What are the different forms of outdoor learning, how are the programmes delivered, and what is their impact? View our archive of features, case studies and research.
Funding cuts mean youth workers are increasingly taking jobs outside traditional youth work settings. Joe Lepper explores how roles are changing and what that means for young people.
Policy framework around outdoor learning in natural environments; government initiatives; and the increasing body of evidence on how outdoor learning improves outcomes.
Advocates of outdoor learning highlight a wide variety of benefits for children and young people. Charlotte Goddard looks at the evidence and explores a range of projects that teach new skills.
Residential trips have formed a core part of youth provision over many years. Joe Lepper explores how these sometimes life-changing experiences have evolved to meet the needs of young people today.
Twenty years since the Lyme Bay tragedy in which four young canoeists died, outdoor learning activities are enjoying a revival, says Charlotte Goddard, with proven benefits to children's long-term wellbeing
A "framework of outcomes for young people", developed by The Young Foundation, aims to help the youth sector prove the impact of its work. Charlotte Goddard examines how three charities have been trialling it
Outdoor education workers need practical skills to back up their qualifications, finds Charlotte Goddard
An 'outstanding' Ofsted judgment can take years of hard work. With nearly one in five early years settings having achieved this, what can leaders do to maintain the momentum, asks Jo Stephenson.
City-centre nursery prioritises outdoor play, with the garden a seamless part of the setting.
Charity offering personal development opportunities for vulnerable 14- to 18-year-olds has developed a programme aimed at building young people's confidence and developing leadership skills.
London-based nursery inspired by the Forest School approach, where most of the learning takes place outdoors
Five-day residential that builds the communication and teamwork skills of children about to enter secondary school.
NCS programme in the north west of England, which includes an adventure week at an outdoor activity centre.
Residential project connecting young people at risk of exclusion with farming and animals, to improve self-esteem, soft skills and behaviour at school.
Making the outdoors an everyday experience, whether for young children or teenagers, can have huge benefits for all involved.
Young people struggling to move on with their lives gain valuable new skills through Venture Trust's outdoor learning programme.
Hastings Wild Things boosts the wellbeing of children, young people and adults by helping them enjoy nature and the outdoors.
These summaries of key research on outdoor learning have been produced with the help of Lucy Maynard, head of research at Brathay Trust; Dr Chris Loynes, reader in outdoor studies at University of Cumbria; and Jim Burt, outdoor learning programme manager at Natural England.