Health and Physical Education
Outdoor learning provides opportunities to learn about interacting with others, connecting to the environment, teamwork and leadership. The outdoors provides a valid and important environment for developing movement competence, promoting a sense of wellbeing, enhancing personal and social skills, and developing an understanding of the concept of risk versus challenge. Outdoor recreation is typically associated with physical activity in outdoor, natural or semi-natural settings. These activities provide opportunities to connect individually, in small groups or as a community to the outdoor environment, contribute to health and wellbeing through direct personal experiences and promote lifelong physical activity.
Depending on how outdoor learning is planned and delivered, there is scope to link to focus areas such as: challenge and adventure activities, safety, health benefits of physical activity, food and nutrition, mental health and wellbeing, and lifelong physical activities.
Describe their own strengths and achievements and those of others, and identify how these contribute to personal identities (ACPPS015)
Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing (ACPPS018)
Identify and practise emotional responses that account for own and others feelings (ACPPS020)
Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place (ACPPS022)
Identify and explore natural and built environments in the local community where physical activity can take place (ACPPS023)