The Outdoor Learning Cards (OLC) developed by the Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP) and cover 4 main areas:
- Team building
There are 50 cards in total which come with a handbook and CD of further resources and feedback from schools is that they are great for encouraging and improving the provision of high quality outdoor activities in schools. Amongst the resources on the CD are details of curriculum links at different key stages – of which there are lots!
In order to have a use the cards you need to attend a training course as detailed below. Training courses can be joined by small numbers of staff from a school/organisation or we can run a course just for your staff either at Thornbridge Outdoors, your school/base or at a venue of your choice.
The training courses involve getting practically involved with the activities whilst exploring the 50 cards and thinking how best to use them with young people.
As part of the course fee one person from each school will be given an Outdoor Learning Cards pack including a set of cards along with the handbook and CD.
Through the PE, Swimming and Outdoor Learning (PESOL) Team, of which Thornbridge Outdoors is a part, support is available to promote the use of the Outdoor Learning Cards in Sheffield schools. This support can be used for staff to attend OLC courses or for us to run an OLC course in your school. Contact us for details.
Staff from other schools are welcome to attend OLC courses at the costs outlined below.
First person from a school/organisation (set of OLC cards included): £200
Additional place for people from the same school/organisation (not including cards): £60
For schools with an upcoming booking at Thornbridge Outdoors, booking on a course at Thornbridge Outdoors:
First person from a school/organisation (set of OLC cards included): £150
Additional place for people from the same school/organisation (not including cards): £30
Bespoke course for your school/organisation:
A course of between 6 and 24 staff (set of OLC cards included) £600
Per additional group of up to 12 staff (not including cards) £250
We provide hot drinks and other refreshments during the course but meals are not provided – you will need to bring your own packed lunch.
The courses are of a practical nature and will be both indoors and outdoors, so course members should come with appropriate clothing.
For written directions see our contact us page or use our grid reference: SK196 710.
Full course details will be sent to applicants by email before the course. For further details please get in touch with us.
You can read our course booking terms and conditions here.