Learning through Landscapes is the UK charity dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning and play for children.
Our vision is that every child benefits from stimulating outdoor learning and play in their education.
We aim to enable children to connect with nature, be more active, be more engaged with their learning, develop their social skills and have fun!
Where possible we encourage young people to have a say in the way their grounds are used and improved. As a result they learn to create and look after something valuable; their self-esteem grows and their behaviour improves, along with their potential to learn and achieve.
We do this through three avenues:
We focus our resources on educational settings, because we believe that this is where children will derive the greatest benefit. The school playground is the one outside space that children have frequent access to. Despite the proven benefits of outdoor learning and play, 8 in 10 teachers believe that their school is failing to make the most of these valuable spaces for children.
This approach is guided by three core values which guide everything we do. We believe that we can achieve the greatest impact by:
We are the only UK charity specialising in outdoor learning and play in education. Our unrivalled knowledge and expertise is based on twenty years experience of practical action and research.
We aim to reach all schools and settings in England, Scotland and Wales. Our staff work in the three home nations. In Wales we operate as LTL Cymru and in Scotland as Grounds for Learning. We deliver services on the ground through an expanding network of freelance LTL accredited associates.
Our surveys of schools who have improved their grounds demonstrate the benefits: