For Schools

the ‘Curricular Outdoor Learning Request’ form

…has been implemented to help school staff and Outdoor Learning teaching staff work together to; plan, deliver and review using Supported Outdoor Learning Lessons as an approach to learning, teaching, and assessment.

There is no limit to the number of applications submitted from a single school.
Please complete the request form to the best of your ability and return to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk.  If accepted, the finer details can be worked through before commencement of the request.


How can we help you?

Specialist Outdoor Learning Teacher Provision

Adventure Award Days

Inter-School Challenges, Competitions and Festivals

Bikeability

First Aid for Pupils

Residentials

Extra Curricular & Extra Requests


Specialist Outdoor Learning Teacher Provision

To request a member of Outdoor Learning teaching staff:

  1. Please complete a ‘Curricular Outdoor Learning Request Form’  with as much information as you can and return it to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk.
  • All teaching projects are fully inclusive, working towards raising attainment using Outdoor Learning as an approach to learning. With a particular focus (depending on the class) on numeracy, literacy and health & wellbeing.  Where relevant and with certain targeted groups, teaching projects work towards Developing the Young Workforce and closing the attainment gap between the most and least disadvantaged children.  We are aiming towards most teaching projects delivering SCQF points.  All teaching projects are designed and delivered by fully qualified teaching staff.
  • When lessons/ projects are in the school grounds or local area the OL Teacher can provide all the necessary advice and training (inc. CLPL courses) for school based teachers, auxiliary staff, adult helpers etc. to develop and sustain teaching in the outdoor environment.
  • When lessons/ projects progress to include adventurous activities the OL Teacher can provide the technical competence/ skills/ knowledge to deliver these lessons alongside school-based teachers, auxiliary staff, adult helpers etc.

Adventure Award Days

To book an instructor led session:

  1. Check the PUPIL EVENTS – Outdoor Learning Calendar
  2. Phone or email the Outdoor Learning Service to arrange provisional dates times and numbers
  3. Complete a ‘Curricular Outdoor Learning Request Form’ and email it to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk to confirm the booking.
  • These are orienteering, climbing and paddle-sports sessions for pupils run at venues across the county.
  • This is an opportunity for young people to gain the skills needed to progress in a range of Outdoor & Adventurous Sports. Young people have the opportunity to gain local and national certification.  All awards meet a range of CfE experiences and outcomes.

Inter-School Challenges, Competitions and Festivals

Click on the image below to discover what we have on offer this academic year


Bikeability

Bikeability is based on the government approved National Standards for Cycle Training, which teaches trainees the necessary skills to ride confidently on today’s roads.

It is a life-long skill that can be instilled at a young age, encouraging a healthy lifestyle, boosting confidence and developing independence.

There are three award levels for Bikeability, with a level to suit all abilities, from beginner to experienced commuter or rider:

  • Level 1 teaches basic bike-handling skills in a controlled traffic-free environment.
  • Level 2 teaches trainees to cycle planned routes on minor roads, offering a real cycling experience.
  • Level 3 ensures trainees are able to manage a variety of traffic conditions and is delivered on busier roads with advanced features and layouts.
Bikeability

Email outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk  if you would like to find out more about how the pupils in your school can take part.


First Aid for Pupils

Many schools take up First Aid training for their pupils. This has been successfully delivered to pupils from P1 onwards. Training is specifically tailored to suit the age and ability of pupils. Please complete a ‘Curricular Outdoor Learning Request Form’  and submit to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk

For staff First Aid Training please see our For Training section of the website.


Residentials

As well as the wonderful Old School House Innerwick available for adventures we also are offering a school the chance to have their pupils go on a Scottish Winter ‘Brilliant Residential’ There is a nominal charge of £20 per pupil for this trip. This then includes all transport food, accommodation, and winter adventure activities (led by Outdoor Learning Teaching staff). This offer is open to any ELC school. Numbers will be limited to approx a dozen young people. To take up this offer please get in touch with outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk and be prepared to complete a ‘Curricula Outdoor Learning Request form’

This fantastic opportunity is made possible through your Outdoor Learning Service being able to deliver professional learning to Outdoor Professional organisations. – (BAIML; MTA)


Extra curricular and Extra Request sessions

To arrange bespoke sessions:

Please complete the Staff/ Session Booking Form and email to outdoorlearning@elcschool.org.uk .


Examples…

Sample all on one page ‘lesson plan’ for Prehistoric East Lothian (Word doc)