NATIONAL OUTDOOR LEARNING AWARD
NOLA is a nationally recognised award, which students achieve by participating in an outdoor program. The Award can be used with any age group; any outdoor activity; over any length of time. Every session ends with the completion of a selfreflection sheet, so participants chart their personal progress.
The program is based on a survival theme, with students learning and applying skills for thriving in the outdoors. NOLA is fantastic for getting students outdoors - in nature – learning new skills. The greatest benefit of the program is the sense of belonging that comes with taking part. Students quickly bond during the team tasks. Their shared experience of overcoming new challenges - and mastering exciting skills - creates a joyful bond among them.
Watlington uses NOLA for selected children, as well as for an after school club.