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Elemental Play And Learning Through Risk, Challenge And Adventure Outdoors - 2 Day Course

This two day course is spread over consecutive days or can be separated with a gap task for Early Years leaders/managers in small groups who are keen to enhance and develop their pedagogical practice outdoors.


  • To consider different ways of seeing children - powerful, active and adventurous.
  • To reflect upon how we can ensure our outdoor spaces provide for these confident risk-takers and adventurers by using the elements and nature.
  • To enhance practitioner confidence and practice in challenging children by providing adventurous play with different resources including loose parts.

Day One


  • Presentation of principles, practice and theory of risk, challenge and adventure via outdoor play and learning.


  • Exploration of resources and books etc.
  • Discussions in groups about outdoor provocations
  • Planning next steps

The gap task will reflect on your current practice following the training day, with a view to bringing further ideas and feeding back at the next session.

Day Two


  • Feedback by groups as to progress with next steps
  • Presentation about outdoor leadership and physicality


  • Sharing DVD material
  • Exploration of loose parts

Trainer: Kathryn Solly

To book this course, please complete our booking enquiry form

Outdoor provision
Risk and Challenge in the Early Years