Elemental play and learning through risk, challenge and adventure outdoors (two day course)

This two day course is spread over consecutive days for Early Years leaders/managers in small groups who are keen to enhance and develop their pedagogical practice outdoors.


  • To consider different ways of seeing children - powerful, active and adventurous.
  • To reflect upon how we can ensure our outdoor spaces provide for these confident risk-takers and adventurers by using the elements and nature.
  • To enhance practitioner confidence and practice in challenging children by providing adventurous play with different resources including loose parts.

Day One - 29th November:


  • Presentation of principles, practice and theory of risk, challenge and adventure via outdoor play and learning.


  • Exploration of resources and books etc.
  • Discussions in groups about outdoor provocations
  • Planning next steps

Day Two - 30th November:


  • Feedback by groups as to progress with next steps
  • Presentation about outdoor leadership and physicality


  • Sharing DVD material
  • Exploration of loose parts
  • Planning next steps

The course will be held at a suitable venue in London to allow delegates to look around and view high-quality early years provision.

NB: This is a two-day course to be held on the 29th and 30th November. If you can only make one day of the course, but would still like to attend, please let us know.

The Trainer

You can view Kathryn Solly's biography on her dedicated Associates page.

Speaker/s: Kathryn Solly

Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm on both 29th and 30th November

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