11th July - 13th July 2022


Residential (3 days, 2 nights)

If you want to develop a compassionate relationship with outdoor spaces, Fircroft College can provide the ideal environment. The outdoors will stimulate individuals and teams to link their well-being to the environment.

Discovering how the outdoors can serve as a recreational and teaching resource, the course includes:

  • How to "go green" through exploring green initiatives, including planting and looking after green spaces
  • Investigating how green initiatives on campus, including food waste and recycling, growing and consuming your own foods in the learning space, could influence students' values.
  • Working cooperatively and efficiently with peers to accomplish common goals while accounting for individual needs, ideas, and abilities.
  • How your ecological footprint, by immersing yourself in outdoor green spaces, can offset your indoor ecological footprint.
  • Explore some ecological principles in a managed ecosystem, including energy flow, trophic levels, nutrient cycling, preservation and management of green spaces and how these shape our relationship to the planet.

You will cover the following:

  • An introduction to how we can serve the environment for it to serve us better
  • Immersing yourself in the outdoor space at Fircroft College as a learning classroom
  • Engaging in a sustainability trail on campus and building skills to work as a team in outdoor spaces.


This 3 day course ranges from £0 - £50 including accommodation and meals, depending on your income.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course just a willingness to learn. 


Level 1 


You may wish to progress onto our Outdoors for a Healthy Mind or our Climate Change and the Environment: What on Earth is it? courses