Influencing policy

We have helped build the evidence base for outdoor learning and play in education with a wide range of influential research projects .

In England we contributed to the development of the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance with Shared Visions and Values for Outdoor Play. In Wales we produced training materials on outdoor learning and play to support the introduction of the Welsh Foundation Phase.

We have also supported CABE, the government’s advisor on architecture and the built environment, to develop principles of good design for outside spaces.

Transforming spaces

By sharing ideas and good practice through our training and resources, and raising the quality of outdoor provision by building a network of 120 LTL accredited professionals, we have inspired tens of thousands of schools and early years settings to create outside spaces that support children’s learning and development.

We have also leveraged over £24,000,000 of grants through corporate partnerships using high profile competition and award programmes to help schools and settings transform their outside spaces, and managed award-winning show gardens  illustrating school grounds at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Transforming educational practice

Over 5,500 local authorities, schools and settings currently subscribe to LTL membership support resources.

 In addition, through our CPD programmes teachers and practitioners throughout the country are better equipped to take learning and play outdoors. Last year for example, more than 3,400 teachers and practitioners benefited from our courses or workshops.

And over the past 10 years our annual National School Grounds Week has inspired 6,000 - 9,000 teachers and early years practitioners to try new ways of taking learning and play outdoors.

Our achievements

Over the past 20 years we have influenced educational policy, provision and practice. Here are a few examples.

Influencing policy

We have helped build the evidence base for outdoor learning and play in education with a wide range of influential research projects.

In England we contributed to the development of the Early Years Foundation Stage Guidance with Shared Visions and Values for Outdoor Play. In Wales we produced training materials on outdoor learning and play to support the introduction of the Welsh Foundation Phase.

We have also supported CABE, the government’s advisor on architecture and the built environment, to develop principles of good design for outside spaces.

Transforming spaces

By sharing ideas and good practice through our training and resources, and raising the quality of outdoor provision by building a network of 120 LTL accredited professionals, we have inspired tens of thousands of schools and early years settings to create outside spaces that support children’s learning and development.

We have also leveraged over £24,000,000 of grants through corporate partnerships using high profile competition and award programmes to help schools and settings transform their outside spaces, and managed award-winning show gardens illustrating school grounds at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Transforming educational practice

Through our CPD programmes teachers and practitioners throughout the country are better equipped to take learning and play outdoors. Last year for example, more than 3,400 teachers and practitioners benefited from our courses or workshops.

Since 1998 National School Grounds Week has inspired thousands of schools and early years settings to try new ways of taking learning and play outdoors.

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