Outdoor Learning

Moti-Lab water play benefits SEND children of all abilities

Moti-Lab in action with a child

Education For Everybody editor Victoria Galligan speaks to Moti-Lab founder Richard O’Neill about his invention and how the resource is ideally suited to children with additional needs.

If you’ve ever seen children playing outside with water, you’ll know how hard it is to tear them away from their work – they’re fully engaged, enjoying the sensory experience and learning how the water flows, exploring how it affects objects and how they can change its effects and generally having a blast splashing and pouring.

The Parks Trust Education Ranger Achieves National Accreditation

Outdoor Learning

A member of The Parks Trust’s Outdoor Learning Team, which works with around 6,000 adults and school children across Milton Keynes every year, has been recognised as an Accredited Practitioner by national body the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

James Walsh, who has worked for The Parks Trust for three years, received the accreditation after completing a comprehensive portfolio of work and passing an interview panel with two independent assessors.

The work in his portfolio included published articles in industry magazines, personal reflections on practice and the issues facing the outdoor learning industry, detail around his experience and an ongoing professional development plan.