Outdoor Learning

´╗┐Outdoor learning offers unique opportunities to extend the potential of our children and young people. We learn in context and through experience and place so we need to offer different and challenging experiences to stimulate learning and development. Learning beyond the classroom, in all its forms, can make a huge contribution to this.

East Ayrshire has had a ranger service since 1981 which has offered an environmental education programme for schools throughout East Ayrshire and beyond. Over the last few years there has been a change of focus from traditional nature based walks to activities which assist the classroom teacher in delivering cross curricular objectives.

The development of the Curriculum for Excellence allowed us the opportunity to develop the environmental education and the programme is now curriculum and project driven. It is children led and encourages personal, social and community education allowing opportunities for early years, primary, secondary and tertiary education providers.

To make a booking or for more information email info@eastayrshireleisure.com or telephone 01563 554743

If your school is looking for an environmental education booking with the Ranger Service not linked to the Curriculum for Excellence email us using the address above.

Visits from schools within East Ayrshire are free of charge. There is a £2.10 charge per head for schools outwith East Ayrshire. 2 adults per class are permitted free of charge .