Do something different on your INSET day

Learn new teaching skills on your INSET days

It’s the new school term, with a year of INSET days to come. This year, why not learn a new skill on your INSET day?

We’ve created a one-day outdoor education skills programme designed especially for teachers. The hands-on course shows you how to design your own outdoor education module as well as providing you with ready-to-use ideas and lesson plans that can benefit your class.

And your school doesn’t have to be in the middle of the countryside for children to benefit from outdoor education. Many of the skills and techniques used in our outdoor education and adventure courses can also be used effectively in your school grounds, or nearby green areas.

Tony Ball, Programme Operations Manager, said:

“This course is about giving teachers even more skills and tools to help young people. We’ll give them the confidence to see the outdoors as an extra teaching resource, and how to use this different environment to help young people learn.”

Taking INSET days outdoors

The one-day course is ideal for INSET days and can work in one of two ways:

1.       Lakeside visit

Your team can get to grips with the outdoors here at our Lakeside Centre on the shores of Lake Windermere. We’ll provide on-site overnight accommodation (if required) meals and training at cost.

2.       Local hub

If there’s sufficient interest within a particular area, and a suitable outdoor space for the training to take place, our trainers can come to you and host the event at a local school.

Benefits for young people

More and more studies show that outdoor education, which provides opportunities for active and experiential learning, benefits young people both mentally and physically.

As teachers, you’ll know more than anyone that different children learn in different ways. Outdoor education is shown to be effective at engaging children who find traditional classroom environments more challenging.


To register your interest in our INSET Day outdoor education skills programme call 01539 539000 or email

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