Connecting literature & outdoor environments for young readers & writers

Books Outdoors connected young readers and writers with literature in inspiring outdoor environments

During this project, we used outdoor learning contexts as stimuli for deeper exploration of stories. Two sites, in Lincolnshire and Shropshire were identifed and approached in August 2017, and were then each matched with a local school and a suitable book and author. The schools received copies of their chosen book, which they read, before meeting the author as part of an outdoor learning day at the site in December 2017. The visits inspired pupils to read more books with outdoor themes, and led to writing outcomes produced with their teachers in class.

Books Outdoors also brought teachers, authors and venue educators together to produce new resources for primary and secondary classrooms. The resource pack, available here, is a fantastic guide for anyone who wants to run their own outdoor literature event!


PARTNERS: Greenwood Centre (Shropshire) /  Frampton Marsh (Lincolnshire)

SUPPORTED BY: Ernest Cook Trust