Bortolotti, A. (2012). Aristotle and Vygotsky went for a walk: Some reflections about an Outdoor Journeys pilot study. Outdoor Journeys website.

Beames, S. & Ross, H. (2010). Journeys outside the classroom. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning, 10(2), 95-109.

Beames, S., Atencio, M. & Ross, H. (2009). Taking excellence outdoors. Scottish Educational Review, 41(2), 32-45.

Beames, S. (2010). Journeys in the school grounds and local neighbourhood. Environmental Education, 94(Summer), 6-7.

Beames, S. (2010). Outdoor Journeys. Pathways: The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 22(Autumn), 4-5.

Teachers and students have found these downloadable templates very useful:


Download an eight page OJs guidance document for secondary school teachers.

Continuing Professional Development

If teachers at your school are interested in learning more about how you and your colleagues can do more to bring the curricula alive through Outdoor Journeys, then please send me an email and we can look into running a CPD session for you.

Simon Beames (