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.
Become a Trailblazer
Learn how to develop your school or group's outdoor learning provision by attending one of our training days. Our next open training days are:
- Monday 10 October 2022 - Minstead Study Centre SO43 7GJ
- Tuesday 25 April 2023 - Gilbert White Study Centre, GU34 3JU
Cost £110 per delegate with SLA (£150 non SLA).
We can also run a bespoke course for your school staff on your school grounds at a cost of £650 with SLA, for up to 20 staff (£900 non SLA).
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
It has a very positive effect on the behaviour of those who find classroom life difficult.
Makes Learning Fun
Teachers plan a curriculum that makes learning fun. They use a variety of resources, including the outdoors, to grab the pupils' attention.
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
Pupils enjoy fantastic opportunities inside and outside classrooms. They learn many of the skills they will need later in life.
Promotes Physical Development
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.