Free outdoor learning experiences for teachers

Teacher Taster2We understand that schools are under increasing pressure to deliver high quality learning experiences whilst managing limited time and resources.

Many schools are aware of the benefits of outdoor learning but struggle to justify the time spent out of school and the budget needed to organise such an experience.

Bringing outdoor learning to you 

With the Curriculum reaching beyond the confines of the classroom, confidence amongst teaching staff can be an issue facing schools. Many shy away from outdoor activities as they are unsure of the benefits and can worry about managing students outside of school.

Here's how the Outward Bound Trust can help: 

  • We're an educational charity and can offer participants financial support
  • Research confirms that outdoor learning experiences have very real and lasting benefits
  • We work in partnership with you to deliver a course that's exactly right for your young people.

So what's in it for teachers?

This is a fantastic opportunity for children and adults. Fresh air, space and teamwork all bring out the best in people and I feel a better person after experiencing these activities. Chris Pinkman, Moray House School of Education

In a previous blog post, we discussed the latest evidence highlighting the benefits of an Outward Bound experience on teachers who attended with their school.   

The Outward Bound Trust run FREE Outdoor Learning Taster Courses throughout the year - immersing teachers, lecturers and youth workers in our outdoor learning process allowing them to build their confidence and knowledge and to experience the benefits first-hand.


It's an ideal opportunity to meet our expert instructional staff and discuss the requirements of your young people with members of our team whilst contributing towards professional development.

All food, equipment and accommodation, are providedfree of charge - you just need to bring yourself, a colleague and a sense of adventure!

  • 10-11 March, Loch Eil, Highlands
  • 24-25 March, Howtown, Lake District