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Teacher Training

We deliver a wide range of continuous professional development courses for teachers in early years, primary, secondary and special schools.
All training courses are tailored to the needs of the school focusing on learning outside the classroom with direct links to the new Science, Geography, History, Design Technology, Literacy and Numeracy National Curriculums.

The training is developed and delivered by our Environmental Education Officers, who have extensive experience in delivering environmental education across the age ranges. The following are examples of training that we can deliver at your nursery, primary, secondary or special school:

Planning and delivering learning outside the classroom with cross-curricular links

Half or full day INSET


Teaching Science outdoors

Twilight or half day INSET


Teaching Humanities outdoors



The Pond – an outdoor classroom



Woodland – an outdoor classroom

Twilight or half day INSET


Grow your own fruit and vegetables

Twilight, half or full day INSET


Taking learning to the park/nature reserve

Twilight or half day INSET


Setting up an energy saving campaign




We design courses to inspire teachers to take curriculum learning outdoors and develop confidence in using school grounds and local outdoor spaces to teach all key stages. Courses cover the benefits and risks of using the outdoors as a learning environment and include a range of hands-on practical activities as well as signposting to a range of useful resources for learning outdoors.

If you would like more information about our teacher training, please contact our Education Project Officers:

Charlotte Ball or Carolyn Mallott (01707 260129) for enquiries in Hertfordshire

Emma Reynolds (07736 132495) for enquiries in Luton & Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

Anna Martin (01473 350371) for enquiries in Essex, Suffolk & Norfolk