School in Nature

Dybkær Special School supporting pupils with special needs and their profesionals in using outdoor

Outdoor for pupils with special needs

Kayaks, bikes, hammocks, climbing, fire and fishing gear. School-in-Nature has its own bus and trailer, so it easily can get out into 'the big outdoor classroom'.

School-in-Nature is based on interdisciplinary cooperation between teachers, occupational therapists and educators.

Nature provides many opportunities for different challenges and opportunities for learning and training than those available to pupils in the classroom.

Activities, sensory stimulation and social interaction are based on nature's components.


School in Nature is part of the Dybkaer Special School.

The school's core mission is to create the best possible conditions for the pupils - with the potential and challenges they each have. To support this, they work according to three values: appreciation, fellowship and growth.

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Welfare in Silkeborg Municipality

Under the focus area “Welfare” you will find the following seven initiatives:

Sharing and inspiration events, Tool bank for citizens with special needs, Youth contact, Nature recreation room, Residences with outdoor profile, Nature guide for day care and outdoor space.

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Leisure & Nature in Silkeborg Municipality

Under the action area “Leisure & Nature” you will find the following 3 initiatives:

Virklund Model, Nature and Sustainability and Contribute to the realisation of the Outdoor Action Plan 2022 and 2023.

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Wall of Initiatives

The Wall of Initiatives tell the story about a whole community, Silkeborg, dedicated to the use of outdoor for the common good.

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