What is Trailblazer?
An outdoor learning scheme enabling you to incorporate learning outside the classroom across the curriculum in an exciting way.
An easily-accessible bank of ideas/resources to make being outdoors a stimulating learning experience.
On-going support and advice with the opportunity to share experiences, gain accreditation and attend further training.
What does it involve?
Trailblazer can fit into your school in a variety of ways. You may get the whole school involved, a year group, a class or even a small group.
You choose the activities that best fit your planning and interests. As long as they are outdoors they count!
You can work towards various levels of achievement ranging from Green (40 hours) to Platinum (150 hours). We also have a level just for the Foundation stage.
You can record your work in any way you like from a simple form to a wall display!
Each child will receive a certificate from Hampshire County Council which acknowledges their efforts and achievements.
Your school or group can also apply for a certificate to indicate your active involvement in the scheme on an annual basis.
We also supply fun and colourful stickers to use whenever appropriate.
As a Trailblazer you can borrow one of our brilliant resource kits. These contain a range of exciting apparatus to enhance Outdoor Learning from beanbags to parachutes. There are also kits for the Foundation stage.
Our web-based ‘Ideas Pages’ contain accessible activities that are curriculum based and enjoyable.
Our well-stocked library contains a wealth of resources that Trailblazer members can borrow for free.
We offer expert planning advice; helping you to incorporate Outdoor Learning into school life as easily as possible.
We work closely with Outdoor Centres enabling you to access appropriate training.
As a Trailblazer you will have access to regular News bulletins containing new ideas and giving you a chance to share your successes with others.
Trailblazer members can attend our regular Cluster Group Meetings; an opportunity to meet fellow Trailblazers and discuss ideas. Members can also find out about new initiatives and receive specific Curriculum training.