Achievements

Our achievements in Wales

Thousands of children across Wales have been encouraged and supported to get outdoors to play and learn as a result of LTL Cymru’s work. Working alongside the Welsh Assembly Government, Countryside Council for Wales and other partners we have:

  • Led on embedding outdoor learning and play in the Foundation Phase in Wales. Through creation of the Outdoor Learning Module and capacity building with FP Training Support Officers, we have been instrumental in the encouragement of good practice in outdoor play and learning across the Welsh early years sector.
  • Produced a comprehensive guide to help early years settings develop the quality of their outdoor spaces for learning and play. Hard copies of the 88 page bi-lingual publication have been distributed to 3,000 primary and early years settings throughout Wales: a downloadable version and further supporting resources are available free to all Welsh early years settings here.
  • Trained thousands of early years practitioners, teachers and education advisors across Wales through high quality training events at national and regional levels. Our training events are highly rated by participants who value the inspiring and practical nature of our training. Our training modules can be adapted for different settings and situations.
  • Equipped Estyn inspectors with the know-how to evaluate the quality of outdoor learning and play.
  • Raised the profile of outdoor learning and play through the Welsh educational press.
  • Developed an advisory visit service for schools and settings across Wales, giving them access to on-the-ground advice and support to improve their outdoor spaces for learning and play.
  • Provided support to hundreds of schools and settings across Wales through our membership support programme. In addition to support and advice by phone and email, we provide bimonthly mailings full of inspirational and practical applications and online access to a comprehensive resource bank – find out more about membership
  • Contributed significantly to the Outdoor Learning Handbook, published by the Welsh Assembly Government, providing practitioners with practical support on integrating outdoor learning into their teaching.
  • Ensured that the quality of outdoor spaces for learning and play is integral to the 21st Century schools programme of school building and refurbishment. We supported the all-Wales survey of schools to ensure that the condition and suitability of school grounds was a fundamental part of the survey (including training the surveyors and developing a school grounds audit tool) that will be used to inform the capital programme priorities.
  • Developed effective partnerships with a wide range of organisations including the Welsh Assembly Government, Countryside Council for Wales, Estyn, Real World Learning Partnership Cymru, Woodlands for Learning forum, Eco-Schools, ContinYou Cymru, Groundwork, Play Wales, MYM, CyMAL, Outdoor Education Advisers Panel and the ESDGC Schools Network.

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