Getting started

Devon County Council – Outdoor Education, Visits and Off-Site Activities Health and Safety Policy. All the guidance on ratios, risk assessment and best practice for trips outdoors and away from school.

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. The national body championing all forms of learning outside the classroom across all age ranges and across the whole curriculum. Training, resources and accreditation for schools and teachers.

Learning Away. Campaigning for life changing ‘Brilliant Residentials’ to improve outcomes for all children and young people. Case studies and advice for all schools on planning high quality, affordable residential experiences.

Institute for Outdoor Learning. A range of resources to support teachers in bringing outdoor learning into the curriculum.

Forest School Association. Advice on choosing a Forest School practitioner or trainer. Reminder of the principles of Forest School and guidelines for good practice.

Devon Dark Skies Week See our dark skies pages for KS1 and KS2 lesson plans created by the CPRE that are based around dark skies and tacking light pollution.

Providers in Devon

SOLID Member Organisations. Search on the map or scan the list to find the expert outdoor/ sustainability provider you need.

National Portal

Countryside Classroom. Connecting schools with food, farming and the natural environment. Huge database of outdoor learning resources, searchable by key stage; subject; theme etc.