North East Lincolnshire Council

Outdoor Learning Cards

The Outdoor Learning Cards are a resource developed to aid teachers and youth leaders in delivering outdoor based activities to children and young people from key stages 1-4 onsite or in the surrounding environment. The learning cards can help you directly contribute to children and young people’s personal, educational and developmental aims which are broken down into four categories:

Orienteering – developing navigational skills

Team Building and Problem Solving – how to work cohesively to think of solutions

Bouldering – use of low level climbing walls

Journeying – (Pre DofE) local visits planned by young people

As individual activities they specifically support the PE curriculum from keystage 1-4. The learning cards also support other areas of the curriculum such as maths, English, geography, PSHE and ICT by applying such concepts in an outdoor setting.

NEL Outdoor Learning Service provide training and support for teachers/ youth leaders to enable them to deliver the Orienteering, Team Building and Problem Solving, Bouldering and Journeying activities at their own convenience. The training is 1 day delivered by your local Learning Outside the Classroom Advisor.

For additional information on how to support Outdoor and Adventure Activities (OAA) please visit

Ian Coxan, Outdoor Learning Service, Old Clee Primary Academy, Colin Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 8EN


Telephone: 01472 313131

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm except bank holidays