Pinpoint Adventure | Curriculum Enrichment – Through Outdoor Learning

What is it?
Curriculum enrichment is about enhancing learning through outdoor activities all related to the curriculum. It could be youngsters working as a team to cross the crocodile swamp, it could be constructing a working shaduf and irrigating part of the school field, or making a wattle and daub house, using a pirate map to find buried treasure, making a fire and cooking chapatis, building a fairy garden, or using thinking skills to identify different types of rock or explorers food, investigating soil, or building different styles of animal houses, or...

Whichever activities are involved, we guarantee the youngsters will be learning by doing, thinking outside the box, working as a team, getting dirty, speaking, listening, thinking and most important of all – having fun as they learn. Pinpoint Adventure is fully committed  to the increasing body of evidence which shows that being outdoors is simply  a wonderful  learning environment; as Hilary Harriman comments in her book The Outdoor Classroom ‘In many cases, the outdoor environment is far more practical and more effective for some learning experiences than the indoor environment’

The list of possible themes and activities involved in curriculum enrichment is huge, but a small selection would include: Life in a Developing Country, India, Explorers, Water, Rivers, Beach Studies, Geology and Volcanoes, Rocks and Soils, Animals and Animal Houses, Anglo-Saxons, Indigenous Peoples around the World, Life as a Lead Miner, Speaking and Listening, Problem Solving, Team Work activities, Forest Schools, Bushcraft

Who can do it?
We currently work with a number of Nurseries, Early Years groups and Primary Schools across Northumberland, the North East of England and Cumbria. We will be delighted to discuss the many options and huge range of activities that are possible

Where can I do this?
Nearly all of the curriculum enrichment work that we do simply takes place on school playing fields. However as a treat, the Primary Schools we work with sometimes make a visit with Pinpoint Adventure to some beautiful woodland, or to explore Tyne Bottom Mine, or to sit behind a waterfall, to go to St Mary’s Island for a day of beach investigation, to visit a local river, or take part in a residential visit to the Lake District

When can I do this?
Curriculum enrichment can take place at any time of the year, though most sessions that we deliver happen between March and October. However, I have often cooked bread with groups on an open fire in the snow in December or January!

Why book with Pinpoint Adventure?
We are passionate about outdoor learning. Pinpoint Adventure provides all of the equipment for curriculum enrichment sessions; we hold a huge stock of kit sufficient for all group sizes, as well as a huge range of kit for the many different activities we offer

What do I need to bring?
Your class – suitably equipped for the weather!

How do I make a booking?
To make a booking or for more information contact Ian on 07786 872060 or via ian@pinpointadventure.com