Trailblazer

Promoting everyday outdoor learning

Trailblazer is an exciting outdoor learning resource for young people of all ages, in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, the Isle of Wight and West Berkshire.

With training, activities and resources and experience sharing opportunities, Trailblazer supports you to embed curriculum teaching outside using your school grounds.

Now with updated activities and resources.

Trailblazer Activities

Trailblazer Co-ordinator Resources

Willow play house
Pond dipping

Become a Trailblazer

Learn how to develop your school or group's outdoor learning provision by attending one of our training days. Our next training days are:

  • Tuesday 25 May 2021 at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre, GU34 3JU
  • Tuesday 5 October 2021 at Stubbington Study Centre, PO14 2ND

Course information

Why Trailblazer?

Active and outdoor learning increases motivation and engagement in young people and can add value to teaching and learning across all areas of curriculum.

With the 2019 Ofsted Inspection Framework focusing on the breadth of a school's curriculum offer, Trailblazer can support you in providing exciting outdoor learning as a regular structured part of your curriculum, making the most of your school grounds or local area.

Recent quotes from Ofsted about Outdoor Learning in Hampshire Schools.

Supports personal development

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

Makes Learning Fun

Boys using hoop for maths
Teachers plan a curriculum that makes learning fun. They use a variety of resources, including the outdoors, to grab the pupils' attention.

Promotes Curiosity

Children pond dipping
Pupils thoroughly enjoy school. They are curious and interested to find things out. Pupils learn to manage risks safely. For example, they explore and talk enthusiastically about pond dipping and climbing trees.

Develop Life Skills

Children digging
Pupils enjoy fantastic opportunities inside and outside classrooms. They learn many of the skills they will need later in life.

Promotes Physical Development

Boy in cornfield
Outdoor learning promotes children's physical development well....Children are inquisitive and want to learn. This is because staff instil a thirst for learning and curiosity.