Schools and settings should:
- provide more regular opportunities for children to develop and practise their reading and writing skills outdoors;
- plan, organise and assess learning and wellbeing as well in the outdoors as they do indoors;
- ensure that all staff are well trained and confident in using the outdoors to support children’s learning; and
- consider the impact on outcomes for children when making financial decisions to develop outdoor provision and facilities.
Local authorities should:
- provide training for leaders and managers to help them to identify best practice in the provision of outdoor learning; and
- work with schools and settings to improve the data available to evaluate the effectiveness of outdoor learning.
The Welsh Government should:
- provide guidance on evaluating the cost effectiveness of outdoor provision and facilities.
For a full list of recommendations, please download the report.