Wild Classrooms is an exciting project which aims to focus and support outdoor learning in schools in Gloucestershire. It is based around getting children outside to observe & experience seasonal changes and/or cover elements of the science curriculum such as adaptation, classification or plant reproduction. It can also be easily adapted to a more sensory approach to experiencing nature and/or act as a stimulus for creative projects.
Every participating class gets a FREE A2 full colour monthly wildlife poster, a class A4 notebook, Teacher’s notes and a visit from our experienced, DBS checked Wild Classrooms Project Officer. We now also have six themed Calendars aimed at encouraging children to discover more about local birds, butterflies & moths, trees, invertebrates, wildflowers & Cotswold rural skills
The project is highly flexible so can be used by teachers according to their experience and/or individual requirements.
For more information please contact Tamsin, Wild Classrooms Project Officer
Stroud Valleys Project is a small Gloucestershire based environmental charity. We were founded in 1988, originally to help protect the industrial heritage of Stroud and its five valleys. However, since then, we have branched out to the natural environment and now have an established reputation for our work with local community groups and volunteers: helping, inspiring and training them to discover and nurture the wildlife and green spaces on their doorsteps. In this way, we are opening up opportunities for a much wider group of people to become involved in environmental improvement, reaching out to young and old, as well as to those previously cut off from such activities by disadvantage or disability.
As part of our work with younger people, we set up our educational project, Wild Classrooms. It aims to focus and support outdoor learning and is based around getting children outside to observe & experience what’s going on in the natural world, while also incorporating elements of the curriculum. We have created this website to support the project.