A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers’ job satisfaction. This study aimed to explore headteachers’, teachers’ and pupils’ views and experiences of an outdoor learning programme within the key stage two curriculum (ages 9–11) in South Wales, UK. As the lead author of the paper notes ‘This is a really important finding given the current concerns around teacher retention rates’. Follow the link for the summary of the research and its findings, and link to the study.

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