Launching an outdoor learning resource for schools


A RESOURCE to help teachers learn outdoors has been launched by the School Authority.

Led by Pam Lowry, Director of Killylea PS in County Armagh, six videos describe the route, activities and benefits of outdoor learning.

The teacher professional learning resource also includes 16 shorter video clips, which offer a virtual tour of the school’s outdoor educational areas and highlight some of the activities children participate in.

Ms Lowry said she hoped the learning resource would “benefit schools in Northern Ireland on their outdoor learning journey”.

“Our staff have fully embraced outdoor learning as they see the benefits for students in terms of mental health and wellbeing and the development of resilience, problem solving, teamwork, communication and social skills,” she said.

“Our parents fully support outdoor learning because they can see the fun it brings while their children are actively involved in their learning.”

EA President Barry Mulholland said, “The launch of this new outdoor educational resource is a great example of the School Authority and school leaders working together to share their innovative teaching practices with the rest. of the education sector to improve the educational experiences of our children. and young people.

“I would like to thank Principal Pam Lowry, the teaching staff and the children of Killylea Primary School for working with us to create this valuable learning resource.”


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