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5 Natural Loose Parts for Outdoor Learning

Here at Alfresco Learning we are always raving about natural loose parts. They are our ‘go to’ resources to take the curriculum outdoors and no, they a...

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Bringing nature into our classrooms

It seems that the neutral classroom theme is here to stay, and why shouldn’t it? Neutralising busy classroom colours has been proven to have a calming ef...

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Outdoor meditation & mindfulness for children

Supporting children post COVID-19 is going to require lots of emotional support for our classes. It’s likely that the emotional impact of lockdown will t...

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How to unlock the learning potential in your outdoor area

It's human nature to want what we don't have. The same often goes for teachers in the form of environment envy! Whether you have woodland space, a large op...

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Establishing an Effective Outdoor Learning Environment

For today’s blog post we would like to introduce the very lovely Anna! We met Anna at a conference, her abundance in energy instantly won us over and we ...

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How to introduce your class to outdoor learning

During this time of lockdown, lots of us have taken a moment to reflect on our day to day lives & routines. Now with the return to school pulled back i...

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Our Alfresco Year – Summer Term

#ouralfrescoyear challenge was started to help raise the profile of outdoor lear...

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3 Books to Promote Curiosity Outdoors

If you’ve clicked to read this post it’s probably because you’re an educator who puts your children at the heart of education. Any educator who does ...

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18 Simple Garden Activities for Children

There’s always been a multitude of benefits to children (& adults!) spending time in nature. But now more so than ever nature is providing a sanctuar...

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9 steps to establish a home learning routine

If you’re reading this right now it’s likely you’re someone who has had home learning quite literally thrust upon them by the current circumstances. ...

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