This one day conference will formally launch the new Guidance for the Management of Outdoor Learning, off-site visits and Learning Outside the Classroom in Cornwall. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear two world renowned speakers, Mick Waters and Leo Houlding, and to share their views and experiences of outdoor learning. In addition delegates will get the opportunity to attend two workshops delivered by top outdoor practitioners.
- inspire delegates to embrace outdoor learning
- provide practical outdoor ideas to enhance the curriculum
- share and celebrate the quality and breadth of outdoor learning in Cornwall
- provide networking opportunities for school staff and outdoor practitioners
There will be a choice of workshops covering Early Years to Secondary.
Those confirmed so far are:
- Developing practical outdoor science skills in the primary and secondary curriculum
- The John Muir Award - an scheme that encourages pupils to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places
- Simple activities for your school grounds
- Using climbing to enhance MFL
- Using your school grounds to enhance learning in EY/KS1
- A progressive outdoor learning programme in a primary schools
- Outdoor learning and humanities
- Art in the outdoors
Prof Mick Waters - Education Consultant
Professor Mick Waters works with the schools in the Black Country Challenge in raising standards in the West Midlands. He works with schools in other parts of the country on innovative approaches to learning and on several other initiatives to push the boundaries for making learning better.
Mick is an Honorary Fellow of the College of Teachers. He is a patron of Heads, Teachers and Industry (HTI), which seeks ways to build reciprocal understanding between sectors, and a Trustee of the Children’s University which offers a range of learning opportunities beyond the school environment. He is chair of Curriculum Enrichment for a Common Era, an organisation which promotes multicultural understanding through learning. Mick is also a patron of the Values Trust which endeavours to promote values driven approaches to learning. He is also the inaugural president of the Curriculum Foundation, which seeks to promote a voice for the power and potential of the whole curriculum.
Previously, he worked at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority as Director of Curriculum taking a leading role in helping schools to rethink their approach to curriculum design and influencing national policy on aspects of the national curriculum.
Mick believes that learning should be treasured and valued and that it needs to be shaped to fit with children’s lives. People in schools need to set understandings of their children alongside the learning they should meet to create learning that is irresistible.
Mick believes in being close to teachers, children and schools, and is often to be found in the classroom working with children. He has written books on the curriculum, teaching and learning, and management, as well as making presentations at numerous national and international conferences. He is passionate about the role of education in improving life chances for pupils. He enjoys asking adults to look at learning through the eyes of a pupil.
Leo Houlding - World class climber, alpinist, base jumper and adventurer www.leohoulding.com
Leo Houlding is quite simply one of the best climbers in the world.
A climbing prodigy, he has been on an adrenaline-fuelled adventure to push himself and his sport to the limits since he was 10 years old.
A British climbing champion by the age of 16, Leo has climbed some of the hardest routes in the world, including Mount Everest. In the last 3 years alone, Leo completed the first ascent of a route known as The Prophet on El Capitan, climbed Mount Asgard on the remote Baffin Island and scaled Cerro Autuna in the depths of the Amazon jungle.
He has just returned from leading an international team on the first ascent of a major new route on the remarkable Antarctic peak, Ulvetanna. Widely considered to be the most demanding peak on the harshest continent, the mile long north east ridge of the mountain has been described as one of "the last great climbs".
Leo’s career has been closely followed in the media since the BBC documentary about him, My Right Foot, aired in 2003. He has appeared on BBC’s Top Gear as well as hosting his own series Take Me To the Edge in 2008. 2010 saw Leo playing Sandy Irvine in the IMAX movie The Wildest Dream, retracing the last steps of Mallory and Irvine on their fateful expedition to Everest in 1924. His new science series for children, Fierce Earth, is currently airing on CBBC.
Leo is also an ambassador for Adventure Learning Schools™, an educational charity which promotes high quality adventure-based teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools.
The most widely recognized and articulate climber of his generation he has given motivational presentations to tens of thousands of people in more than 20 countries around the world including being asked to speak to the British Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street in 2008.
Where and When
Tuesday 10th September 2013
The Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall
9.15 am till 4pm
How to Book
Course Code CL024
For more information contact:
T: 01872 322930