Outdoors & Active
The goal of the CREST Star Outdoors & Active project is to enable the use of outdoor spaces for science learning at primary school level through creating tailored activities exploring the themes of nature and sport, and to support primary teachers in running science activities utilising the outdoor classroom. The activities also promote pupils' engagement with the natural world and encourage an interest in physical activity.
These activities have been funded through the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
"Outdoor Learning is an engaging, effective and enjoyable form of learning, whether the emphasis is personal, social or environmental, or is about learning itself. Outdoor Learning provides first hand experience for learning about our natural world. It is also a powerful medium for personal, organisational and cultural change. Many socially useful purposes are readily achieved through Outdoor Learning."
Institute for Outdoor Learning - Why Outdoor Learning Matters
Outdoors & Active activities
There are three outdoor classroom activities at each award level. There are also three fantastic OPAL Nature funded outdoor activities available here, and two more in our Activities for home & holidays section. Each activity comes with an Activity card and an Organiser card; CREST Star members can also download additional resources for some of the activities.
Plant Detectives, Speed Scooters, Starting Sounds
Brilliant Birds, Discus Dilemma, Bumblebee Mystery
You Can Do It! Bowled Over, Playground Games, Outdoor Gym