WHY DID WE JOIN IN ON OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DAY?
Research shows that when teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment. When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and creativity.
Building on our success in developing our outdoor environment, our aim was to get as nearly all children playing and learning outside as much as possible... This was our whole school launch day!