We are very excited by Outdoor Classroom Day on the 4th November. Did you know that environmental stewardship and connection with place is strongly related to the amount of time we spend immersed in nature when we are children?
Five ways to get involved in Outdoor Classroom Day
- Take at least one class outdoors on the day. Check out the resources section of our website for plenty of outdoor learning and play ideas – including a selection from our friends over at Earth Cubs.
- Play around with playtime. Outdoor play is critical to children’s health and wellbeing. Try out some of these top tips from OPAL on Outdoor Classroom Day and witness the impact better playtimes can have for everyone.
- Set children an outdoor task to do at home. If any of your students are learning from home on the day, share outdoor learning and play ideas with parents. From mud play to making faces, there are lots of easy ideas in our resources section.
- Use the journey to and from school to explore nature. From collecting natural items to playing a game of outdoor bingo, there are lots of ideas on our outdoor journeys Pinterest board.
- Get a friend involved! Share this email with a friend or colleague to help grow the movement and make sure more children experience the benefits of spending time outdoors.