Learning with fun in a Creative Classroom allows all pupils to be themselves, take necessary risks to achieve and embrace the culture of learning in a fun and practical way. In this blog post, I hope to share some simple ideas on how you can make this possible.Read More
With the autumn season in full swing and the inevitable changes in its weather patterns, it is still important for us to feel positive and make the most of the many fun outdoor activities we can still enjoy outdoors. Here are 5 great outdoor activities you can enjoy this autumn.Read More
Outdoor activities and increased learning opportunities can have a significant impact on our lives. As a teacher, I know how important this is and within this new blog post, I hope to highlight the significance of these potential benefits. Read on to see if you agree.Read More
Over the summer holidays, and with valuable time on my hands. It was good to get outside and find the opportunity to explore some more locations in the Netherlands I don't necessarily have the chance to visit all that often. Read on and find out more about what the east has to offer.Read More
Review of our latest Glamping in France. We chose to camp at the Huttopia Campgrounds on the picturesque island of Noirmoutier. This is a comprehensive review of the campsite and what it has to offer all visitors.Read More
Over the last few months, I have been testing out another one of Quad Locks great sports products. This time I have been using the Sports Armband out on my regular runs. Read this review and see what I thought of it.Read More
After reading all about the impressive work of Lizzie Carr and her Plastic Patrol initiative. We decided to take some of her great ideas and further develop them with our own, in order to create some amazing new designs for her trusty Stand Up Paddle Board and then write up our amazing work within a series of detailed newspaper reports.Read More
Here is a list of some of my 5 favourite outdoor clothing brands to help you get started and kitted out for the Great Outdoors. I start with The North Face, probably the best known outdoor clothing brand out there, then move on to the likes of Fjallraven, Haglofs, Montane and Rab Equipment. Where I hope to give my honest opinion of what these popular brands might offer.Read More
People of the Outdoors is my latest series whereby I acknowledge those individuals who are inspired and motivated to spend their lives in the Great Outdoors. This series forms a selection of personal interviews and imagery taken from these dedicated individuals.
The first interview is by intrepid Outdoor Enthusiast Rory Southworth, who enjoys utilisng the wild outdoors, at any given opportunity.Read More
It is time for me to GO GREEN in 2019. To cut back on all the unnecessary bad stuff and do more to help shape a positive future. Find out all about Going Green in 2019 in my latest Blog Post and why I think it is something we all should start to do in the year ahead. Together let us make a difference to the world we live in and begin to follow a more sustainable approach to life in general.Read More
During my own childhood and Primary Schooling, back in the 1980’s. I have very clear and distinct memories of how cool my school was. With my local Primary School being a diverse and exciting place, where I was not only lucky enough to be inspired by the world around me, but also by the bold and inspirational individuals who led us along this beautiful learning journey. One thing was clear, I really enjoyed learning from the Great Outdoors.
Find out more about the Surprising Benefits of Outdoor Learning in my new blog post.
‘Thoughts and Stories from the Great Outdoors’Read More
What will it be like in 2019?
With 2018 drawing to a close and a New Year around the corner. This blog post focuses on all that have supported me during a pretty successful 2018 and how I can encourage others to step up, get out and do something new in the year ahead.Read More
'Do more of what makes you happy’ is a frequently used saying. It is also a saying that is often misused or perhaps overlooked. Feeling happy or finding happiness in life is something we all seek. How we get there or how long it takes, is always a question the individual has to answer themselves.
A practical view on how we can utilise what is all around us in order to bring some extra positive thinking and overall happiness into our lives.
‘Thoughts and Stories from the Great Outdoors’
It is fair to suggest, that at some point in our lives we've all heard and possibly used the phrase 'I can't do it!' and as a result of adopting such an approach, it can often lead us into following a negative mindset and the distinct possibility of merely giving up before we have even really started.
Read all about my latest thoughts and why adopting a Growth Mindset with the outdoors, will bring overall positivity to your life and others around you.
‘Thoughts and Stories from the Great OutdoorsRead More
Read all about my latest Camping visit to Delflandhoeve in the Netherlands.
A great little campsite in South Holland, close to the city of Delft.
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Read on to find out what I thought about their versatile 21oz water bottle.Read More
Prehistory - Life in the Stone Age
One great thing about being a teacher is that you get to participate in some fantastic projects. Projects that are not exciting for you (the teacher), but also the children you are teaching.
Over the past few weeks my class has been excited about learning more about Prehistory and in particular life during the Neolithic and Palaeolithic periods.
Find out more about what we have been up to in my latest blog post. How to make Stone Age dwelling.Read More
In pursuit of further developing creativity, I decided to present my class with another open-ended and creative task.
A task that would not only encourage the children I teach to work together, think expansively, but also build stronger levels of resilience and perseverance in order to reach and hopefully achieve a desirable goal.
Read on to find out more.Read More
How to Reproof an Outdoor Jacket with Nikwax Waterproofing. It is time to test out some Nikwax waterproofing products, which were kindly given to me by Nikwax. Nikwax is the world Leaders in waterproofing. You can read all about my detailed product review and how I reproofed an old outdoor jacket. Breathing new life into it and saving money on buying a new one.
Time for a Digital Detox
I remember the days when Social Media and electronic devices didn’t exist. I remember the days when I (personally) would spend hours of my day, care free and out in the fresh air.
This new blog post highlights another reason why it is important to ‘get back to nature’and give your body and mind a Digital Detox.Read More