. Places to go. People to visit. Things to do.

When we can, do / go, safely again.

Get a jar.
Write on paper - place,people,activity.
Place in jar.
Watch the ideas build.

When we can. Go do.

01/02/2021

Nice little activity to do at home during Children Mental Health Week.
Use your Owl eyes and be Mindful Outdoors. Always good to get outside every day. Here’s a purposeful activity to do when you are out there.

Nice little activity to do at home during Children Mental Health Week.
Use your Owl eyes and be Mindful Outdoors. Always good to get outside every day. Here’s a purposeful activity to do when you are out there.

31/01/2021

Children’s Mental Health Week next week Feb 1 - 7th. Some great resources at
https://www.place2be.org.uk/
giving work that can be achieved at home, videos to watch.
But don’t forget that a huge proven free resource to helping with mental health is to simply walk out the door into Nature. Getting Outdoors and connecting with ourselves in Nature is a great way to reset ourselves.
Give yourself a target if gettingviutside purposefully once a day during the week. 🌿🌿🌿

Children’s Mental Health Week next week Feb 1 - 7th. Some great resources at
https://www.place2be.org.uk/
giving work that can be achieved at home, videos to watch.
But don’t forget that a huge proven free resource to helping with mental health is to simply walk out the door into Nature. Getting Outdoors and connecting with ourselves in Nature is a great way to reset ourselves.
Give yourself a target if gettingviutside purposefully once a day during the week. 🌿🌿🌿

27/01/2021

Getting tarps, ropes & sticks beside laptops ready for Learning Through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant training this afternoon.
This may be the norm for a while. Got to keep moving onwards.
Looking forward to the walk in the woods afterwards will keep me going.

Getting tarps, ropes & sticks beside laptops ready for Learning Through Landscapes Local School Nature Grant training this afternoon.
This may be the norm for a while. Got to keep moving onwards.
Looking forward to the walk in the woods afterwards will keep me going.

Outdoor education centres warn of risk of closure due to Covid 17/01/2021

Outdoor education centres warn of risk of closure due to Covid

Lots of pressures around our residential outdoor centres it’s been almost 12 months with no clients. It’s the time when we need them most when our physical and mental health is low due to the pandemic.
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/dec/13/outdoor-education-centres-warn-of-risk-of-closure-due-to-covid?fbclid=IwAR11OYbF_NhIJ3sA_jajGTltxTfgJiDN7EjvZiaLi-sNAzTc8hHcaBybPOs

Outdoor education centres warn of risk of closure due to Covid Inner-city and vulnerable children ‘the silent sufferers’ if government in England and Wales does not help

Fruitful Orchards Project - Natural Resources Wales Citizen Space - Citizen Space 14/01/2021

Fruitful Orchards Project - Natural Resources Wales Citizen Space - Citizen Space

🌳 Free fruit trees for schools and educational settings in South Central Wales 🌱

NRW are asking schools and educational settings in the Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend areas, to sign up to receive free fruit trees to create their own orchards and help teach children about nature when they re-open.

Our Fruitful Orchards Project aims to equip educators with the skills they need to be able to establish a small orchard, manage it and use it as a learning resource.

The project provides opportunities to improve children's connection with nature while also increasing biodiversity by creating new habitats with food for birds and insects in mostly urban areas.

Eligible schools and settings can sign up by completing an online form by 29 January. Once registered, we will support schools and settings to plan their orchard, provide the teaching and learning resources they will need and deliver the trees.

Despite the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of schools and settings have already sign up to receive their fruit trees with help from our local authority partners, and some have already planted their trees!

In December, pupils at Fairfield Primary School in Penarth planted an orchard of five apple trees in their school grounds.

Sign up here http://orlo.uk/xBepp

Cardiff Council / Cyngor Caerdydd
Vale of Glamorgan Council
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council
Merthyr Tydfil CBC
Bridgend County Borough Council

Fruitful Orchards Project - Natural Resources Wales Citizen Space - Citizen Space Find and participate in consultations run by Natural Resources Wales

Amid the gloom of lockdown, I have taken solace in nature | David Lindo 13/01/2021

Amid the gloom of lockdown, I have taken solace in nature | David Lindo

With the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch approaching this is a nice read. Where ever you go walk with mindfulness and there are always birds to spot and connect with.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/07/amid-the-gloom-of-lockdown-i-have-taken-solace-in-nature

Amid the gloom of lockdown, I have taken solace in nature | David Lindo If you’re feeling cooped up, defy the cold, head for your local park and marvel at the antics of gulls, starlings and fieldfares, says urban birder David Lindo

06/01/2021

An activity to do either in the house or outside in the garden or on your exercise walk - makes it more mindful if you do.

An activity to do either in the house or outside in the garden or on your exercise walk - makes it more mindful if you do.

Outdoor learning ideas | Outdoor Lesson ideas | LtL 05/01/2021

Outdoor learning ideas | Outdoor Lesson ideas | LtL

Schools now going back to blended learning until the 18th January in Wales and longer elsewhere. If Staff are looking for Oitdoor Learning resources to help them with their online provision LtL have a great free selection.

https://www.ltl.org.uk/free-resources/

Outdoor learning ideas | Outdoor Lesson ideas | LtL Hundreds of free outdoor learning ideas from Learning through Landscapes, ideal for forest school and curruicular led lessons.

21/12/2020

Can wholly recommend this experience. Great to see this centre carry on with its learning outdoors regardless of the struggles around it. With this pandemic continuing it is just what is needed for not only children but for adults as well. Just being outside is a perfect safe way to deliver a much needed tonic for our mental health and well-being. Add a dose of outdoor activity and you have a perfect way to increase your physical, psychological and social skills as well. This Outdoor Vaccine is tried and tested and certified by its users to be 100% successful. 🌿✔️

‼️‼️WARNING! Extremely biased post 😉
If you haven't already discovered Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre then this is a must do for 2021! My children took part in the holiday clubs this summer and now attend after school club too. I have seen them grow in confidence, push through their comfort zones and learn to work as a team. They get lots of exercise, bundles of fresh air and all in stunning countryside! AND this is not just for children, parents can join in too 😉
Vouchers are available to purchase now and they will make superb gifts this Christmas plus you will be helping to support vital outdoor education >>>

Visit the website - https://www.longtownoutdoorlearning.co.uk/
Buy the voucher now - bit.ly/LOLT-Gift-Voucher

#shoplocal #supportlocal #christmasin10abergavenny

[12/20/20]   I am focusing on gratitude. I am accepting my world as it is & letting go of what I can't control. I don't do anger, resentment, suspicion or regret. I do love, relationship, kindness, understanding, forgiveness, compassion & tolerance. I do today. I do you, not I. How about you?

Videos (show all)

Back on the river again at Byecross. After the storms of the past few days there is a pleasant  flow covering the gravel...
The boys team at the rapids did well. I would have had my money in that boat today but they proved me wrong. But made up...
Symmonds Yat rapids with Duke If Edinburgh Griup. Lost a bit of clarity in the middle as their line was towards the larg...
A good line through the rapids at Symmonds Yat  Last few km to Monmouth through the Biblins and finish. Great group of y...
A little light relief from the heat today.
Heading on down to Lowe Lydbrook for lunch
Kerne Bridge corner negotiated safely.
The broken weir at the warren between Glasbury and Hay on Wye.

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3 Triley Cottages
Abergavenny
NP7 8DE
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The Bushcraft Academy The Bushcraft Academy
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