Outdoor Classroom Day is a day to celebrate and inspire learning and play outside the classroom, and we want YOU to get involved! On Thursday 12 October 2017, join thousands of schools from across the world in taking at least one class outdoors for one lesson, and then celebrate how important your playtime is too!
Why? Outdoor learning improves children’s health, engages them with learning and leads to a greater connection with nature. Play not only teaches critical life skills such as resilience, teamwork and creativity, but is central to children’s enjoyment of childhood.
It’s easy to get involved and there is something everyone can do!
If you’re a teacher and new to outdoor learning, why not use Outdoor Classroom Day to try it out? Or, if you’re an outdoor learning pro, use the day to celebrate what you do and inspire other teachers around the world to join in.
If you’re a parent, talk to your child’s school about the importance of outdoor learning and play. Ask them how they will get involved and offer to help out on the day if they need a bit of extra support.
If you work for an organisation that cares about children, nature, education or the environment, speak to us about how you can get involved.
There are lots of resources, including advice, guidance and lesson plans, to help get you started. Sign up below to take part and help us build a movement that gets children outdoors to learn and play every day!
“Play for today, prepared for tomorrow”
If you have any questions, would like to tell us how you plan to spend Outdoor Classroom Day, or want to share resources we can upload to this website, we’d love to hear from you. Use the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
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