Originally from the UK, we are Elementary School Teachers working at an International School in Germany. Having followed similar paths, we both hold degrees in Outdoor Studies and a Postgraduate Certificate of Education in General Primary.
After a few years teaching in mainstream schools in the UK, we were inspired by colleagues who told us about their time working internationally. Dreaming of schools set amongst blue skies and sandy beaches we packed our bags and landed in the exotic land of… Germany. What we didn’t find in terms of sun and beaches, we did find in an amazing education system. Utilising our full skill set, we are Outdoor Learning Teachers working in a non-profit PYP school.
Having worked to develop and refine an already well established Outdoor Learning program for all students from Reception (3 years) to Grade 5 (11 years), we hope that sharing our ideas and experience will inspire more educators to take learning outdoors.
Kayleigh and Simon Waterworth