Welcome to Active Learning


Our vision is to enable trainers, teachers and leaders to facilitate holistic development

"Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is only of interest to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something much better: that we can become oak trees." E. F. Schumacher


Active Learning has worked with, and for, a wide range of organisations, schools and setting on the Design and Development of Outdoor Space, school grounds and play facilities.  Active Learning works in line with the Government’s Manifesto for Learning Outside the Classroom, and the Foundation Stage curriculum, and also in line with the guidelines described by Play England.

Active Learning, in partnership with Learning Through Landscapes, Grounds for Learning, the Scottish School Grounds Charity, and local education authorities, delivers a range of Continuing Professional Development courses designed to support teachers and other professionals in learning outdoors and the use and maintenance of outdoor learning spaces.

All my courses are experiential in nature, and combine elements of outdoor and environmental education with activities to develop leadership and reflective awareness.

For my outdoor safety courses go to outdoor-safety.co.uk

Stuart Lockton facilitating with adults and with children

Stuart Lockton, B.Sc., MA, Training Consultant

Stuart has spent the last 15 years developing an expertise in experiential learning, working on and designing courses for a wide range of clients. He has qualified with an MA in Development Training. He has previously worked for 12 years in the horticultural industry, including working as a landscape designer specialising in environmental landscaping.

View the Photo Gallery