Promoting outdoor learning and environmental education for young people of all ages

An exciting outdoor learning scheme for young people of all ages in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and West Berkshire.

Trailblazer supports and develops your work in outdoors learning with training, ideas, resources and experience sharing opportunities.

Trailblazer resources

Coordinator resources

Willow play house
Pond dipping

Become a Trailblazer

Get your school or youth group involved with one of our Trailblazer – Get Your School Started training days. Our next training days are:

  • 16 October 2019 at Testwood Lakes

Become a Trailblazer

Why Trailblazer?

Outdoor learning allows young people to achieve more than they might be able to in a traditional learning environment. Trailblazer supports you in providing exciting opportunities that engage young people and enhance learning. Our current Trailblazer schools are reaping the benefits of the scheme in many ways.

Supports personal development

Children climbing wall
It has a very positive effect on the behaviour of those who find classroom life difficult.

Increases motivation

Boys using hoop for maths
The children's faces light up when we are learning outside and this is noticed by all staff.

Makes learning enjoyable

Boy in cornfield
Children are enthusiastic and positive. They love all the maths and literacy we have done.

Promotes discovery

Children digging
Children that are more practical than academic have a chance to shine.

Raises awareness

Children pond dipping
Showing what we are achieving in the outdoors really helps children relate to the world around us.