The outdoor area is a vital learning environment for students. Outdoor and fieldwork learning provides students with opportunities to engage with peers, apply theoretical knowledge and practice key geographical skills. In the field, students can engage with real issues that are relevant to their lives, using an inquiry approach to encourage
curiosity and exploration. Given geography is the study of the world and its processes and interconnections, it is difficult to gain a full understanding of key skills and knowledge without spending time outside.
Visiting environments further away from the school can foster in students an awareness of their own community, build a local sense of belonging and identity, encourage concern and respect for their local area and encourage participation in sustainable practices.