Anyone who has seen the impact that learning, playing and adventuring outdoors has on children knows how powerful such experiences can be. Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by learning. Children are more active when they play outdoors; It is essential for their healthy development and enjoyment of childhood.
Building on the success of the 2016 campaign, the aim is to get children around the world learning and playing outside on Thursday 18 May.
For some schools, this will be an opportunity to try learning outside the classroom for the first time. For outdoor learning pros, the day will be a celebration of what they are doing already and a chance to inspire other schools to get involved. For everyone, Outdoor Classroom Day will show how easy and amazing it is to spend time outdoors every day.
There’s loads of resources on www.outdoorclassroomday.com – but feel free to get in touch with us direct at ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ if you need help with an idea or want to cover a specific topic. Remember, if you are promoting physical and emotional health you can keep this as evidence for your healthy schools file!
If you use twitter, tag us in using @nwoes along with #outdoorclassroomday to show us what you’ve been up to, or email us direct with some pictures.